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Air Force, EPA partner for greener base cleanups

The Air Force and EPA signed a memorandum of understanding last month to conduct environmental footprint analyses on Air Force installations in the Pacific Southwest Region.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 09:31am EST
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Obama praises EPA staff for pursuit of 'vital mission'

President Barack Obama spoke to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, challenging them to continue pursuing their "vital mission" of protecting the American people.

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 06:57am EST

2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

Congress closer to reaching budget deal before Friday deadline

Congressional negotiators are closer to reaching a spending deal with less than a week left before the current budget expires.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 09:00am EST

GAO: Green building projects lack performance measures

GAO examined 94 federal projects run by 11 agencies. Three agencies oversaw a majority of these projects the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 10:24am EST
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Top GOP policy issues at a glance

House Republicans have dotted nine remaining spending bills with well more than 100 "riders" that would redirect government policy or maintain it in some cases despite objections from President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Most are unlikely to survive in final negotiations on a massive bill for funding government operations through next September.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 02:42am EST

GOP lawmakers seek more power over regulations

The Republican-run House on Thursday voted to give Congress greater power to approve or reject major federal rules that the GOP calls "job killers" _ regulations covering everything from health care to dangerous children's toys.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 06:03pm EST

EPA and Army partner for Net Zero effort

The Army is collaborating with the Environmental Protection Agency to makes its bases more sustainable as part of its Net Zero initiative.

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:04am EST
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EPA gives awards for environmental apps

The EPA has announced five winners for its Apps for the Environment Challenge. The agency designed the contest to help promote the creation of mobile apps that make innovative uses of EPA's own data. The top overall app the agency selected is a light bulb finder that lets mobile users weigh their lighting needs against financial considerations and the environmental impact of their choices. EPA also selected winners in categories created by students, and a winner for the most popular app as chosen by users.

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 01:47pm EST

Protesters call for EPA to protect whistleblowers

Three former agency employees say they tried to expose wrongdoing and were punished by EPA senior leaders. Several organizations marched to EPA headquarters asking for more support for whistleblowers.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 05:02am EST
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EPA names Apps for Environment winners

The winning app for the Environmental Protection Agency's Apps for the Environment Challenge helps people find the right light bulb for their homes.

Tuesday - 11/08/2011, 01:18pm EST

What's wrong with EPA's budget management?

David Trimble, director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at GAO, discussed some of the recommendations to fix EPA's budget management.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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Presidential Early Career Award winner studies air pollution risks

Dr. Gayle Hagler leads research in major developments that measure and map air pollutant emissions.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 04:41pm EDT
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EPA's Reif a Presidential Early Career Award winner

Dr. David Reif is a statistician for EPA's National Center for Computational Toxicology.

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:30pm EDT
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Did EPA meet rulemaking standards in greenhouse gas finding?

Wade Najjum, the assistant inspector general for program evaluation at EPA, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the recent EPA IG report and what's next.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 09:25am EDT
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Experts: QR codes could pose cyber threats

The use of QR codes is building momentum in government. But some cyber experts are warning agencies that some of them could pose cyber threats.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 11:24am EDT

Cool Jobs: CSI Environment

K. Eric Nottingham, director of the National Enforcement Investigations Center in Denver, Colo., explains how the EPA's investigators help prosecute environmental offenders.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 02:01am EDT
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How reversed smog rule affects EPA, other agencies

Sarah Ladislaw, a senior fellow for energy and national security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the policy implications.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 09:30am EDT
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Obama yields on smog rule in face of GOP demands

In a dramatic reversal, President Barack Obama on Friday scrubbed a clean-air regulation that aimed to reduce health-threatening smog, yielding to bitterly protesting businesses and congressional Republicans who complained the rule would kill jobs in America's ailing economy.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 07:07pm EDT

Why Justice is footing EPA's law bills

David Trimble is the Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the Government Accountability Office.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 05:16pm EDT
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