Pacific Southwest, Region 9
Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations
The Trouble with Nurdles
Nurdles are the tiny bits of plastic that are melted down and used in the production of plastic bags, bubble wrap, packaging and wrapping material. They can be responsible for the sickness and death of fish and birds when they are mistaken for food.
- San Franciso Chronicle: Environmentalists Hunt Wildlife-Killing Nurdles
- California Water Board's Video
Greening Mission Bay in San Francisco
Thanks to EPA funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, San Francisco's Mission Bay community is now connected to surrounding neighborhoods previously isolated by Interstate-280. Underserved residents now have direct access to the Bay, new parks and open space, and neighborhood shopping.
Lisa Jackson in California
Administrator Jackson discusses green jobs at UC Berkeley and tours the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
Protecting Marine Life with Safer Boat Paint
The San Diego Unified Port District has successfully established the viability of non-copper, anti-fouling boat hull coatings both for performance and cost-effectiveness. This work will be used to reduce copper pollution that can harm marine life.Story and Video »
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