MARION, IOWA (November 22, 2019) — Trees Forever and partners are "creating a buzz" with a webinar teaching the public about the needs of pollinators and establishing high quality pollinator habitat. 

WASHINGTON DC (November 19, 2019) — US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the department is 


WASHINGTON DC (November 18, 2019) — The United States and Australia formalized their partnership on developing both nations’ critical mineral-assets between Geoscience Australia CEO James Johnson and US Geological Survey (USGS) Director Jim Reilly. The two partners outlined specific steps to strengthen an existing Memorandum of Understanding by collaborating on research and increasing critical mineral capacity for both countries.

DES MOINES, IOWA (November 18, 2019) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources released the draft 2018 303(d) Impaired Waters List for the state of Iowa on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

LENEXA, KANSAS (November 18, 2019) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into two separate administrative settlements to address alleged chemical accident-prevention and preparedness violations under the Risk Management Program of the Clean Air Act. Both settlements are part of EPA’s National Compliance Initiative to reduce accidental releases at industrial and chemical facilities.

LENEXA, KANSAS (November 13, 2019) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the availability of $1.2 million for Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreements. These funds will be distributed to 10 community-based organizations that work to address environmental-justice issues nationwide.

WASHINGTON DC (November 6, 2019) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing an estimated $2.5 million in federal grant-funding to improve water-quality on tribal lands. Awards made under this competitive grant announcement will support tribal-led projects that will make a significant difference in water-quality and human health on tribal lands. 

LENEXA, KANSAS (November 4, 2019) — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two proposed regulations — one that applies to the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR) from electric utilities and one that revises a portion of the regulations (known as effluent guidelines) affecting wastewater-management from steam-electric power-plants.