Delaware students learn about protecting water resources

DOVER – More than 770 fourth-grade students from seven elementary schools participated in the Make a Splash festival, a Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)-sponsored event that educates students on the diversity of estuary life and the importance of Delaware’s water resources. The festival was held at the St. Jones Reserve, a

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Kentucky Water Week events planned

Kentucky has a long history of caring for and protecting its abundant natural resources and one of the most important of these is water. The Commonwealth boasts a network of lakes, streams and rivers that are a vital source of drinking water, as well as a source of recreation for its citizens.

In celebration of

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Florida DEP awards more than $24M to improve Indian River Lagoon water quality

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities reduce stormwater nutrient loads, continue stormwater treatment improvements, reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution, and eliminate muck

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Kentucky Envirothon Competition training locations, dates announced

Students all across Kentucky are learning about our natural resources through the Envirothon program. They are preparing to compete against other teams on knowledge of natural resources-related topics, including soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife ecology and a current environmental issue. This year’s current issue is “Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship.”

Two training days are currently

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Tennessee Dept of Environment and Conservation and MTSU Partnership

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) announced Thursday a partnership that will expand individual opportunities for earning course credit and certifications through TDEC’s Fleming Training Center in Murfreesboro, online and at other statewide locations.

“Fleming Training Center offers cutting-edge technology and advanced classes in a variety of

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KY Awarded a 1st Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

On August 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte,

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S. C. Awarded a 1st Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

On August 19, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater

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Lockheed Martin Leans Forward With Aggressive, New Environmental Sustainability Goals

Company Sets Reductions in Carbon Emissions, Energy Use, Waste and Water by 2020

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced it will implement aggressive new global environmental goals to decrease its use of natural resources at all stages of product development and business operations over the next eight years.

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Industry group funds water-saving research

The Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation will invest more than $23,000 in research projects further advancing the game’s drive towards sustainability. The foundation today announced it would help fund two projects for scientists at the University of Georgia in which water conservation shapes as a key outcome for the state’s golf industry that delivers a direct

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Senate Panel Highlights Manufacturers’ Sustainability Efforts

Shopfloor.org, May 16 – Manufacturers are leading the way in implementing successful sustainability programs, according to testimony from several witnesses at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee hearing on “Growing Long-Term Value: Corporate Environmental Responsibility and Innovation.” Executives from four companies – Intel Corporation, Procter & Gamble (P&G), Eastman Chemical Company, and FedEx

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