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EPA’s National Lakes Assessment Finds Nutrient Pollution is Widespread in Lakes
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EPA’s National Lakes Assessment Finds Nutrient Pollution is Widespread in Lakes

Four in ten lakes suffer from too much nitrogen and phosphorus.

EPA Recognizes Milwaukee’s Goodkind as Outstanding Food Recovery Challenge Participant
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EPA Recognizes Milwaukee’s Goodkind as Outstanding Food Recovery Challenge Participant

More than 800 governments, businesses and organizations participated in EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge.

EPA Celebrates America Recycles Day and the 750,000 Jobs Supported by Recycling
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EPA Celebrates America Recycles Day and the 750,000 Jobs Supported by Recycling

This equates to 1.57 jobs for every 1,000 tons of materials recycled.

New EPA Web Portal Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change
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New EPA Web Portal Helps Communities Prepare for Climate Change

Climate change is expected to pose significant financial and infrastructural challenges to communities in coming decades.

Harley-Davidson to Stop Sales of Illegal Devices that Increased Air Pollution from the Company’s Motorcycles
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Harley-Davidson to Stop Sales of Illegal Devices that Increased Air Pollution from the Company’s Motorcycles

Under the settlement, Harley-Davidson will stop selling the illegal aftermarket defeat devices in the United States by August 23, 2016.

EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants in 26 States
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EPA Awards Environmental Education Grants in 26 States

Since 1992, EPA has distributed between $2 million and $3.5 million in grant funding per year, for a total of approximately $68 million supporting more than 3,600 grant projects.

EPA Celebrates SmartWay Affiliates that Support Cleaner Freight
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EPA Celebrates SmartWay Affiliates that Support Cleaner Freight

Transportation is the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., accounting for close to 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

EPA Releases Scientific Report Showing U.S. Coastal Waters a Mix of Good and Fair Health
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EPA Releases Scientific Report Showing U.S. Coastal Waters a Mix of Good and Fair Health

The EPA released the 2010 National Coastal Condition Assessment showing that more than half of the nation's coastal and Great Lakes nearshore waters are rated good for biological and sediment quality.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is Accelerating Great Lakes Cleanup and Protection
EPA Training Grants Create Job Opportunities Across the Country
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EPA Training Grants Create Job Opportunities Across the Country

EPA selects 19 communities for grants to train unemployed individuals to enter the environmental field, strengthen local economies

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Runoff that Contributes to Algal Blooms
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EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Reduce Runoff that Contributes to Algal Blooms

The projects announced today will be implemented by conservation organizations and by state and local governments.

EPA Selects 20 Communities for Brownfield Grants to Revitalize Communities, Strengthen Local Economies
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EPA Selects 20 Communities for Brownfield Grants to Revitalize Communities, Strengthen Local Economies

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee was selected by the EPA to receive grant funding that will create approximately 1,700 jobs.

Federal Agencies Announce 5-Year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan
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Federal Agencies Announce 5-Year Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan

Plan released at a meeting of Great Lakes Mayors in Chicago.

EPA Announces $1 Million Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Milwaukee
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EPA Announces $1 Million Grant to Clean Up Contaminated Sites in Milwaukee

“This EPA brownfield grant is a solid investment in the future of Milwaukee that will help transform contaminated sites into redevelopment opportunities”