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EPA Taps NAAEE to Provide Environmental Education Training Support Under Cooperative Agreement

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected the North American Association for Environmental Education to lead a program that seeks to provide EE training and support to environmental educators in the U.S. under a five-year cooperative agreement. NAAEE said Thursday it will begin work on the ee360 program in 2017 in collaboration with Antioch …

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Govt Task Force Releases Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety

A federal task force has published a report to help prevent natural gas leaks after one such incident occurred at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in California. The Energy Department said Tuesday the Interagency Task Force on Natural Gas Storage Safety’s report includes lessons from the Aliso Canyon leak; analysis of 400 U.S.-based underground natural gas …

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DOE Monitors Energy Infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew Reaches Florida

The Energy Department has deployed teams of emergency responders to monitor energy infrastructure as Hurricane Matthew hits Florida. DOE said Thursday the department’s responders are communicating with other responders and the energy sector to support the government’s restoration efforts. DOE works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, …

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GAO: EPA’s Grants Mgmt Process Needs Improvement

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency revamp certain practices that GAO says could hinder efficient monitoring of grant programs at the EPA. GAO said in a report published Monday it found that duplicative reporting by EPA grantees and the manual process to review grantees’ performance reports contribute to the agency’s administrative …

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House Committee OKs Fiscal 2017 EPA, Interior Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee voted 31-18 Wednesday to approve a spending bill that would provide $32.1 billion in fiscal 2017 funds for the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service, Indian Health Service and related agencies. The committee said Wednesday the FY 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill includes $480 million to support the Payments …

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Navy Medicine Publishes Updated Zika Virus Guidelines for Staff

Navy Medicine posted an updated Zika virus mitigation guidance for U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel on Thursday through a Navadmin message. The Navy said Friday the updated Navadmin requires installation commanders to implement the defense secretary’s guidance to control virus-carrying mosquitoes at Navy installations and in housing areas while installation commanding officers …

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NIH, EPA Award Grants to 5 Research Centers to Study Environmental Health Factors

The National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency have awarded five-year grants to five research centers to study how various environmental factors affect health in communities. NIH said Wednesday the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research funded the …

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GCN: EPA Develops Application Programming Interface to Address Data Collection Issues

Robin Thottungal, chief data scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, said EPA has built an application programming interface in efforts to address issues in the data submitted by regulated facilities, GCN reported Friday. The issues begins with disjoint between information from regulated facilities and the format and type of data required. Amanda Ziadeh writes EPA …

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