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FILE - Water laps the bottom level of four homes in Harbor Island, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, which had to be abandoned after years of beach erosion and damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Facing state budgets that are flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend part of their windfalls on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and fires to cleaning up dirty air. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

New Federal Sustainability Plan harnesses fewer fossil fuels, more procurement power to fight climate change

The new Federal Sustainability Plan released in December charges agencies to harness procurement authority to reach 100% carbon pollution-free energy at…

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Pandemic boosted federal telework participation and overall eligibility

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FILE - Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing examining issues facing prisons and jails during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 2, 2020. Carvajal is resigning amid increasing scrutiny over his leadership in the wake of Associated Press reporting that uncovered widespread problems at the agency, including a recent story detailing serious misconduct involving correctional officers. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP, File)

US prisons director resigning after crises-filled tenure

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How OSHA has dealt with the workload it got handed by the pandemic

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Military housing advocacy group sees miles of work ahead after Balfour Beatty plea

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Balfour Beatty Communities to pay millions in fines after pleading guilty to defrauding military

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(Photo courtesy of the General Services Administration)The new DHS headquarters, which GSA is managing, includes green roofs, and other green buildings features.
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CISA on the hunt, this time for artists to decorate its new headquarters

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GSAWireless soil-moisture sensors were tested by GPG on 1.1 acres of landscape at the Young Federal Building in Orlando, FL.

Biden sets zero-emission goals for federal buildings, vehicles in executive order

The Biden administration is setting a decades-long vision to eliminate carbon emissions from federal buildings and its fleet of vehicles.

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In this Jan. 23, 2015, photo, wild horses are seen during a BLM tour in the Pine Nut Mountains just outside of Dayton, Nev. Under the threat of another legal battle, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has quietly pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd through the use of contraceptives, according to documents The Associated Press obtained on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. (Jason Bean/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)  NO SALES; NEVADA APPEAL OUT; SOUTH RENO WEEKLY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

How can BLM manage with many vacancies after headquarters relocation?

For more, the GAO’s director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues, Frank Rusco, spoke to the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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A cut lead pipe is pulled from a dig site for testing at a home in Royal Oak, Mich., on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Communities with lead pipes could see higher test results for lead in their tap water if a new method of water sampling goes into effect. The Detroit suburb of Royal Oak historically had low test results but it had to notify the public of a problem after the state mandated new sampling methods. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

IG: Water quality and mold may be issues when employees return to federal buildings

In today’s Federal Newscast, you can add water issues at federal properties to the list of unforeseen consequences from the lockdown.

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