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Why climate change demands the reform of our financial system

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 22, 2015)

Harnessing the global financial system to deliver climate security, reduce the risks of high carbon assets, and scale up capital for the low carbon transition is possible, but will only happen with a comprehensive, system-wide approach to financing – including the $37 trillion of energy infrastructure – in the next two decades. ...

EPA and Arkansas Restore Fayetteville’s Streams

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 9, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $300,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission (ANRC) to reduce sediment and phosphorus—enhancing the ecology of the West Fork White River watershed. EPA’s grant will help the ANRC fund a nonpoint-source management project that will help restore an unstable ...

Settlement For $8.75 Million Reached at Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site in North Providence, R.I.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 17, 2015)

EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement with New England Container Company, Inc. (NECC) relating to the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site, located in North Providence, R.I. Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, NECC will make a ...

EPA Settlement with Jefferson County, Mo., Property Owner Results in Watershed Restoration

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 2, 2015)

EPA Region 7 has reached a settlement with a Jefferson County, Mo., property owner to resolve Clean Water Act violations involving unpermitted discharges of pollutants into an unnamed tributary of Belews Creek. As part of the settlement, Greg Schellert has agreed to pay a penalty of $30,000 and fully restore the impacted portion of the tributary. ...

St. Louis Community College to Receive $192,300 from EPA to Recruit, Train and Place Workers in Green Environmental Jobs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 22, 2015)

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) has been selected to receive a $192,300 grant from EPA to recruit, train and place local unemployed and underemployed individuals in full-time sustainable green jobs in a range of environmental fields. The grant comes from EPA’s Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training (EWDJT) program. ...

EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Champions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 24, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored five individuals and organizations from across Puerto Rico with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City ...

EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Champions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 24, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored three individuals and organizations from across the U.S. Virgin Islands with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New ...

EPA Honors New York Environmental Champions

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 24, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored 25 individuals and organizations from across New York with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's ...

Massachusetts Organizations and Residents Recognized by EPA for Environmental Achievements

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

Eleven winners in Massachusetts were recognized today at EPA’s 2015 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony. The environmental leaders were among 27 recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment. Each year EPA New England recognizes individuals and groups in the six New England states who have ...

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Runoff that Contributes to Algal Blooms

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 26, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $17 million to fund projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality by preventing phosphorus runoff and soil erosion that contribute to algal blooms and by reducing suspended sediments in Great Lakes tributaries. ...

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