Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Ryland Group Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $625,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyed the New Jersey coastline, from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, to collect information for future beach replenishment projects....
May 13, 2013 04:01
The Maui County Department of Environmental Management and local farmers Vetiver Farms Hawaii LLC are planting more than 1,200 vetiver grass starters at the Lanai Landfill as a way to fight soil erosion on the island. Vetiver is a special grass that curbs erosion and absorbs substances such as lead and arsenic from the soil and water....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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