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Environmental protection -- United States

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View Resource The Mississippi River

The sites listed in this week's In the News chronicle the history of the Mississippi River's environmental plight and efforts by groups to restore the glory of the Mighty Mississippi. Draining 41% of the continental United States, the Mississippi River is in need of a massive clean-up effort. Joined by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Carol Browner, Attorney General Janet Reno pledged...
View Resource Natural Resources Defense Council

From the Natural Resources Defense Council, this website has the latest news from the Hill, plus information everyone needs on the state of our air, water, land and health. Initial contents include "State of Nature," a regular bulletin on environmental legislation; action guidelines; and findings on subjects ranging from children and environmental carcinogens to the pollution of U.S. coastal...
View Resource The United States Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announce the availability of a WWW server providing Public Access to the EPA's Public Information.
View Resource Environmental Science Division (ESD): Argonne National Laboratory

This site is designed to provide the public with information about the projects being carried out by EAD. A division of Argonne National Laboratory, the EAD assesses impacts to the environment and human health and safety resulting from human actions. Scientists and engineers make up the four groups of EAD: Risk Assessment and Safety Evaluation, Ecological and Natural Resource Systems,...
View Resource US Environmental Protection Agency: National Estuary Program

Established in 1987 by amendments to the Clean Water Act and administered by the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (OWOW), the National Estuary Program (NEP) identifies, restores and protects estuaries along the coasts of the United States. Unlike the traditional regulatory approaches to environmental protection, the NEP targets a wide range of issues and...
View Resource Indoor Air Quality in Schools

The US Environmental Protection Agency created this site to inform schools about the problem of indoor air quality. Indoor air quality (IAQ) can be worse than outdoor air quality, a dangerous proposition considering the heightened sensitivity of children to environmental pollution levels. The site is comprised of three key elements. Indoor Air Quality Basics for Schools is a fact sheet describing...
View Resource Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

As part of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency recently released data concerning toxic releases for 1996. The data for each state and federal facility are available in compressed (.exe) dBase format (.dbf). Information contained in each data file includes reporting facility, chemical names, aggregate release data, and total chemical...
View Resource Environmental Laws

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has compiled a list of the seventeen major environmental laws which govern their agency and the programs they administer. Users can link to summaries or the full-text version of each law, provided, for the most part, by Cornell University. Those new to the subject may want to visit the Introduction to Laws and Regulations section, which explains how...
View Resource U.S. Methane Emissions 1990-2020: Inventories, Projections, and Opportunities for Reductions (EPA 430-R-99-013)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted its final report on the methane emissions in the United States.
View Resource Bird Conservation Initiatives

Although wildlife management is not the central focus of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mission, numerous EPA programs complement and support efforts to conserve birds and their habitats. To that end, the Office of Water at the EPA has launched this new Website to point interested users towards related EPA (and other) programs. From wetlands to water quality, the specific EPA sites...
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