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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Coastal Habitats Given $3.5 Million From the EPA

In September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the awarding of $3.5 million to an ongoing program that supports projects to protect and restore America’s estuaries. It’s the second award of this kind from the EPA to Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), the organization that manages the competitive National Estuary Program (NEP) Watersheds Grant Program. Why […]

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Power Lines

California Power Grid Struggled With Record Usage This Summer

Over Labor Day weekend this summer, managers of California’s power grid declared an energy emergency alert – and later cancelled that alert. But the risk of blackouts continued to be present as the week rolled on. What Happened? The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which runs the electricity grid, declared a Stage 2 emergency alert […]

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Eco-Rental Solutions mining operations

The Balance Between Sustainable Technology and Mineral Requirements

Several members of the U.S. Congress have introduced legislation to tighten environmental and economic rules for mining companies. But most policy formulations fail to account for the implications of the scale of materials demand, according to Mark P. Mills, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow and faculty fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. He […]

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