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18 Trillion Gallons of Water Saved during 20 Years of Low-Flow Toilet Regulations

High-Efficiency Plumbing Products Are Now the American Standard, Providing Superior Performance While Helping to Sustain Nation's Water Resources

Americans have saved more than 18 trillion gallons of water — roughly the volume of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay— by embracing low-flow toilet technology over the past two decades since the U.S. enacted the 1992 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) that mandated less water per flush, according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE). That's hard to imagine, but it is enough water to fill 27 million Olympic size swimming pools.

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Secretary Of The Interior Sally Jewell Will Be Honored By The Appalachian Trail Conservancy During Leaders In Conservation Awards Gala

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will recognize Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during its fifth annual Leaders in Conservation Awards Gala on May 20, 2014 in Washington, D.C.Secretary Jewell will be honored with the Vanguard Award in recognition of her notable advocacy for national parks, national scenic trails, wilderness areas and the benefits of outdoor recreation.

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U.S. EPA's Latest Municipal Solid Waste Data Demonstrates America's Evolving Waste Stream

Recycling steady, waste stream gets lighter as paper and packaging waste continue to decrease

The National Waste & Recycling Association (Waste & Recycling) offered additional insight into the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on municipal waste generation and recycling rates, noting that the latest statistics, based on 2012 data, show a continual decline in per capita waste generation and an evolving waste stream that continues the trends of less printed paper and lighter-weight packaging.

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New Survey Reveals Current and Future Water Risks for Major U.S. Corporations

60% of Companies Indicate Water is Poised to Affect Business Growth and Profitability within Five Years; More than 80% Say it Will Affect their Decisions on Where to Locate Facilities

A new survey of major U.S. corporations released by the Pacific Institute and VOX Global, titled "Bridging Concern and Action: Are US Companies Prepared for Looming Water Challenges?," reveals that most companies believe water challenges will significantly worsen in the next five years. However, the majority of companies surveyed do not appear to be planning corollary increases in the breadth and scale of their water risk management practices. In fact, nearly 70 percent of responding companies said their current level of investment in water management is sufficient.

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