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World Water Day is a day to celebrate water, a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues and a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.


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13 animals that depend on wildlife refuges to survive

When an animal is listed under the Endangered Species Act, scientists designate some stretches of land as “critical habitat,” meaning they can provide all the shelter, food and other essentials the species needs. Here is our gallery of a few at-risk species that rely on national wildlife refuges as part of that habitat.

Go Green-Scaping

March can still be cold but it’s when we begin to think of spring – pruning, lawns, and being outdoors. Get ideas and useful tips on environmentally friendly practices to improve the health and appearance of your lawn and garden:

– Reducing waste: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/reducing-waste-what-you-can-do
– Pesticide safety: https://www.epa.gov/safepestcontrol
– Soak Up the Rain: https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain

Interior gives just 4 days in March for public meetings on Utah monuments

Kate Mackay

A near-midnight release on Friday from the Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be holding just four public meetings to solicit public input on the ma

A global game changer for energy efficiency investments

A new underwriting and risk assessment standard could help scale up this $1 trillion global market.


Ready, Set, Color: Now Accepting Entries in Pennsylvania American Water’s “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest

Entries are now being accepted for Pennsylvania American Water’s 16th Annual “Protect Our Watersheds” Art Contest. All fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students in schools served by Pennsylvania American Water are eligible, as well as individual students who live in the company’s service area. The contest encourages students to tap into their artistic talents to express the importance of protecting Pennsylvania’s water resources.

Pennsylvania American Water recently sent contest information and applications to teachers in nearly 500 schools in its service territory. Winners will be selected based on creative vision, artistic talent, understanding of watershed protection and the ability to communicate that understanding. As part of their entry, students must write a brief narrative on the personal impact of watershed protection.

The deadline for artwork submissions is April 13, 2018. Contest guidelines and entry forms are available on the company’s website at www.pennsylvaniaamwater.com, under “News and Community.”

In 2017, the company received more than 500 entries from students across the state. The grand prize winner was Henry Rummel, a sixth-grade student from Indiana County.

In total, six students will be recognized with a first, second and third place winner selected from eastern and western Pennsylvania. First-place winners will be awarded a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Second place winners will be awarded a $50 gift card and third place winners will be awarded $25 gift card.

In addition, the overall grand prize winner will have her/his artwork featured on “Bloomer” cards distributed by Pennsylvania American Water. Bloomer cards are seed-filled packets that, when planted and tended, produce a variety of wildflowers. All entrants will receive a Watershed Champion certificate. Awards will be presented in May as part of National Drinking Water Week activities.

Interior: Administration wants aggressive timeline for Arctic Refuge drilling

Tim Woody

During a trip to Alaska that included a visit to the North Slope, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals Joe Balash spoke this morning at a breakfast meeting in Anchorage and expressed the Trump administration’s desire to pursue an a

National Groundwater Awareness Week

Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world’s most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.
Don’t take groundwater for granted. Pay it forward during National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2018, by letting others know the importance of groundwater and asking them to pass it along.
Learn more about how you can get involved at GroundwaterAwarenessWeek.com.

These senior EPA officials can now moonlight for secret private-sector clients

New questions arise inside Pruitt’s EPA after officials obtain ethics waivers to solicit outside work.


A far better infrastructure plan

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society issued the following statement about the plan.

Lydia Weiss, Director of Government Relations at The Wilderness Society, said:

Trump’s own budget office admits Obama-era regulations brought billions in benefits

Benefits topping $800 billion is nothing to scoff at, but the Trump White House is doing its best to bury this remarkable report.