EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent agency of the U.S. government that coordinates programs that aim to reduce pollution and protect the environment.

NMMA urges EPA to adopt new standards on copper

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt the Biotic Ligand Model for use in setting water quality standards for copper in marine and estuarine waters.

Organizers happy with South Florida waterway cleanup

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida, organizer and sponsor of Broward County’s largest environmental cleanup event, saw more than 1,700 volunteers come to 30 countywide sites to participate in the Broward County Waterway Cleanup.

U.S. moves closer to oil exploration in Atlantic

The U.S. Interior Department opened the door last week to the first searches in decades for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast, recommending that undersea seismic surveys proceed, though with a host of safeguards to shield marine life from much of their impact.

Discovery could lead to weapon against invasive species

A biologist in Albany, N.Y., discovered a bacterium that kills invasive zebra and quagga mussels, which have no natural predators in the U.S. waters they have infested, but appears to have little or no effect on other organisms.

EPA hands out grants to fight nutrient pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency awarded nearly $9 million in grants to researchers who are trying to manage nutrient pollution, a type of water pollution that creates the Gulf of Mexico’s so-called “dead zone.”

EPA hearing on ethanol set for Thursday

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing Thursday to receive testimony on a proposal that would lower the required amount of ethanol in the fuel supply for the first time ever.

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VIDEO: Guy Harvey movie screening set for Florida college

Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey and two-time Emmy Award winner George Schellenger will discuss the making of their documentary “Tiger Shark Express,” at a screening at Broward College. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Bailey Hall at the Broward College campus in Davie, Fla., as part of the…more

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