Environmental Health and Safety


EPA Collecting Comments on Proposed NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

EPA Collecting Comments on Proposed NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

The public can comment on the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan of mercury-contaminated soil at the New Jersey site until December 12.

October 2022 was Fourth-Warmest October on Earth in 143 Years

October 2022 was Fourth-Warmest October on Earth in 143 Years

The average temperature around the world was 58.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

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A Year in Review: EPA’s Work on PFAS

One year after the PFAS Strategic Roadmap was announced, the EPA is looking back at the progress it’s made.

Environment Benefits of Solar Panels

Environment Benefits of Solar Panels

These devices can decrease emissions, improve air quality and limit global warming.

How to Go Green: Six Easy Tips for Making Eco-Friendly Changes to Improve the Environment

How to Go Green: Six Easy Tips for Making Eco-Friendly Changes to Improve the Environment

Making changes can have a big impact on the environment.

How Can We Solve The Growing E-Waste Problem?

How Can We Solve The Growing E-Waste Problem?

E-waste can lead to air and water pollution as well as soil contamination.

EPA Announces Recipients of Pollution Prevention Grant

EPA Announces Recipients of Pollution Prevention Grant

A combined total of $9 million will be given to over 30 recipients.

New EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding Looks at Lead Emissions from Lead-Fueled Aircraft

New EPA Proposed Endangerment Finding Looks at Lead Emissions from Lead-Fueled Aircraft

Lead exposure can lead to multiple health concerns for people.



Biden Administration Announces Additional Almost $500M for Clean School Buses Following High Demand

Biden Administration Announces Additional Almost $500M for Clean School Buses Following High Demand

The EPA received nearly 2,000 applications, totaling about $4 billion in requests.

How Industrial Companies Responsible for Pollution Among Disenfranchised Communities Can Fight Environmental Racism

How Industrial Companies Responsible for Pollution Among Disenfranchised Communities Can Fight Environmental Racism

Some ways industries and people can fight environmental racism include changing practices and educating themselves.

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.

Patagonia Transfers Ownership to Fight Climate Change

Patagonia Transfers Ownership to Fight Climate Change

Founder Yvon Chouinard announced the change in ownership this week.

Environmental Impacts of Building a New Home

Environmental Impacts of Building a New Home

There are choices you can make to help your construction be more sustainable.

EPA Moves to Classify Two PFAS as "Hazardous Substances"

EPA Moves to Classify Two PFAS as "Hazardous Substances"

These two types of PFAS can be found in fire-fighting foams and applications as well as polishes and other items.

Inflation Reduction Act Invests in the Environment

Inflation Reduction Act Invests in the Environment

The act, signed in August by President Joe Biden, will invest $369 billion in the environment.

Agencies Publish New Tool that Measures Environmental Impact on Community Health

Agencies Publish New Tool that Measures Environmental Impact on Community Health

The Environmental Justice Index (EJI) was published in August.

Understanding How Supply Chains Can be Made More Eco-Friendly

Understanding How Supply Chains Can be Made More Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendly supply chains are good for the environment and your company's wallet.

How Much Do We Waste?

How Much Do We Waste? A Data-Driven Guide to Waste and Landfills

Although the amount of waste on our planet is estimated to increase, there are steps we can take now to change that.

ASTM 1527-21 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards Update Summary

ASTM 1527-21 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards Update Summary

The standard was revised last November.

Biden Administration Announces $500 Million for Clean School Buses

Biden Administration Announces $500 Million for Clean School Buses

The funding will go to replacing old school buses with clean, zero-emission buses.

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