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Lead Paint Lingers as Environmental Health Threat

Lead is not just poisoning much of the U.S. drinking water supply. It’s also a threat to millions of the nation’s children, who continue to ingest lead paint chips from older housing stock decades after lead paint was banned. This week’s TipSheet explores this perennial problem and offers resources for local coverage.

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April 9, 2018

DEADLINE: World Annual Ecological PhotoContest / WorldEcoPhoto

This annual contest awards prizes in six categories for photos that reflect not only the beauty of nature but also raise awareness about issues related to ecology and environmental protection as well as conservation of rare and endangered species. Deadline is Apr 9, 2018.

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IG To Open Probe Into Park Service Leader For Alleged Crude Gesture

"The Interior Department’s internal watchdog has opened an investigation into P. Daniel Smith, currently the top-ranking official at the National Park Service, for allegedly making a gesture involving his genitalia in the hallways of the department’s headquarter this year."

Source: Washington Post, 03/26/2018

"Anacostia Rising: What’s Next For Washington’s 'Forgotten’ River"

"Our nation’s founders decided to build their new capital city on a square of land at the confluence of two rivers — the Potomac and the Anacostia. In the years since, the Potomac has been acclaimed as “the Nation’s River.” The Anacostia, however, has been known by less illustrious nicknames: “the forgotten river,” or simply “one of the most polluted rivers in the United States.”"

Source: WAMU, 03/26/2018

EPA Decision To Pave Way For Changes In Fuel Efficiency Rules: Sources

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Administration plans to declare by April 1 that the Obama administration’s vehicle efficiency rules through 2025 are “not appropriate,” two officials briefed on the matter said Friday."

Source: Reuters, 03/26/2018

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