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

November 2011 Newsletter

November 2011 Newsletter

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.

Greening Mission Bay in San Francisco

Redeveloped park area near Mission Bay

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

Lisa Jackson

Administrator Jackson discusses green jobs at UC Berkeley and tours the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Protecting Marine Life with Safer Boat Paint

Shelter Island Marina where the non-copper paint was tested

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.

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Putting Toxics Data to Work

EPA has been collecting information from facilities nationwide, for 25 years, to arm citizens and local governments with information about toxics in their areas.

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