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EPA FY 2008 penalties dwarf OSHA fines (12/8)

In fiscal year 2008, EPA concluded civil and criminal enforcement actions requiring regulated entities to spend an estimated $11.8 billion on pollution controls, cleanup and environmental projects, a record for EPA, according to an agency press statement.
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50% of U.S. school districts have IAQ programs in place (12/8)

Eight school districts leading the way to prevent and solve indoor air quality problems in schools were honored at the EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools National Symposium in Washington, D.C., Dec. 4-6, 2008, according to an EPA press statement.
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Grants awarded to reduce pesticide risks (12/8)

Grants totaling nearly $1 million have been awarded for projects that use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches to reduce pesticide risk, according to an EPA press statement. The grants will support the demonstration of innovative IPM practices, technologies, outreach and education.
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New requirements for large trucks and buses help clean the air (12/8)

New requirements will help ensure that heavy-duty vehicles run as cleanly as possible over their entire life on the road, and contribute to healthier and cleaner air for all Americans, according to an EPA press statement.
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Stay safe while shoveling snow (12/5)

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), in a recent press statement, offers recommendations to help you stay safe while clearing snow.
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Holidays call for some "TLC" safety (12/5)

With more home fires occurring during the holiday season than any other time of year, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a leading product safety organization, and the NFPA, an authority on fire and life safety, have teamed up to help families prevent unnecessary fire and safety hazards with “TLC” – Tree, Light and Candle – safety.
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Recommendations for medical residents aim to improve patient safety (12/5)

A new report from the Institute of Medicine proposes revisions to medical residents’ duty hours and workloads to decrease the chances of fatigue-related medical errors and to enhance the learning environment for these doctors in training, according to a press release from the National Academies.
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EPA achieves record pollution reductions in 2008 (12/5)

In fiscal year 2008, EPA’s enforcement and compliance program concluded civil and criminal enforcement actions requiring regulated entities to spend an estimated $11.8 billion on pollution controls, cleanup and environmental projects, a record for the agency, according to a recent press release.
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How can you conserve water? (12/4)

Each week, you have your chance in the EPA blog, Greenversations, to ask questions on environmental protection and sustainability.
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More funding for destroying ozone-depleting CFCs (12/4)

The U.S. made further progress protecting the ozone layer through successful agreements at the 20th meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol in Doha, Qatar, according to an EPA press statement. Developed and developing countries agreed to add $490 million to the Montreal Protocol’s Multilateral Fund for the next three years, This will help phase out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and replacement hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and help demonstrate the environmental benefits achieved by destroying banks of unnecessary CFCs.
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