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EPA Awards over $179,000 to Promote Proctor Creek Restoration

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is awarding over $179,000 to three organizations for the restoration of the Proctor Creek Watershed in Atlanta, Ga. Nationally, $2.1 million was awarded to 36 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support ...

Up To $27.5 Million Available From EPA for 2014 Great Lakes Restoration Projects

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 15, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals from states, municipalities, tribes, universities and nonprofit organizations for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $27.5 million will be available during the current ...

Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

by Ministry of Environmental Protection of The People`s Republic of China  (Apr. 28, 2014)

MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil ...

REGENESIS Sponsors Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

by REGENESIS  (Apr. 16, 2014)

REGENESIS is pleased to be a long-term participant, supporter and sponsor of Battelle’s trio of technical environmental conference series which promotes collaboration among public- and private-sector environmental professionals. More specifically, for at least 15 consecutive years, REGENESIS has been a committed co-sponsor of two ...

River restoration for flood management in the Iberian Peninsula

by Wetlands International  (May 17, 2014)

Experts from Spain and Portugal discussed how to restore rivers and manage landscapes to reduce flooding risks and impacts. At the same event prizes were awarded to the best short stories, poems and pictures about rivers. The workshop River Restoration for Flood Management: Debate about new social and ...

Draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan Available for Public Input

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 30, 2014)

The federal Great Lakes Interagency Task Force today released a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan for public input. “Protecting communities around the Great Lakes and restoring this important ecosystem is a national and binational imperative,” said Task Force Chair and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

Conference on Water Resources Legislation Described as Headed Toward April 30 Finish

by Bloomberg BNA  (Mar. 18, 2014)

The House-Senate conference working to reconcile two water infrastructure bills appears headed toward a windup of the work at the end of April, according to Michael Toohey, president of the Waterways Council, a coalition supportive of waterborne shipping. The details of the compromises developed by lawmakers and staff are being kept confidential ...

Energy Department Employees Recognized for Power Restoration Assistance During Emergencies and Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Standards

by US Department of Energy  (May 7, 2014)

The Energy Department is pleased to announce that four employees have been selected as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service. Alice Lippert, Gilbert Bindewald, and Patrick Willging were selected for helping government authorities and power companies deliver emergency services and ...

EPA and Public Lab Revitalize Urban Waters in New Orleans

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $52,185 to the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab). The organization will train community members and wetland restoration advocates to monitor and track progress at eight ongoing urban wetland restoration projects near Lake Pontchartrain. The training will include ...

EPA Settlements Restore Wetlands Across Southeast $1.7M to be spent on restoration and penalties

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 4, 2014)

Over the past fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 has cited 23 entities throughout the Southeast for depositing dredged and/or fill material into wetlands or other waters of the United States in violation of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Such unauthorized discharges ...

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