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Agencies celebrate Earth Day with hashtags, 'selfies'

From selfies to hashtags, agencies have asked Americans to actively participate in Earth Day by using social media.

Tags: Earth Day , social media , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 09:56am EDT

Dianna Parker, Communications Specialist, Marine Debris Program

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has covered hundreds of thousands miles of ocean, and the plane still hasn't turned up. But the search has highlighted a growing problem in the oceans: giant blobs of garbage. The Marine Debris Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tracks the problem. The program's mission is to protect and conserve the marine environment and natural resources. Spokesperson Dianna Parker says trash often gets caught in gyres.

Tags: Dianna Parker , NOAA , Marine Debris Program , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:33am EDT
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Military bases balance 'Army Strong' with 'Army Green'

Military bases are earning the "green" title for doing their part to preserve and protect the environment. The Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards recognize bases that balance Army mission with sustainable practices.

Tags: DoD , Army , Federal Drive , Katherine Hammack , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 02/21/2014, 07:36am EST
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Interior Department ends federal 'Blueway' program

A U.S. Interior Department program intended to recognize conservation efforts along the nation's waterways was dissolved on Friday amid opposition from landowners and politicians who feared it would lead to increased regulations and possible land seizures.

Tags: Interior Department , Sally Jewell , National Blueways System ,

Friday - 01/03/2014, 02:09pm EST

Postal Service's BlueEarth Program helps agencies safely clear up clutter

Many electronic devices contain hazardous materials that can cause environmental damage when sent to landfills. The Postal Service's BlueEarth Recycling Program makes it convenient and safe for agencies to dispose of electronic waste.

Tags: recycling , BlueEarth , Postal Service , Tom Day , Federal Drive , technology , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 12/20/2013, 07:28am EST
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