By Elena Craft, PhDSource: EPA Para un breve resumen de la crítica de Texas contra CSAPR en español, haga clic aquí. Today the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments over two critically important clean air protections – the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Standards for Mercury and Air Toxics. Texas has fo […]
The average temperature for the contiguous United States during October was 53.6°F, 0.6°F below the 20thcentury average, making it the 37th coolest October on record. The October national precipitation total was 2.23 inches, 0.12 inch above the 20th century average.
The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October 2013 was the seventh highest for October on record, at 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F). The global land surface temperature was 0.98°C (1.76°F) above the 20th century average of 9.3°C (48.7°F)—tying with 2012 as the eighth warmest October on rec […]
[[IMAGE||http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/images/earth/california/20131209/earth20130502-640.jpg||Left||250||Mt. Dana and Dana Plateau in the Tuolumne River Basin within Yosemite National Park, Calif., as seen out the window of a Twin Otter aircraft carrying NASA's Airborne Snow Observatory on April 3, 2013. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech||Mt. Dana and Dana Plat […]
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., Dec. 10, 2013) - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join Trailnet of St. Louis to kick off its Neighborhood Greenways St. Louis project with ceremonies at 2:45 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 10, at The Greater Ville Neighborhood Planning Commission Community Room, 4651 Dr. Martin Luther King Driv […]
DALLAS – (Dec. 10, 2013) The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Interior (DOI), Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bernalillo County are meeting with state, local, and tribal governments to discuss the implementation of the Urban Waters (UW) project. The […]
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http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/animals/khapra.shtmlUSDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center. Khapra beetles are native to India. The first specimen in the U.S. was discovered in California in 1953, but the infestation was eradicated; since then, it has been frequently intercepted on imported cargo. These invasive insects are a destructive […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) to treat chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Solvadi is the first drug that has demonstrated safety and efficacy to treat certain types of HCV infection without the need for co-administration of interferon.