Steps necessary to improve security at tens of thousands of US drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities have become a little more definitive with the release Dec. 14, 2006, of a draft set of voluntary guidelines. (
With climate change continuing to grow in news prominence, it'll be helpful to have access to the latest developments.
When assessing an environmental issue, it may be useful and appropriate to evaluate its links with human deaths and illnesses.
Business/finance stories are spilling over onto the environment beat, and vice versa, as the potential impacts of climate change become more tangible and costly.
A split-party government is likely to bring more controversy, more conflict, and more news.
The Gulf waters off of Louisiana aren't the only US area burdened by a "dead zone." There are similar, smaller areas with short- or long-term oxygen depletion off the shores of 20 states, as well as Canada and Mexico.
A committee commissioned by the National Academies has found that the public's role in government decision-making processes on environmental matters is invaluable, when properly handled.
After recently issuing highly controversial updates for two of the main criteria air pollutants — fine particulates and ozone — EPA is in the midst of its review of two others.
EPA slightly strengthened its fine particulate standard in 2006. Since then, the agency has been working with states and tribes to determine which counties don't meet the new standard.
For the last couple of years, more and more cities throughout North America have been switching to "single stream" recycling programs (SSR).