The US military has created at least 31,487 toxic sites at 4,624 military facilities or properties. Many of these have been cleaned up to some degree over the past few decades, but 7,056 still haven't had any cleanup, nor is there an accepted cleanup plan in place, according to the Sept. 18, 2008, testimony of Wayne Arny (703-695-2880), Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee.
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In addition to casting their vote for president on Nov. 4, 2008, many people will be voting on environmental ballot measures of one type or another.
At the state level, there are several dozen ballot measures related to issues such as agriculture, energy, or natural resources.Topics on the Beat:
The long-running battle over the status of wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains is heading into another critical stretch.
The deliberate sale of invasive plants, through nurseries and similar venues, is one of the many routes through which they spread.
The Bush administration's strategic NextGen plan to enable the tripling of US air traffic ignores global warming, a report out today charges.Topics on the Beat:
Throughout the West, farmers' fields are covered in tall grass. That's not neglect - it's profitable.
The US Forest Service is expected, possibly as soon as mid-July 2007, to release its environmental assessment for aerial applications of fire retardant.
A voluntary program designed to reduce nonpoint (diffuse) sources of coastal water pollution caused by boating has been slowly expanding since the late 1990s.
The media landscape is changing fast, sometimes in ways that can benefit environmental coverage and journalists.Topics on the Beat:
More fish in US federal marine waters have become overfished, according to NOAA's annual assessment for 2006, released June 22, 2007