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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.

Tags: technology , Apps for Environement , environment

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

GSA guide to ensure electronics are green to the end

The government's new strategy on electronic stewardship said no federal electronics should end up in a landfill. Agencies should make sure their computers, monitors and other equipment is reused whenever possible and eventually recycled by a certified company. The Government Services Administration will publish guidance in February.

Tags: GSA , Chris Hoagland , Cate Berard , technology , green IT , National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship , Green Gov Symposium , green symposium , EPEAT , Energy Star , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 02:11pm EDT
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GAO: Agencies need more policing of contractors

Federal contractors may be getting away with fraud or shoddy work, according to a Government Accountability Office study of five years' worth of federal contracts. GAO found that most agencies are not using enforcement tools meant to cut off the flow of public funds to bad contractors.

Tags: Congress , acquisition , GAO , suspension and debarment , HHS , OMB , James Lankford , Bill Woods , nancy gunderson , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:13pm EDT
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Chesapeake Bay makes improvements, but...

Dead zones, fish kills and pollution are still problems for the nation's largest estuary.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , State of the Bay Report , Chesapeake Bay Foundation , Will Baker , TDML , bay grade , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 06:35am EST

Maryland submits pollution diet plan after missing deadline

Maryland submitted its final "pollution diet" plan Friday, which details how the state will achieve Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goals five years earlier than mandated by the federal government.

Tags: Pollution , Chesapeake Bay , Maryland Department of the Environment

Friday - 12/03/2010, 02:00am EST

What to do about the growing bedbug problem

Every other day, it seems, there's another report on TV about the rising epidemic of bedbugs.

Tags: bedbugs , WTOP Talkback , Environmental Protection Agency , Nathan Hager

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:35pm EDT

Federal agencies to review Fort Detrick cancer data

A group seeking to link Fort Detrick to hundreds of cases of cancer in Frederick met with federal government officials Friday morning to turn over its privately collected data

Tags: Fort Detrick , cancer , John Bee ,

Saturday - 08/14/2010, 12:33pm EDT

Feds fail to fork over millions in fees

The federal government, which owns nearly 20 percent of D.C., refuses to pay a new fee to clean up stormwater runoff, one that came about in response to unfunded EPA mandates.

Tags: WASA , Mark Segraves , Environmental Protection Agency , Water and Sewer Authority , National Association of Clean Water Agencies , Nathan Gardner-Andrews , Impervious Area Charge , Treasury Department , water bills , George Hawkins , Susan Poling , stormwater discharge , stormwater runoff , Potomac River , Anacostia River , Chesapeake Bay

Monday - 04/26/2010, 08:18pm EDT

Chesapeake Bay problems still persist

Activism about cleaning up the environment since the first Earth Day has diminished, says one noted bay expert.

Tags: Chesapeake Bay , Chesapeake Bay Foundation , Chesapeake Bay Program , Clean Water Act , Kent Mountford , Earth Day , Environmental Protection Agency , Tom Horton , Pollution , population growth , urbanization , development

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 02:00am EDT
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