Tag Archives: Water

America’s Most Endangered Rivers

American Rivers recently released their annual list of America’s most endangered rivers.  Topping the list is the Colorado River, suffering from outdated water management.  The existing management system cannot handle the pressures of over-allocation and persistent drought. “This year’s America’s … Continue reading

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Children’s Health and the Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report on January 25, 2013 entitled “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition”.  This report has compiled information and data from a range of sources regarding the affects of the current environment on … Continue reading

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Air Pollutants Decline and Total Toxic Chemicals Increase in 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a news release on January 16 that described the results of the 2011 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). The TRI program “collects information on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water and land, as … Continue reading

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Permit Decision Guarantee

Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett issued Executive Order 2012-11.  This order was aimed towards the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and required the implementation of a Permit Decision Guarantee.  The order provided the following steps to achieve the … Continue reading

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BP Settles All Criminal Claims

BP will pay $4 billion over five years to resolve all of the federal criminal charges in relation to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.  Additionally, they have also agreed to pay $525 million over three years to resolve … Continue reading

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Europe Experiences Effects of Climate Change

The European Environment Agency (EEA) released a report last week on the impacts that climate change is having on all regions of Europe.  The report, entitled Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012, was written and compiled by approximately … Continue reading

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Environmental Products of the Year

Environmental Protection, a resource for a number of environmental issues, has announced the 2012 Environmental Protection New Products of the Year.  A total of ten companies won first place awards in the ten available categories.  The categories included air quality … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

As we all know, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the eastern United States last week, wreaking havoc along the way.  Estimates of the damage include at least 40 U.S. deaths, $50 billion in economic losses, 8 million homes without power and … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania DEP Offers Green Grants

October 5, 2012 through October 26, 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) accepted applications for four green grants under the 2012 Growing Greener Plus grant proposal. The four separate awards are for the Watershed Protection grants, Surface Mining … Continue reading

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New Clean Water App

On October 18, 2012 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new tool in the form of an app and website to “help people find information on the condition of thousands of lakes, rivers and streams across the United States … Continue reading

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