Ecosystems


EPA Celebrates Progress Made in Federally Funded Great Lakes Restoration Efforts

EPA Celebrates Progress Made in Federally Funded Great Lakes Restoration Efforts

Federal and local leaders noted the significant progress in environmental restoration and economic revitalization of the area.

Biden-Harris Administration Proposes 2025 Budget of $1.6 Billion for USGS

Biden-Harris Administration Proposes 2025 Budget of $1.6 Billion for USGS

The funding aims to bolster USGS’s mission of addressing climate and hazard challenges.

Transforming Climate Change with Composting Technology: A Sustainable Solution

Transforming Climate Change with Composting Technology: A Sustainable Solution

Composting may not be the first thing people think of in the fight against climate change, though it can immediately make an impact by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

USDA Commits $1 Billion to Enhance Urban Green Spaces for Public Health and Safety

USDA Commits $1 Billion to Enhance Urban Green Spaces for Public Health and Safety

Grants focus on improving access to nature in some of the nation's most populated communities.

Encore Green Environmental Teams with Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Encore Green Environmental Teams with Texas A&M University Kingsville

Joint initiative aims to improve environmental restoration and sustainability.

Sea Level Rise Poses Risks to Freshwater Mussels in Southeastern US

Sea Level Rise Poses Risks to Freshwater Mussels in Southeastern US

Research from North Carolina State University offers insights on salt's impact.

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $206 Million Funding to Restore Chesapeake Bay

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $206 Million Funding to Restore Chesapeake Bay

The funding also aims to protect underserved communities nationwide.

EPA Fines Robert Yundt Homes LLC for Clean Water Act Violations

EPA Fines Robert Yundt Homes LLC for Clean Water Act Violations

The company and its namesake face more than $100,000 in penalties.



The Ritz-Carlton Resort in U.S. Virgin Islands Fined for Clean Water Act Violations

The company did not meet monitoring standards for treated wastewater discharges.

How Does Environmental DNA Help Protect Biodiversity?

How Does Environmental DNA Help Protect Biodiversity?

By using eDNA sampling, data on local fauna and flora can be collected in an efficient and non-invasive manner.

EPA Establishes Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

EPA Establishes Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights

The office will have many responsibilities, including working with communities to "understand their needs" and ensuring environemtnal justice issues are included in EPA work, the agency said.

Coral Cover of Great Barrier Reef Improving in Some Areas

Coral Cover of Great Barrier Reef Improving in Some Areas

The northern and central areas have increased in coral cover since 2021.

Monarch Butterfly Species Added to Endangered Species List

Monarch Butterfly Species Added to Endangered Species List

Climate change and change in habitants have led to a decrease in butterflies.

Clean Water Act Violations: Idaho and Missouri Companies Agree to Pay Penalty

Alleged Clean Water Act Violations: Idaho and Missouri Companies Agree to Pay Penalty

The Missouri company will pay $210,000 and the Idaho company will pay $222,400.

New York Air Force Base is now Known for its Federal Facility Excellence

New York Air Force Base is now Known for its Federal Facility Excellence

The EPA chose the base as a 2021 site reuse award winner.

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