New public service media project: Water Blues Green Solutions

June 4, 2013 | Development, Environment, EPA, Report, Stormwater

Water is a limited resource, essential for life. Just as we recognize the value of water, so must we recognize the value of natural systems to store, clean, and maintain clean and fresh water.Americans often underestimate - or simply ignore…

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The Guardian (UK): Global majority faces water shortages ‘within two generations’

June 3, 2013 | EPA, Report

An article in London's The Guardian reports on a warning by hundreds of scientists last week that a majority of the world's population, including in developed countries like the United States, is reaching a tipping point where easy access to…

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EPA webcast on using social indicators in watershed-management projects

April 24, 2013 | EPA, Management, Report, Treatment, Wastewater

Join EPA for a webcast on May 1, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on using social indicators in watershed-management projects.Working with landowners and managers to find effective and practical solutions to water-quality problems is crucial to…

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USDA Rural Development celebrates Earth Day by Promoting water-quality projects in 32 states

April 24, 2013 | Infrastructure, Report

WASHINGTON (USDA) – As part of USDA's Earth Day celebration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 22 support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment across the country. The United States…

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PBS News Hour explores wastewater treatment

January 16, 2013 | Contaminants, Environment, EPA, Report, Water

The Jan. 3 PBS News Hour featured science correspondent Miles O'Brien plunging into a muck of that which rhymes with "it" to investigate our ailing country's sewage system.Here's a written account of his story of what happened underground.The webpage included…

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CBS News: Summer 2012: Glimpse of climate change effects?

July 6, 2012 | EPA, Report

A July 3 posting to the CBS News website, originally from the Associated Press, begins:"(AP) WASHINGTON - If you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, scientists suggest taking a look at U.S. weather in recent…

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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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Obama administration advances efforts to protect health of U.S. communities overburdened by pollution

August 5, 2011 | EPA, Report

Federal agencies sign environmental justice memorandum of understandingWASHINGTON (EPA) – Building on its commitment to ensuring strong protection from environmental and health hazards for all Americans, the Obama administration announced Aug. 4 that federal agencies have agreed to develop environmental…

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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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Waters of the U.S.” proposed guidance “””

May 4, 2011 | EPA, Policy, Report

Americans depend on clean and abundant water. However, over the past decade, interpretations of Supreme Court rulings removed some critical waters from federal protection and caused confusion about which waters and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water Act. As…

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