EPA honors CT residents, agencies for environmental leadership

Today The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday honored four Connecticut residents and two agencies for their long-time commitment to environmental sustainability. At the ceremony in Boston, Richard Harris and Peter Fraboni won the Lifetime Achievement Environmental Merit Award. Harris, the director of Westport museum Earthplace, and Fraboni, the assistant director, have cleaned local tributaries,…

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‘Code Green’ on construction in MD

Maryland has become the first state in the nation to embrace a green construction code, which green building advocates hope will pave the way (so to speak) for much more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly structures. Gov. Martin O’Malley signed into law legislation passed this year by the General Assembly authorizing the application of the International Green…

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Washing Away the Fields of Iowa

New York Times Published May 6, 2011 To an untrained eye, the fields of Iowa have a reassuring solidity. You cannot tell that the state has lost half its topsoil in the past century. According to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, Iowa’s soil is washing away at rates far higher than anyone…

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Nation’s Pediatricians Call on Congress to Protect Kids from Toxic Chemicals

CONTACT: EWG Public Affairs: 202-667-6982; leeann@ewg.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2011 Washington, D.C. – U.S. pediatricians are putting their considerable muscle behind the calls for Congress to overhaul a failed federal law that has exposed millions of children, beginning in the womb, to an untold number of toxic chemicals. In its statement, Chemical-Management Policy: Prioritizing…

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