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.

Cape Cod wind farm gains FAA clearance

Cape Wind, the company that wants to build 130 large wind turbines off the coast of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod, cleared its last bureaucratic hurdle Wednesday when the Federal Aviation Administration decided that the project poses no hazard to planes. The finding came after a court-required re-evaluation of possible safety hazards to planes and a Republican…more

NOAA names new chief hydrographer

After his promotion this week from captain to rear admiral, Gerd Glang was named director of the NOAA Office of Coast Survey and the nation’s chief hydrographer, responsible for the mapping and charting of all U.S. coastal waters. Glang will be responsible for overseeing NOAA’s hydrographic services, vital to the nation’s $1.9 trillion maritime economy.…more

NOAA reports July as hottest on record

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirmed that July was the hottest on record in the contiguous United States, causing massive fish kills across the country and uncontrollable wildfires that consumed 2 million acres. The drought expanded to cover 63 percent of the lower 48 states in July, according to NOAA data. The warm July…more

Drought kills off some Asian carp in Missouri

Heat and drought are blamed for killing 20,000 fish on a Missouri lake. But softening that blow was the fact that nearly all of the fish that died were invasive Asian carp, the Missouri Department of Conservation told KQTV. Heat and drought cause low dissolved oxygen levels, which caused fish to die at Lake Contrary,…more

NOAA report cites hot start to summer

Preliminary data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show that June’s global temperatures were the fourth hottest since record-keeping began in 1880. That makes three months in a row — April, May and June — in which record-high monthly land temperature records were set, according to the NOAA data. It was the second-warmest June…more

No-discharge zone added in Massachusetts

The Environmental Protection Agency recently added a no-discharge zone in coastal water off southeastern Massachusetts. The ban on treated and untreated sewage, announced Friday, applies off Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Mount Hope Bay, located between Massachusetts and Rhode Island, according to the Associated Press. Massachusetts environmental chief Richard Sullivan said the prohibition means…more

EPA hands out green infrastructure grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is providing $950,000 to help 17 communities expand green infrastructure use to improve water quality. Green infrastructure uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls, keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems and waterways in local communities. The EPA funding is intended to increase the…more

NOAA ship collects marine debris in Pacific

NOAA said it has collected nearly 50 metric tons of marine debris, which threatens monk seals, sea turtles and other marine life in the coral reef ecosystem in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette arrived back in its home port of Honolulu on Saturday after a month in Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National…more

NOAA hands out marine debris grants

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that $250,000 in grants was made available through its marine debris program to five states affected by debris from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii will receive as much as $50,000 each to use toward marine debris removal efforts, according to NOAA. The…more

Coastal conservation conference set for October

The sixth National Conference & Expo on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration is focusing on restoring ecosystems and communities in its program Oct. 20-25 at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center. The program will include all aspects of coastal and estuarine habitat restoration, in all habitats, at all scales and all regions, including the Great Lakes…more

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