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EPA Applauds Creation of Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program

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

EPA today joined state and local dignitaries formally launching the Southeast New England Coastal Watershed Restoration Program. The new program will serve as a framework to promote a broad ecosystem approach to protecting and restoring the coastal watersheds of southeast New England (coastal areas from Westerly, R.I. to Chatham, Mass., including ...

Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region Receives $25K Grant for Lower Meramec Watershed Stewardship, Education

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

The non-profit Open Space Council for the St. Louis Region has received a $25,000 grant from the national 2014 Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program to support hands-on stewardship and watershed education efforts aimed at restoring 500 miles of five rivers in Missouri’s Lower Meramec Watershed. The Five Star and Urban Waters ...

New Elastomer-Free Valve Design Stops Particle Shedding

by Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd  (Nov. 5, 2014)

GF Piping Systems has announced availability of a revolutionary new Pressure Regulating Valve (PRV) family that not only eliminates elastomers, exterior metal parts and re-torqueing; it also provides easy maintenance and flexibility.  These one-of-a-kind valves can be used in a wide range of markets including water treatment, chemical ...

EPA Awards $120,000 in Urban Waters grants to Revitalize Mystic River Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 19, 2014)

In two separate grants, EPA is awarding $120,000 to two organizations working to clean up the Mystic River Watershed, just outside Boston, Mass. The two Mystic River Watershed grants are part of $2.1 million EPA awarded nationally to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support ...

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies and National Milk Producers Federation Sign Landmark MOU to Increase Collaboration on Watershed Improvement Projects

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Sep. 10, 2014)

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to promote increased cooperation and communication between the two organizations in their efforts to make watershed-level water quality improvements. This MOU marks an important milestone in ...

Los Angeles County’s Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project Receives ISI’s Highest Sustainable Infrastructure Award - Envision Platinum

by American Public Works Association  (Aug. 26, 2014)

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced today that the Sun Valley Watershed Multi-Benefit Project in Los Angeles County, Calif., has earned the Envision™ infrastructure rating system’s Platinum award—the highest level attainable in the Envision system. The L. A. County Board of Supervisors will accept the ...

U.S. EPA Awards $115,000 for Revitalization and Education Projects in the Los Angeles River Watershed

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it is awarding nearly $115,000 to two Southern California projects that will help improve water quality, educate local youth, and support community revitalization within the Los Angeles River watershed. The funding comes from EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities ...

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters Funding will go to projects nationwide, including three in the Anacostia River Watershed

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations nationwide to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. Three of the organizations announced today for funding include Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, ...

EPA Awards $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters Funding will go to projects nationwide, including University of Baltimore work in the Patapsco Watershed

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations, among them the University of Baltimore, to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The University of Baltimore will use its $59,827 EPA grant to help clean up the Patapsco ...

Sun sheds light on Arctic carbon puzzle

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 4, 2014)

One of the puzzles of the permafrost has been solved by scientists in the US. The key to the carbon cycle in the Arctic north is not the microbe population − it’s the sunlight. Such a discovery is not, strictly speaking, concerned with climate change, but with the more detailed question of how the world ...

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