WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and lead in clean energy, EPA today released its 2013 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan that outlines actions planned over the next year to cut energy use and waste in agency operations
(Boston, Mass. – Nov. 20, 2013) – Two Massachusetts projects have been awarded more than a half-million dollars under a competitive national grant competition to reduce diesel emissions. The grants, totaling $556,650, were made under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA)
Environmental News NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY (Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 12, 2013) - EPA officials will be available for interviews at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 14. Interview topics include outreach to the agricultural community, regulatory updates, animal feeding operations, nutrient management and pesticides
ATLANTA – Today, the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany in Albany, Georgia is one of two federal facilities being recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the ENERGY STAR Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Award for their highly-efficient CHP systems, which increase the reliability of their electricity supply while reducing carbon pollution that causes climate change
Administrator McCarthy also to meet with farmers, city business leaders Environmental News NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY (Lenexa, Kan., Nov. 4, 2013) - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be in Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to award an environmental justice grant to the Black Health Care Coalition. The grant will further EPA’s ongoing efforts to make a visible difference in communities across the country by educating citizens on environmental factors related to their health
Author: Caron Lett-York
November 1, 2013
As threats to coral reefs grow, scientists are taking a nanoscale look at how they form skeletons.
Coral produce limestone-calcium carbonate-skeletons that build up over time into vast reefs. The skeleton's role is to help the living biofilm move towards light and nutrients.
(Boston, Mass. – Sept. 26, 2013) – EPA recently recognized Staples, Inc. of Framingham, Mass. at the 13th annual Green Power Leadership Awards. Staples was one of only to 21 organizations and three suppliers recognized nationally for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market
ATLANTA – Sterling Planet in Atlanta, Ga. is among 21 Green Power Partners awarded Green Power Leadership Awards by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. Sterling Planet received the award in the Green Power Suppliers of the Year category. Founded in 2000, Sterling Planet was the first company to offer renewable energy certificates (RECs) to retail clients nationwide
ATLANTA – Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC in Chattanooga, Tenn. is among 21 Green Power Partners awarded Green Power Leadership Awards by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. The Volkswagen Group received the award in the On-Site Generation category. Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC is a 1,400-acre automobile assembly plant located in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Source: Jerusalem Post
Author: Sharon Udasin
September 22, 2013
The vibrantly colored coral reefs of the northern Red Sea are unlikely to fall victim to the deteriorative process called coral bleaching that plagues so many other reefs around the globe, Israeli researchers have found.
WASHINGTON – Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation will hold a technical media briefing this morning to discuss a Clean Air Act announcement. WHO: Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation WHAT: Clean Air Act Announcement Background Call WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013, 10:30 a.m
WASHINGTON – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss EPA's priorities in addressing climate change at a National Press Club Speakers' event on Friday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. Administrator McCarthy will highlight the Administration's commitment to carrying out President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution and address the impacts of a changing climate. She will also discuss her vision for the EPA and challenges the Agency will face going forward
Source: Hawai'i News Now
Author: Mileka Lincoln
September 13, 2013
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Four days after a faulty Matson pipe discharged 233,000 gallons of molasses into the waters at Honolulu Harbor, marine biologists say the environmental disaster is causing significant damage to the coral reef.
Source: Fiji Times Online
September 2, 2013
THE sun beat down on Florida's Canaveral National Seashore, a quiet beach untouched by condos or civilisation - just the way Debbie Salamone liked it.
The then-38-year-old, who lived on the coast as a teenager, waded into the water one August afternoon in 2004, floating on her back and jumping in the swells with a friend who enjoyed the waves nearby.
(Seattle – September 5, 2013) Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. for violations of their Clean Air Act permits for arctic oil and gas exploration drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, off the North Slope of Alaska
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Coast Guard have reached an agreement in principle with Carnival Corporation to develop advanced emission control technology to be used in waters surrounding U.S. coasts. Under the agreement, Carnival will develop and deploy a new exhaust gas cleaning system on up to 32 ships over the next three years to be used in Emission Control Areas (ECA’s). The North American and U.S. Caribbean ECA’s create a buffer zone around U.S
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a new series of short public service videos on climate change. The videos cover a range of topics related to climate change, including its causes and impacts, actions Americans can take to reduce their impact, and the benefits to the economy of addressing climate change
WASHINGTON — The U. S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) is unveiling a new online Green Sports Resource Directory that can help teams, venues, and leagues save money and reduce carbon pollution through increased energy efficiency, a key part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan. Additionally, the new directory contains information that can help teams reduce waste and gain recognition for their programs that reduce the environmental impact of their events
(Seattle – August 20, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today launched the 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from more than 220 buildings in the Pacific Northwest -- 3,000 buildings nationwide -- are competing to see who can most reduce their buildings’ energy use