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National Coastal Condition Assessment 2010

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

Reports on the quality of coastal waters, including the Chesapeake Bay. The report, with samples from 1,104 sites, examines four indices: benthic, water quality, sediment quality, and ecological fish tissue contaminant. Finds 56% of coastal waters rated good for biological quality. From the Environmental Protection Agency


2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics,Waste Management

Announces 2014 results of the program to control the release of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water. Summary includes trends from 2003 and links to more detailed data. From the Environmental Protection Agency


Freight Facts and Figures 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Energy,Environment,Statistics,Transportation

A collection of statistics on the volume and value of freight shipments in the U.S. plus information on the industry and infrastructure behind these shipments and the safety, energy, and environmental implications of freight transportation. From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Building Resiliency in Response to Sea Level Rise and Recurrent Flooding: Comprehensive Planning in Hampton Roads

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues,Weather/Disasters

Discusses the General Assembly mandate to Hampton Roads communities to incorporate strategies within their comprehensive planning to mitigate sea level rise and recurrent flooding. Describes some measures adopted by governments, businesses, and households in response to the mandate. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Flint Drinking Water Documents

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

A collection of recent reports on the contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. From the Environmental Protection Agency


State of the Climate

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

Compare past reports on annual climate back to 1997. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Science/Technology,Statistics,Weather/Disasters

Press release announcing that 2015 surface temperatures on earth were the warmest since record keeping began in 1880. Includes links to the full temperature data set and the methodology behind the temperature calculations. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


United States Files Complaint Against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche for Alleged Clean Air Act Violations

Categories: Crime/Justice,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Transportation!OpenDocument

Press release on the law suit initiated by the Justice Department on behalf of the EPA against Volkswagen and affiliated car manufacturers. Discusses in plain language the case against VW. From the Environmental Protection Agency


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