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  • March

    Going Green: Corps hydropower is clean, reliable, efficient, flexible, renewable and sustainable

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- In the Pacific Northwest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers produces significant hydroelectric power for the nation at its dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Hydroelectric power is clean, reliable, efficient, flexible, renewable and sustainable. The Corps of Engineers is the Nation's largest producer of hydropower, and one of the largest in the world.
  • Going Green: Protecting our Great Lakes from the invasive Asian carp

    "Working with our partners to protect our national treasures, our Great Lakes, from aquatic nuisance species is critical," said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District Commander Col. Frederic A. Drummond Jr. "The Corps mission is about sustaining our water resources, sustaining our communities and sustaining our nation's economic resources."
  • Going Green: The Silvery Minnow, Drought and the Rio Grande

    As signs of spring begin to show in the bosque, environmentalists, biologists and others continue their efforts to understand river flow issues along the Middle Rio Grande. Of particular interest are endangered species in relation to water use and jurisdiction. Within the past three years, the drought has proven to be a constant challenge to create and maintain a balanced environment for the silvery minnow to continue to spawn. Due to the drought, the environment needed for natural spawning is not present.
  • Nashville District deputy commander promoted to lieutenant colonel

    Lt. Col. James A. DeLapp, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, officiated and promoted Maj. Patrick Dagon to lieutenant colonel here at a ceremony attended by his family and district employees at the headquarters building.
  • February

    Dale Hollow Dam plugs into its own power source

    CELINA, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2013) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District electricians at Dale Hollow Dam on the Obey River are plugging into the dam’s power source as part of a sustainability program initiative.
  • December

    Committing to Recycling Can be Sustainable

    Did you know that America Recycles Day was November 15? It is great that there is a day designated to focus on recycling, but recycling needs to be part of our lives every day, as well as taking steps to live more sustainably.
  • November

    Building green: Corps of Engineers explores overseas LEED alternative

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Think global, act local. The phrase, popularized in the 1970s on the back bumpers of hippies' Volkswagens and on the front of their T-shirts, has evolved through the years and taken on a wider meaning. The slogan is used by urban planners, environmentalists, government officials and business executives to describe a global mindset with a local focus.
  • October

    Bostick discusses USACE, energy sustainability at conference

    Sustainability is an umbrella concept that deals with increasing the Army’s effectiveness by reducing its use of energy and impact to the climate and environment. Bostick spoke about the Corps’ efforts to support the Army Energy Initiatives.
  • USACE Environmental chief visits southern Arizona

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District hosted Dr. Christine Altendorf, the USACE Environmental Division chief during a two-day visit Aug. 29-30 to the southern Arizona area. Her visit focused on sustainable projects by the District and other agencies on and around military and federal properties.
  • November

    District’s Coordinator Keeps Sustainability in Sight

    The Corps, who had been seeking ways to make its missions, facilities and operations sustainable for much of the past decade, fully embraced the directive and, at the district level, turned to environmental compliance coordinators.

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