Daily Yonder blog: Rural poverty rate reaches 18.3% in 2011

January 14, 2013 | Conservation, EPA, Waste

The Daily Yonder blog reported Jan. 8 that "the percentage of people living in poverty increased from 15.8 percent of those living in rural counties in 2007, before the recession began, to 18.3 percent in 2011."All of RCAP's work is…

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NY Times: The Problem Is Clear: The Water Is Filthy

November 14, 2012 | Efficiency, EPA, Management, Technical, Waste

The New York Times ran an article on Nov. 13 about Seville, Calif., a small town in a heavily agricultural section of the state that is suffering from contaminated drinking water.The article talks about how dirty water affects people in…

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EPA webinar on recruiting and training veterans for careers in the water sector

August 29, 2012 | Waste, Water

On September 13, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT, EPA will host a webinar for water and wastewater operator certification programs and state drinking water and wastewater programs on recruiting and training veterans for careers in the water sector. Topics…

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EPA Administrator Jackson travels to Lititz, Pa., visits with farmers and local leaders

August 4, 2011 | Waste, Water

Administrator Jackson highlights conservation effortsWASHINGTON (EPA) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson traveled to Lititz, Pa., August 3 where she toured a local dairy farm and held a roundtable discussion with local farmers and leaders. She…

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The Rural Blog: Researchers say hydraulically fractured shale releases more greenhouse gases than coal

April 12, 2011 | Energy, Waste, Water

One researcher's conclusion that "natural gas pried from shale formations is dirtier than coal in the short term" and "comparable" in the long term will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, giving it more credence, Mike Soraghan reports for…

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EPA updates web tool providing clean water violation trends and state enforcement response

March 29, 2011 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Waste, Water

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on March 24 updated data and a mapping tool designed to help the public compare water quality trends over the last two years. The web-based, interactive map includes “state dashboards” that…

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