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A few cities and 10 states have significantly decreased their MSW landfill totals through bottle bills and other measures. (Image downloaded from Budget Dumpster video)

The Ways We Waste: The Long Road to Sustainable Waste Management

Though many states are making headway in the realm of waste reduction, there are many cities that have decided to take matters into their own hands.

The EPA has announced $11 million in funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield properties across the United States.

Millions in EPA Funding Available to Clean Up Brownfields Across the Country

The EPA has announced $11 million in funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated Brownfield properties across the United States.

NOAA Analysis Documents Coastal Wetlands and Forest Loss

The agency found that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions -- an area larger than the state of Wisconsin -- experienced changes in land cover.

Associate Professor Karl Vernes from the University of New England, Australia, is undertaking research into these mysterious water sources and the habits of the animals that use them in a bid to conserve the unique ecosystems of a region which is facing the strains of mass development and tourism.

Researching the Key to Survival for Mammals of the Yucatan

Associate Professor Karl Vernes from the University of New England, Australia, is undertaking research into these mysterious water sources and the habits of the animals that use them in a bid to conserve the unique ecosystems of a region which is facing the strains of mass development and tourism.

Law Building at Georgia State University Obtains LEED Certification

Upon completion of the $62.8 million Georgia State University College of Law Building, a LEED Silver certification will be awarded to the new building.

A new technology recycling service, offered by a partnership between Staples Advantage and Electronic Recyclers International, Inc., will allow businesses to recycle large amounts of electronics.

Technology Recycling Service Helps Businesses Reduce E-Waste

A new technology recycling service, offered by a partnership between Staples Advantage and Electronic Recyclers International, Inc., will allow businesses to recycle large amounts of electronics.

Water Act Violations Settlement Intends to Prevent Future Oils Spills

Cargill, Inc. has agreed to settle with the EPA for Clean Water Act violations at two different oil storage facilities. The settlement will also outline steps required to prevent future oil spills at the sites.

Swedish Red Cross Discusses Engaging with Women's Groups to Improve Access to Community-based Health in South Sudan

The organization sheds light on families returning to damaged villages post-war.

Desertification a Top Concern for South Africa's Environment Affairs Department

A resource management program in Free State Province, which has been severely affected by land degradation, desertification, and drought, is part of the government's Working for Water Programme.

 After the BC mine catastrophe earlier this week, Alaskans are asking the EPA to finalize mine waste restrictions in order to protect their fishery.

BC Mine Failure Brings Pebble Mine Risks to Light

After the BC mine catastrophe earlier this week, Alaskans are asking the EPA to finalize mine waste restrictions in order to protect their fishery.

Beach Water Quality Safety Gets a Makeover

The EPA has made a move to help protect the health of millions of beachgoers, while also requiring the states to strengthen their beach water quality notification practices.

EPA Finishes Clean Power Plan Hearings

Four public hearings took place at the end of July. By then, about 300,000 comments already had been submitted.

OSCE Showcases Cooperative Work to Address Water Scarcity

A Security Days event in July explored ways the 57 participating countries can work together to address the problem.

The impact of extreme drought is evident in this 2011 USGS photo of O.C. Fisher Lake near San Angelo, Texas. (Photo by Travis Dowell, U.S. Geological Survey)

Water Scarcity Increasing Populations' Vulnerability, UN Report Shows

Every country faces growing problems of scarce water, poor sanitation, and soil erosion, the 2014 Human Development Report states.

Water Reservoirs Receive Protection in Saudi Arabia

Industrial and Environmental Concepts, Inc. won an international competition for an agricultural project in Saudi Arabia. Sinopec awarded IEC a contract to design and install covers for multiple water reservoirs in the arid region.

EPA Settlement Aids San Franscisco Bay

"For many years, the health of San Francisco Bay has been imperiled by ongoing pollution, including enormous discharges of raw and partially treated sewage from communities in the East Bay," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA's regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest. "Many of these discharges are the result of aging, deteriorated sewer infrastructure that will be fixed under the EPA order."

South Sacramento to Build First Zero-Net Energy Apartments from Mutual Housing Grant

Enterprise Community Partners gives a $40,000 grant to Mutual Housing CA for green transit-oriented development with first rooftop farm in area.

A new ruling in the Georgia Court of Appeals states that all waters are to be protected by 25-foot vegetative buffers under Georgia law.

All Waters in Georgia Protected by Buffers

A new ruling in the Georgia Court of Appeals states that all waters are to be protected by 25-foot vegetative buffers under Georgia law.

EU Testing Software to Cut Airports' Emissions, Energy Costs

The CASCADE system has been pilot tested in the Rome and Milan airports and will save them $1.1 million per year, the European Commission announced July 28.

Oklahoma Receives Millions to Improve Water Quality

The EPA awarded more than $11 million to the state of Oklahoma to aid communities in restoring and improving water quality and infrastructure.

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