Interior Secretary Announces Funding to Close Abandoned Coal Mines

The administration seeks to address open mines polluting air and soil. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that $46.4 million is now available to close abandoned coal…

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FDA Recognizes Hydrogen Peroxide for Sterilization of Medical Devices

The agency supports the broader adoption of vaporized peroxide as an alternative to sterilizing with ethylene oxide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that vaporized hydrogen…

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HUD Awards Wisconsin Organization for Excellence in Healthy Homes

State-level programs were created to address lead paint and asthma. This month the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) named Wisconsin’s Healthy Housing Initiatives Portfolio (WHHIP) as the…

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Funding for Ecosystem Restoration in Eight States Released

The funds from the Bureau of Land Management will go to local restoration projects in Western states and Florida. The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management…

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Interior Secretary Tours Wildlife Refuges in New Hampshire

Officials visit sites that received grants under the America the Beautiful Challenge. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland visited New Hampshire for two days this past week with…

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District Judge Permits Removal of Confederate Monument from Arlington

Judge Alston determined the move would not disturb neighboring gravesites. District Court Judge Rossie Alston decided on Tuesday that the Department of Defense will not disturb gravesites by…

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U.S. Military Permanently Ends Live-Fire Drills in Makua Valley

A 2001 settlement suspended such training on the Hawaiian military reservation since 2004. The Department of Defense announced that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of the Army…

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Pentagon Claims PFAS Use Necessary for National Security

Officials say the attempt to restrict “forever chemicals” would impact the production of weapons, uniforms, and other defense items. Officials with the Department of Defense recently informed Congress…

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EPA to Review Tire Rubber Preservative for Water Pollution Properties

Northwestern Tribal Nations claim the chemical is killing off local salmon. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that they will review the environmental impact of a tire preservation…

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USDA Announces Grants for Forestry and Wood Sector Development

The department is accepting project proposals strengthening links between stages of production. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened applications for $50 million in grants dedicated to…

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