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Nutrient Pollution

Nutrient Pollution

NUTRIENT POLLUTION IS A WIDESPREAD NATIONAL PROBLEM AND IS WELL DOCUMENTED IN PLACES LIKE THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN AND PUGET SOUND. NUTRIENTS LIKE NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS ARE A NATURAL PART OF THE ECOSYSTEM. THEY SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF AQUATIC PLANTS. BUT HUMAN ACTIVITIES CAUSE AN EXCESS OF NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS IN THE …

Green Streets: The Road to Clean Water

Green Streets: The Road to Clean Water

[music] [thunder and rain] Narrator: In many communities, a pounding rain can be a problem for homeowners and local officials. Rain pours down on hard surfaces, picking up pollutants on the way to local waterways. Some sewer systems that accept both stormwater and sewage can’t handle the volume and overflow into basements and streams. [whoosh, …

Ovie Mughelli: Make a change for our environment

Ovie Mughelli: Make a change for our environment

My name is Ovie Mughelli, ten year NFL veteran and two time all-pro fullback with the Falcons and the Ravens and I want to let you know that if you care about your family, your brother, your sister, your mother, your father, your friends, you’ve got to do something for the environment, not just talk …

Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction

Climate Change: The Cost of Inaction

[Music] Joel Scheraga: The climate is changing. In fact, it’s been changing for millions of years. But what’s different now is the climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. We’re seeing it in rising temperatures and the increased intensity of storms, floods and droughts, and the frequency of this severe weather is increasing. Also, sea …

Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

[ocean waves] [music] Narrator: Oceans. They have a critical role in protecting the Earth; covering nearly 71 percent of its surface. But rising sea levels, melting ice caps and ocean acidification are endangering our planet. [woosh] Narrator: EPA scientists are studying oceans to understand the impacts of climate change. Kristin Regan: Sea level rise is …

Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Midterm Evaluation of Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

>>WELL, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. I’M PETER WELCH, I’M THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION, WE’RE A NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS AMERICA’S NEARLY 19,000 FRANCHISE NEW CAR AND TRUCK DEALERS. I’M PLEASED TODAY TO INTRODUCE THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, SCOTT PRUITT, WHO WAS CONFIRMED JUST LAST YEAR AS THE 14TH …

EPA New England Paul G. Keough Earth Artist Winner — Maine

EPA New England Paul G. Keough Earth Artist Winner — Maine

Narrator: PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2012 EARTH ARTIST PROGRAM WERE ASKED TO COMPLETE A PROJECT CONNECTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS. EPA AWARDED A SCHOOL FROM EACH NEW ENGLAND STATE AND WORKED WITH THE SPONSORING TEACHER TO DOCUMENT AND SHARE THE STUDENTS’ SUCCESS. [Music & children voices] Gina/Teacher: Art is something that normally makes people stop and reflect. …

EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge and the 2018 Award Winners

EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge and the 2018 Award Winners

Hi, I’m Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. I want to take a moment to thank all of the participants in EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge. I also want to congratulate the 2018 winners. Each year, EPA recognizes leaders in the electronics industry for designing sustainable products and recycling electronics …