Huffington Post blog: The Water Challenge: A Suddenly Sexy Cause

April 24, 2013 | Emergency, EPA, Preparedness, Water, Webinar

An April 3 post on the Huffington Post's Green blog described the Second National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation taking place all this month. The post describes the growing popularity of this competition and how the race to conserve water…

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NPR: Poll Shows Rural Battlegrounds Backing Romney

September 24, 2012 | Disaster, Emergency, Preparedness

National news outlets, including NPR, reported Sept. 24 on the results of a poll showing the majority of rural areas are supporting Mitt Romney for president.The NPR story, which aired on Sept. 24, begins:"The nation's smallest and most remote places…

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New resource for labs on testing during a radiation emergency

August 17, 2012 | Emergency, EPA, Preparedness, Training, Webinar

Very few, if any, U.S. laboratories possess the capacity to analyze the large number of samples that would arise during a radiation emergency on U.S. soil. Given such limited capacity, decision makers and laboratory directors face difficult decisions about the…

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EPA seeks nominations for its local government advisory committee

March 23, 2012 | Climate Change, Preparedness, Report

EPA invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its local government advisory committee.  The committee is a federal advisory committee composed of locally elected and appointed officials that provides independent advice and…

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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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Office of Water accepting comments on EPA’s Retrospective Review Plan and Significant Regulations for potential review

March 9, 2011 | Preparedness

President Obama recently issued Executive Order 13563, requiring each agency to develop a plan to periodically conduct a retrospective review of its regulations, and determine if they are ineffective, insufficient, or overly burdensome, and then revise or repeal as warranted.…

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