Environmental News

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ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, or ATEC, and the Harford County Government co-hosted their annual Team Aberdeen Proving Ground, or APG, Bike to Work Day, or B2WD, Event on APG North (Aberdeen), May 16.
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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' debris collection and management efforts in Puerto Rico reached a milestone May 15, by reaching 4,000,000 cubic yard of debris collected.
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ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- Officials cut the ribbon on the Anniston Munitions Center's new Multiple Launch Rocket System Recycle Facility in a ceremony here May 17.
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CAMP DARBY, Italy -- Schools in Albania and Armenia are receiving a valuable shipment of new furniture and other classroom supplies thanks to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency Humanitarian Assistance Program-Excess Property located here.
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NEW CUMBDERLAND, Pa. -- Security Assistance Command members and guests gathered to witness the command's return to its roots during a ribbon cutting ceremony May 10 at New Cumberland Army Depot, Pennsylvania. In 1965 USASAC opened operations in building 81 on the depot. It later moved a few blocks away to what was a cavernous warehouse, building 54, with few dividing walls or windows. More than half a century later, building 81 underwent state-of-the-art renovations to once again house USASAC's New Cumberland operations.
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SANTA BARBARA, California - It was a dark, cold night in February in Santa Barbara County - in the low 30s - and freezing outside, as far as Mary Carmona was concerned. As she worked alongside a contractor during a 12-hour night shift at the Cold Springs Creek Basin in Montecito, she pondered why she was there. She missed her family and just wanted to go home and sleep in the comfort of her own bed.
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Invasive species can be an animal, plant or fungus. Typically, it's a species that has been brought into a new environment and believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. With 18 lakes in four states and Mitigation Project lands along the Missouri River, the Kansas City District has identified several species in which teams are working to control or eradicate.
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As U.S. Army Corps of Engineers debris removal operations near completion across Northern California, following last year's historic wildfires, many survivors are beginning the task of rebuilding their homes and getting their lives back to normal.

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