POLITICS What is at stake as Congress considers the EPA budget? Far more than climate change. (New York Times) Use the EPA’s EJSCREEN tool to see how the EPA is working in your neighborhood. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The NY Times article outlines proposed cuts to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency. … Continue reading What’s at Stake in Proposed Cuts to the EPA?
Have you ever wondered what kinds of pollutants are hiding in the air around your home or community? Or whether you live near a toxic waste site? Well, now you can find out by using the Environmental Protection Agency’s EJSCREEN tool. The EPA has shared this mapping tool with the public, allowing anyone to learn about the environmental conditions in their community. EJSCREEN uses environmental … Continue reading EPA Shares the Dirt on Pollution
ENVIRONMENT New rules to limit carbon emissions from U.S. power plants represent President Barack Obama’s boldest effort to counter climate change—guidelines that supporters and critics alike cast as a turning point in U.S. environmental policy. (National Geographic News) “Plan it Green” to understand the decisions scientists and policymakers must make to limit carbon emissions. Discussion Ideas The nice Nat Geo News article outlines four key … Continue reading 4 Key Takeaways from New EPA Rules for Power Plants
ENVIRONMENT Citing threats to the salmon population and watershed health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency put on hold plans for a massive open-pit copper mine in Alaska, invoking Clean Water Act rules. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand the debate surrounding the Pebble Mine. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Watch our … Continue reading EPA Puts Mine on Hold
The Environmental Protection Agency’s “Healthy Waters Blog” highlights water issues in the Mid-Atlantic States (Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC) and seeks to bring new voices and perspectives to the EPA’s work in restoring and protecting water resources. This entry discusses how geography informs EPA activities as the agency works to protect the waters of the region for human health and the … Continue reading Healthy Waters for EPA’s Mid-Atlantic Region: Regional Geographic: Mapping Our Waters for Environmental Protection