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Earth Day Texas

The Lone Star State seeks environmental awareness.

Keystone XL Pipeline Derailed?

Impatient oil companies associated with the project build rail terminals to deliver oil from western Canada to U.S. refineries in the Gulf Coast.

Will They Drill?

Whether or not the federal Bureau of Land Management will drill into The San Rafael Swell - a prized geological formation in Utah - remains an area of strong concern.

Conservatives' Approach to Energy and Environmental Stewardship Recognized in New Papers

The Conservation Leadership Council has released six academic papers that offer important conservative perspectives on a wide range of environmental and energy challenges.

Research Being Conducted on Oklahoma Tornado Damage

Researchers from the University of Alabama are conducting studies on the latest tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20, 2013. The goal of the study is to better understand and prepare for future tornadoes in tornado-prone areas.

Available Environmental Health & Safety Courses for Fall

Fall 2013 classes in Environment Health and Safety are now available for enrollment at UC Davis.

The Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund Launched Today

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has kicked off the Gulf Environmental Fund today, in which the foundation will execute $2.544 billion in plea agreements from the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

EPA Region 10 Enters Contract with Vanquish Worldwide

Vanquish Worldwide, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), has been awarded a new, multi-million dollar federal contract to provide equipment management and warehouse services to the EPA Region 10 for emergency and counter-terrorism response vehicles and equipment.



Nuclear Fuel Storage Research Gets More Funding

The Energy Department will be investing $15.8 million over the next five years on a new dry storage research and development project that should result in safe and secure storage of used nuclear fuel.

NAS Elects New VP and Councilors

A new vice president and four new councilors have been elected to the National Academy of Science (NAS) governing Council. Their terms will officially begin on July 1, 2013.

Warm Welcome for New Secretary of Interior Department Nominee

As President Obama nominates Sally Jewell, REI CEO, as the new secretary for the Interior department, she gets a warm welcome from Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers.

Environmental Leadership Awards Winners Announced

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced 17 companies and organizations as the winners of the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA), which is the highest environmental honor in California.

New Report Released on Children’s Health and the Environment

The EPA has released “America’s Children and the Environment, Third Edition”, which is a comprehensive compilation of information regarding children’s health and the environment from several different sources.

Applications Being Accepted for New England’s Environmental Merit Awards

The EPA is now accepting applications for the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards, which recognizes environmental achievements that were accomplished during the previous year. Applications will be accepted until Mar. 1, 2013.

Funding Available for Environmental Technology Demonstrations

ESTCP is seeking proposals for innovative environmental technology demonstrations as candidates for funding beginning in FY2014. Pre-proposals are due by Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013

NOAA Opens Gulf Disaster Response Center

The Oct. 15 ribbon cutting officially opened a 15,200-square-foot facility in Mobile, Ala., that includes a training room, conference rooms, and a multi-function space that can be used for emergency response operations and drills.

Report Warns of Rapid Decline in U.S. Earth Observation Capabilities

A new National Research Council report says that budget shortfalls, cost-estimate growth, launch failures and changes in mission design and scope have left U.S. earth observation systems in a more precarious position than they were five years ago.

Covering Up Only Makes Crime Worse

Greek Shipping Company Sentenced in New Orleans to Pay $2 Million for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution and Obstruction of Justice

Solar Power Grid Installed at Military Base

A Power Purchase Agreement enabled the Edwards Air Force Base to quickly gain solar power without any upfront costs.

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