EPA releases new climate change video series

August 28, 2013 | EPA, Planning, Webinar

The series supports President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and highlights benefits of reducing energy consumptionWASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a new series of short public service videos on climate change. The videos cover a range…

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ABC News profiles Colonias

May 1, 2012 | EPA, Handbook, Planning, Sustainability, Utilities, Wastewater, Water

ABC News, as part of its "Hidden America" series, produced a story on the Colonias in late April.An ABC correspondent visited some of these communities in Texas along the Mexican border. The story desribes these communities as a "no-man's land"…

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USDA Rural Development: Helping to put Americans to work

January 18, 2012 | EPA, Handbook, Planning, Sustainability

Annual report reflects administration's drive to create opportunity in rural regionsWASHINGTON (USDA)- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided highlights of USDA Rural Development fiscal year (FY) 2011 investments in job-creating businesses, infrastructure and housing for Americans living in rural communities across…

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EPA and USDA create partnership to improve drinking water systems and develop workforce in rural communities

August 24, 2011 | Planning, Training

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  announced Aug. 8 a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems. Nationwide, small water and sewage treatment facilities with…

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What’s the connection between water service and jobs?

August 4, 2011 | Emergency, Planning

In the fifth of a six-part series titled "America's Mayors: Governing In Tough Times," National Public Radio aired a story August 4 titled "Progress And Promise For A Town Once In Crisis" that features the mayor of a small city…

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Washington Post: Brief profile of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

June 20, 2011 | Emergency, Guide, Planning

The June 12, 2011, Washington Post Magazine featured a brief personal profile of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. She explains in her own words in the magazine's weekly "First Person Singular" column how she developed her affinity for science and the…

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Interactive 2010 U.S. census map available

March 29, 2011 | EPA, Planning, Preparedness, Water

The New York Times has made an interactive 2010 U.S. census map available. You can view population data for individual counties or view the data by state.

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