Southern Montana’s Crow Tribe works to house its homeless veterans

On the windy plains of the Crow Reservation in southern Montana, young men scramble across scaffolding amid massive fans and turbines, measuring door widths and sweeping the cement floors across this dusty construction site. Read more

EPA and US Army finalize Clean Water Rule

The Clean Water Act was established in 1972. In an historic step to update this legislation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army

finalized the Clean Water Rule to clearly protect fresh water sources from pollution and degradation. Read more

Court rules cities and counties can require affordable housing in new developments

California cities and counties can continue to require builders to include affordable housing in new developments, the state’s Supreme Court ruled earlier this month. Read more

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EPA Releases EJSCREEN, An Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

The U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. Access the tool

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  • Guide to low-maintenance gardening
  • Drought Tolerant Plants
  • 5 Water-Saving Ways to Replace Lawns
  • Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas
  • How to Convert Your Lawn to Drought-Tolerant Native Plants

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