USDA highlights assistance to residents affected by Hurricane Irene

September 1, 2011 | Jobs, Rural, Rural Development, USDA

 WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said USDA is ready to deploy personnel and resources to assist the efforts by federal, state and local authorities in response to Hurricane Irene. Yesterday, the Secretary joined Department of…

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Beat the peak with water-saving tips from WaterSense

August 2, 2011 | Jobs, Report

When the mercury rises, so does residential water use. During dry summer months, outdoor water use increases, with more than 70 percent of water going to landscape irrigation in some areas of the country. This contributes to a phenomenon known…

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Public radio’s This American Life” examines fracking”””

July 12, 2011 | Jobs, Water

Public radio's popular program "This American Life" examines hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in its latest episode.In the episode titled "Game Changer", the show features a professor in Pennsylvania who makes a calculation "to discover that his state is sitting atop…

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EPA-supported Water Purification Eco-Center demonstration project to launch this month

June 9, 2011 | Certification, Jobs, Operator

On June 16, the Rodale Institute will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Water Purification Eco-Center located on its research farm in Kutztown, Penn. The center, supported in part through a $695,000 grant from the…

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EPA issues Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy

October 13, 2010 | Jobs, Rural

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy with the goal of increasing the sustainability of water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States. Communities across the country are facing challenges…

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