EPA Awards $30.5 Million to Boost Water Infrastructure in Arizona

In August, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency revealed plans to award $30.5 million in State Revolving Funds to Arizona, in an effort to help protect surface water and provide safe drinking water to residents. This is part of a larger initiative in which the EPA...

Supplies for PFAS sampling applications

As PFAS sampling has become increasingly common, so has the ambiguity of regulations and restrictions associated with conducting these types of events. When customers call to place orders, we’re often asked about the suitability of our equipment for their...

It’s Time to Really Focus on Combating Plastic Pollution

It’s no secret that plastic pollution is a serious environmental threat, but a recent study underlined the need to get this issue under control — and fast. If things don’t change, a study recently published in Science revealed that 13 billion tons of plastic waste...

Things Are Heating Up at the South Pole

Global warming is raising temperatures around the world, but nowhere is this more evident than the south pole. A study published June 29 in the Nature Climate Change journal revealed warming at the Amundsen-Scott station — located at the south pole — was three times...

EPA Orders Amazon and eBay to Stop Selling Unsafe Pesticides

When many consumers need pesticides, they head to sites like Amazon and eBay — especially due to the convenience of online shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. The only problem is, until recently, some sellers were marketing unregistered, misbranded, or...

3 EPA Accomplishments in the Heartland to Celebrate

Established on Dec. 2, 1970, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turns 50 this year. In honor of this landmark anniversary, the Region 7 team — serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Nine tribal nations — shared some of its recent accomplishments to...

EPA Hopes to Impose Stricter Standards for Some Industrial Boilers

Certain types of industrial boilers might soon be subject to stricter requirements. In early July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed amendments to the 2013 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Pollutants (NESHAP) for Industrial, Commercial, and...