This U.S. City is Leading the Solar Energy Movement

California is known as an environmentally-forward state, so it’s probably not surprising to learn that Los Angeles has more installed solar panels than any other U.S. city. Announced in April, this honor follows a 44% rise in solar installation over the past year,...

Combating the Stink Bug: 5 Tips to Get Rid of These Pests

If you live on the East Coast, you’re probably all too familiar with stink bugs. The first crop of these smelly pests were documented in Allentown, PA in the mid-1990s, according to USA Today. They’re assumed to have hitched a ride to the U.S. in shipping containers...

Newark, NJ Set to Receive $400,000 in EPA Brownfields Grants

Newark, NJ is about to become a little healthier, courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency. The city is one of 144 communities chosen to receive Brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. The big news was announced in April,...

EPA Allocates $300,000 in Brownfield Grants to Springfield, Mo.

Springfield, Mo. is getting a cleanup. In April, the Environmental Protection Agency revealed it had selected 144 communities to receive Brownfields environmental Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup grants. A total of $54.3 million in funding will be...

EPA Taking Action to Reduce Phosphorus Nutrient Sources in Lake Erie

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is fighting back against the rapidly-expanding algae problem in Lake Erie. Released in March, the United States’ has created a domestic action plan to lower the amount of phosphorus — a nutrient that largely contributes to the...

Omnibus Spending Bill Includes Some Wins for the Environment

In March 2018, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Omnibus Bill into law. At $1.3 trillion in total spending, it’s the largest omnibus funding bill in U.S. history. Plenty of topics were covered in the...