What's New Synthetic fibers: the next challenge (8/20) Washing a single polyester jacket can send 1,900 tiny synthetic micro-fibers into waterways, where they can soak up toxins and get eaten by fish. New research shows that microfibers are even more abundant in our lakes and rivers than microbeads.
Algal bloom data viewer (7/13) There's a new, easy way to look at data about harmful algal blooms (HABs). The Great Lakes Observing System is coordinating information from sensors placed throughout the Western Lake Erie basin via the Lake Erie HABs Monitoring Network, and presenting the information through a convenient, online viewer.
Combatting Lake Erie algae (7/7) To combat the growing threat of toxic and nuisance algae development in Lake Erie, the U.S. and Canada have committed, through the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, to develop revised binational phosphorus load reduction targets for Lake Erie by February, 2016.
Scott Walker signs bill banning microbeads Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (7/1) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation on Wednesday that bans manufacturers from using tiny plastic beads in products after studies showed they are turning up in the Great Lakes and other waterways.
Clean Air for Life Environmental Defense Relief from air pollution is within reach with the right tools. Learn about health effects, pollution solutions and more.
Enviro$en$e U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Enviro$en$e allows those implementing pollution prevention programs or developing research and development projects to benefit from the experience, progress, and knowledge of their peers.
Farm*A*Syst and Home*A*Syst U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency This voluntary program enables individuals to prevent pollution on farms, ranches and homes using confidential environmental assessments.
Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable Hazardous Waste Research and Information Center, Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources Supports pollution prevention through information sharing, issue discussion and program development among member organizations.
Great Lakes Pollution Prevention U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) A report on the pollution prevention grant program in the Great Lakes basin.
Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Wisconsin Department of Commerce (DOC) Reimburses owners for a portion of the cleanup costs of discharges from petroleum product storage systems and home heating oil systems.
Databases Permit Compliance System (PCS) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) PCS is a national computerized management information system that automates entry, updating, and retrieval of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) data.
Pollution Prevention Request for Proposal Clearinghouse Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center The clearinghouse includes information on current and pending RFPs related to pollution prevention, as well as archives of all past solicitations that have appeared on the site.
Pollution Prevention Research Projects Database Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center Although PPRC is no longer adding new information to the Research Projects Database, it includes summaries of hundreds of P2 research projects conducted by dozens of organizations.
PollutionWatch PollutionWatch is an information source that allows the user to search for polluters in their area, obtain information about the health effects, and find out how they can help.
Technical Publications Database U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The Techinfo database contains approximately 15,000 references related to pollution prevention and cleaner technologies.
Vendor Information Database U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) VendInfo is a searchable database of pollution prevention equipment and manufacturers in the United States.