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Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

October 2011 Newsletter

October 2011 Newsletter

Protecting Children in Underserved Communities

EPA has recently awarded grants to community organizations to protect children from pesticides, improve safety in day-care centers, and educate teachers and other community leaders about keeping children safe from environmental risks.

Recycle City Renewed

Recycle City Renewed

It's been almost fifteen years since EPA launched Recycle City, the interactive website featuring a virtual city with myriad opportunities to learn about reducing waste. The site has a new look, and we're adding features to help a new generation of kids reduce, reuse and recycle.

California's Polluted Waters

Lost River in No. California

More of California's waterways are impaired than previously known. Increased water monitoring data shows the number of rivers, streams and lakes in California exhibiting overall toxicity have increased 170 percent from 2006 to 2010.

McClellan - Air Force Base to Business Park

McClellan - Air Force Base to Business Park

The redevelopment of McClellan Air Force Base is an excellent example of the public and private sectors working together to protect the environment and grow the economy.

Protecting Low-Income Tenants from Lead Poisoning

Nearly one million children in the U.S. have dangerous levels of lead in their blood. It is crucial for landlords to provide information about lead hazards so that tenants can protect their families from lead poisoning.

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