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As Summer Approaches, BearCom Offers Guidance to Landscapers, Garden...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

BearCom Outlines How Seasonal Businesses Can Use Two-Way Radios to Support Crew Collaboration, Improve Customer Service, and Manage Inventory

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Infragistics and Fujitsu Announce Global Partnership in System...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

Fujitsu to utilize Infragistics Ultimate’s native and hybrid UI controls to deliver solutions with outstanding usability

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/partnership/development/prweb12659634.htm

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Museum-Quality Cremation Urns Leader “Urns In Style” Marks Earth Day...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

During the Urns In Style Earth Day donation campaign, until April 30, 2015 the company will donate funds to the Earth Day Network® for each...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Medit, Inc. Announces Availability of the New Advanced Pipe Crawler...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

New Device, Featuring Enhanced Speed Options and Innovative Optics, Allows For Quicker and More Productive Pipe Inspections

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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IBTS Announces the Release of NREL’s SAPC Best Practices in PV System...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

In partnership with the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, IBTS led the Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group to develop the SAPC Best Practices in PV System...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Safety Protocols for Dental Amalgam Fillings Removal Imperative to...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

Due to growing evidence of harm caused by the silver mercury dental filling, people across America are seeking to have their...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Local Arborist Earns Internationally Recognized Industry Qualification

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

Daniel Mello of Seacoast Tree Care, the premier tree service company serving the Seacoast regions of New Hampshire, northern Massachusetts and southern Maine, recently earned the ISA Tree Risk...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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AtSite and Urjanet Partner to Incorporate Energy Data Into AtSite’s...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

Urjanet’s automated energy data will provide AtSite clients better visibility into their energy consumption and cost

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Benefit Resource, Inc. Announced the Release of a New Site Aimed to...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

CommuterBenefits.nyc is now available to assist employers in understanding and becoming compliant with the New York City Transit Law set to take effect January 1, 2016.

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Dairy Cattle Farming in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

Growth in consumption of milk and other dairy products in overseas markets in Asia and the Middle East has translated into increased demand for raw milk from dairy manufacturers and processors. For...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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With Earth Day Just Around The Corner On April 22nd, R.A.K.I....

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

During the next year R.A.K.I. will renew its R2:2013 Certification, a show of the company's commitment to responsible electronics recycling. The company will continue to improve business...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Kelowna Hotel Tips Hat to Fellow Environmental Stewards

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

To support fellow environmental stewards in the Okanagan, BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites has decided to sponsor the same environmental award they received two years ago.

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Civitas Receives Canadian Landscape Architecture Award for Calgary...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

Denver-based urban design and landscape architecture firm Civitas has received a CSLA award in the landscape management category with W Architecture and Landscape Architecture for co-leading the...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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USM Studios’ Programming Focuses on the Environment

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

USM Studios’ producers are proud to present upcoming programming which focuses on Earth Day topics.

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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RAFT Dedicates Building to Founder Mary Simon in Recognition of Impact...

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

Nonprofit celebrates Earth Day by renaming San Jose headquarters “The Simon Center” in honor of Mary Simon, founder and former executive director. The organization’s unique model of creative reuse...

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Zonesty Celebrates Earth Day With Electronics Recycling Campaign

PR Web - 6 min 27 sec ago

For Earth Day 2015 Zonesty is holding an electronics recycling campaign that is aimed at helping people safely recycle their used phones, computers, pagers and more.

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

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Here are 4 big pollution problems EPA has (mostly) fixed already

Grist.org - 4 hours 30 min ago

Acid rain. Toxic leaded gas fumes. Dangerous DDT. Rampant air pollution. These environmental challenges once seemed impossible to meet, and they put our nation’s air, water, and land at risk — not to mention our families’ health. The dangers they posed were real, but you probably haven’t heard about them in a while. There’s a good reason for that: We put smart policies in place to fix them.

So this Earth Day, here’s a reminder of a few of the environmental challenges our nation has conquered with EPA leading the way, and a look at where we’re headed next.

Acid rain

Caused by air pollution mixing with water vapor in the atmosphere, acid rain was once poisoning our rivers and lakes, killing fish, forests, and wildlife, and even eroding our buildings. The 1990 amendments to the Clean Air Act gave EPA the authority to regulate sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, the pollutants causing acid rain, from power plants. The EPA developed the first market-based cap-and-trade pollution reduction program, and guess what — it worked.

Despite the doomsday warnings from some in the power industry that the regulations would cause electricity prices to spike and lead to blackouts, over the last 25 years, acid rain levels are down 60 percent — while electricity prices have stayed stable, and the lights have stayed on. Thanks to hard work by EPA, states, and industry, our nation has put policies in place to solve the problem over the long haul.

Leaded gasoline

For decades, leaded gasoline threatened the air our kids breathed. Lead from polluted air was absorbed into their bloodstreams, endangering their brain development and risking consequences like permanent nerve damage, anemia, and mental retardation. So EPA phased out leaded gas. Back in the late 1970s, 88 percent of American children had elevated levels of lead in their blood. By the mid-2000s, that number had dropped to less than 1 percent.

DDT

The bald eagle once faced extinction. The culprit was DDT, a powerful pesticide that made birds’ eggshells too weak for the chicks to survive, and also caused liver cancer and reproductive problems in humans. EPA banned the use of DDT in 1972, and since then, bald eagles have made a huge comeback — they were removed from the Endangered Species List in 2007 — and our families are safer from harmful chemicals.

Air pollution

A newspaper headline once called the smog shrouding Los Angeles “a dirty gray blanket flung across the city.” L.A. and many other cities were choked by severe air pollution — leading to asthma, respiratory illness, and certain cancers. But over the last 45 years, we’ve cut air pollution 70 percent, while our nation’s economy has tripled. It goes to show that a strong economy and a safe environment go hand in hand. One recent study found that thanks to the strides we’ve made in cutting air pollution in just the last two decades, children’s lungs in Southern California are 10 percent bigger and stronger today than they were in children 20 years ago.

Last fall, we built on that success by proposing stricter standards for ozone pollution to protect those most vulnerable — children, the elderly, and those already suffering from respiratory illnesses like asthma. For our kids, that means avoiding up to a million missed school days, thousands of cases of acute bronchitis, and nearly a million asthma attacks. Adults could avoid hundreds of emergency room visits for cardiovascular reasons, up to 180,000 missed work days, and 4 million days where people have to deal with pollution-related symptoms. Every dollar we invest in these standards would return $3 in health benefits.

Looking ahead …

And now, EPA is taking action on another major environmental challenge: climate change. The carbon pollution driving it comes packaged with other dangerous pollutants like smog and soot that can cause asthma and certain cancers, especially for those living in the shadow of polluting industries.

When we finalize our Clean Power Plan this summer, we’ll not only cut carbon pollution from power plants, our nation’s largest source, but we’ll also reduce those other dangerous pollutants and protect our families’ health. When we act, we also help safeguard communities from the impacts of climate change — like more severe droughts, storms, fires, and floods.

Time after time, when science has pointed to health risks, EPA has obeyed the law, followed the science, protected public health, and fortified a strong American economy. We’re doing the same thing today. Our track record proves that when EPA leads the way, there’s no environmental challenge our nation can’t meet.

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Gina McCarthy is administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Filed under: Climate & Energy, Politics
Categories: Environment

Universities Join Move2Recycle Campaign and Pledge Cleaner, Greener...

PR Web - 6 hours 7 min ago

American Textile Recycling Service expands College Move Out campaign to 17 campuses nationwide.

(PRWeb April 20, 2015)

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The Rainforest Alliance Announces Scores From Spring Cupping for...

PR Web - 9 hours 7 min ago

Fresh from its annual cupping event and on the heels of SCAA, the Rainforest Alliance is releasing results of its Spring Cupping for Quality Event

(PRWeb April 20, 2015)

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Journeys International Revisits Roots in Earth Day, Donates to Earth...

PR Web - 9 hours 7 min ago

Earth Day Love Story: Adventure tour company’s founders met at first Earth Day 45 years ago

(PRWeb April 20, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12667089.htm

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