Nationwide tests find lead in more than half of U.S. children

BY HANNAH NORTHEY | 09/29/2021 01:29 PM EDT This 2016 file photo shows signs around the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Ind. The mayor ordered the evacuation of the 40-year-old public housing complex because of severe lead contamination.John J. Watkins/The Times via AP, File GREENWIRE | A first-of-its-kind national study… Read More

FEMA Rolls Out New Resilience Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is rolling out an important new program entitled Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), which replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation program. It will support states, local communities, tribes and territories, as they undertake hazard mitigation projects to reduce the risks they face from disasters… Read More

Success for the Great Lakes: WIIN Act Signed Into Law By Obama

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) is very pleased the United States Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act.  WIIN includes many provisions that are critically important to the Great Lakes.  It includes authorization of the… Read More

Lake-Specific Webinars

The U.S. EPA and Environment Canada will hold lake-specific webinars during the first week of September to inform stakeholders of issues and management plans in each of the five Great Lakes. These webinars are part of outreach efforts from the Annex 2 subcommittee of the Great Lakes Executive Committee (GLEC)…. Read More