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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the US federal government, which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Gina McCarthy. EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank.

Funding Flint’s Infrastructure Repair

Funding Flint’s Infrastructure Repair

The citizens of Flint, Michigan, have every right not to trust the government. After their town’s water supply was switched from Lake Huron to the Flint River in April of 2014 without being treated for corrosion prevention, many of them voiced concern. But their complaints about the water’s color, odor,

Regulating Animal Feeding Operations: A New Attempt

Regulating Animal Feeding Operations: A New Attempt

They say optimism is seeing the glass half full. They also say one definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. You can decide for yourself whether 35 of the country’s environmental groups are optimistic or crazy, but they’re trying something that

Lucid and DOE National Lab Team to Provide First-of-a-Kind Free Building Benchmarking Capability

Lucid and DOE National Lab Team to Provide First-of-a-Kind Free Building Benchmarking Capability

BenchmarkMyBuilding™ leverages the largest data set of its kind, representing 68 billion square feet of buildings, to quickly benchmark consumption and costs

Lucid, provider of the most comprehensive business intelligence platform for building operations, today unveiled BenchmarkMyBuilding, the industry’s first free self-service benchmarking for building energy consumption and costs. Others have

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

Trouble in the Deep

Trouble in the Deep

Stormwater runoff often gets blamed, at least in part, for many of the oceans’ problems: the gyres of plastics and other debris, the acidification, the dead zones. Now someone has discovered another one: It seems we’re messing up the Mariana trench.

At more than 36,000 feet below sea level, the Mariana

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