The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a policy memorandum entitled Accelerating Nutrient Pollution Reductions in the Nation’s Waters. In the agency’s memo, EPA commits to supporting innovation and pursuing science-based and data-driven strategies to reduce excess nutrients in our nation’s waters, along with technical assistance and other support to help scale effective nutrient loss reduction strategies. Funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law will provide resources to accelerate these efforts, such as the work happening through the Gulf Hypoxia Taskforce on state nutrient reduction strategies. EPA plans to accelerate progress in controlling nutrient pollution in our nation’s waters by pursuing three primary strategies: Deepen collaborative partnerships with agriculture. Double again EPA’s efforts to support states, tribes, and territories to achieve nutrient pollution reductions from all sources. Utilize EPA’s Clean Water Act authorities to drive progress, innovation and collaboration.
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The Australian construction industry is transitioning to becoming more sustainable. Despite their crucial role, Australian communities as the end-users of this transition have been overlooked. Buildings contribute as much as 30% of the total waste produced and as much as 40% of total greenhouse gases. Residential construction makes up the biggest sector in construction; about 80% by cost. If sustainable construction is to be realised, it must take root in the housing sector. Little progress, however, has been made. Current literature places much of the blame with the owners and occupiers of houses – The line goes that builders would build sustainable houses if people really wanted them. The question arises: are reported societal concerns for sustainability merely superficial or supported by intention and commitment to act.