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Pollution Prevention News from the NEWMOA Northeast Regional Pollution Prevention Information Center.


EPA Announces $1.3 Million to Small Businesses to Support the Nation's Green Economy


WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $1.3 million to 13 small businesses nationwide to develop and commercialize technologies to help solve current environmental issues. "The 13 businesses we are funding today are producing innovative and creative solutions for our country's environmental problems," said Thomas Burke, EPA science advisor and deputy assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Research and Development. "Small businesses play an integral role in creating technologies that will help ensure a sustainable future for our country.

Keep your holiday spirit out of the landfill: 3 easy ways


We get it. You don't need another thing to focus on in the hustle and bustle of the holidays. We're here to show you how easy it is to cut a lot of the waste out of shopping, decorating, and throwing a party.

High levels of mercury found in South Florida dolphins


Bottlenose dolphins swimming off the Florida Everglades, beloved for zipping alongside lonely boaters in the remote bays and rivers chiseled out of the vast marshes, have the highest levels of mercury ever documented in the mammals, researchers have found. Read more here:

EPA proposes adding NPEs to community list of toxic chemicals


The US EPA has proposed adding nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to its list of toxic chemicals, subject to reporting requirements under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). If added to the EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), facilities that manufacture, process or use the short- and long-chain NPEs, covered by the proposal, would be required to report environmental releases and other waste management measurements.