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Albatrosses’ survival seriously threatened by mercury and pollutants

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Mercury and persistent organic pollutants (POPs) reduce albatrosses’ chances of successfully breeding, a recent study finds. These pollutants add to the list of environmental pressures, including climate change, disease and fishery bycatch, affecting this highly threatened species. Seabirds, such as albatrosses, are at risk of consuming high ...

Gloucester Mass. Shipyard Will Help Educate Customers and Peers about Clean Water Responsibilities under Settlement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 16, 2014)

Gloucester Marine Railways Corp. will adhere to appropriate practices to protect water quality and thereby protect the health of citizens and the environment, under a settlement with EPA. The company will also pay a fine of $20,000 under the settlement for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act at its Gloucester, Mass. shipyard. ...

U.S. EPA requires cleanup, fines Sims Metal Management for polluting San Francisco Bay

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice fined Sims Metal Management $189,500 for polluting San Francisco Bay with scrap metal debris in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Since at least the early 1990s, Sims operated a conveyor belt without adequate pollution controls to prevent materials from falling ...

EPA Reaches Agreement with Municipality of Culebra Puerto Rico to Address Water Pollution in Atlantic Ocean

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 9, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced a legal settlement with the Municipality of Culebra for discharging pollutants from the Parcelas Culebra Lot Development into the Culebra Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. This sewer system discharges into to the Ensenada Honda, the Lobina Lagoon, and the ...

Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Aug. 20, 2014)

Following decades of pollutants entering its waters, the Black Sea is now facing an environmental crisis of extreme proportions, and is considered one of the most environmentally degraded regional seas in the world. Every year, about 350 cubic km of river water pours into the Black Sea, which has resulted in soaring pollution levels, threatening ...

EPA Awards $2.6 million to Protect Mid-Atlantic Region Wetlands. Virginia is Among Six Projects to be Funded

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 2, 2014)

EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin announced today at an event in Dover, Delaware, that EPA’s Mid Atlantic Region has awarded a total of $2,642,270 in Wetland Program Development Grants to six recipients. The Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences was one of the recipients and will receive $392,773 improve understanding and protection ...

EPA Awards $2.6 million to Protect Mid-Atlantic Region Wetlands. Maryland is Among Six Projects to be Funded

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 2, 2014)

EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin announced today at an event in Dover, Delaware, that EPA’s Mid Atlantic Region has awarded a total of $2,642,270 in Wetland Program Development Grants to six recipients. The Maryland Department of Environment was awarded $37,500 to develop Maryland’s Wetland Program Plan. The plan will include ...

EPA Awards $2.6 million to Protect Mid-Atlantic Region Wetlands. West Virginia is Among Six Projects to be Funded

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 2, 2014)

EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin announced today at an event in Dover, Delaware, that EPA’s Mid Atlantic Region has awarded a total of $2,642,270 in Wetland Program Development Grants to six recipients. The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (WVDNR) was one of the recipients and will receive $700,000 to develop a wetland ...

EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Old Diesel Engines; Grants Provide $1.1 Million to Protect People from Harmful Air Pollution

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 27, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is supporting local efforts to reduce air pollution in the New York City metropolitan area by providing a total of $1.1 million to help two organizations replace old, dirty diesel engines on boats with less polluting models. The projects will cut emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides and particulate matter ...

EPA Awards $2.6 million to Protect Mid-Atlantic Region Wetlands. Delaware Project Among Six to be Funded

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 2, 2014)

EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin announced today at an event in Dover, Delaware, that EPA has awarded a total of $2,642,270 in Wetland Program Development Grants to six recipients in EPA’s Mid-Atlantic region. The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environment Control (DNREC), one of the recipients, was awarded $443,233 ...

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