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Low Levels of Urban Development Disturb Aquatic Life, USGS Says

Covering 10 percent of a watershed with impervious cover can cause as much as one-third of a decline in pollution-sensitive aquatic insects.

Tampa Bay Water Needs Designer to Renovate Reservoir

The water wholesaler is inviting design-build entities to submit qualifications.

Georgetown University Center to Tap Rain Water Resource

New research center is going for a Silver LEED rating and will use LT Technologies' systems to help achieve it.

East Valley Water District Removes Uranium from Groundwater Well

Envirogen Technologies helps a California supplier treat contamination and bring decommissioned well back online.

EPA Clamps Down on Stormwater Dischargers in Southeast

The agency issued administrative orders to road and property development construction entities in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.

USGS Measures High Water Marks of Flash Flood in Arkansas

Data from the study will be fed into hydraulic models and ultimately will help authorities make informed decisions about water uses.

WERF Study Uses Dogs to Find Fecal Contamination in Storm Drains

Low-cost canine method could replace DNA-based technique.

ORNL: Fish Exposed to TVA Fly Ash in 2008 Seem to be Healthy

Working for TVA, the lab is continuing its research to determine if selenium and other contaminants will have a long-term effect on fish populations.



Operation Hope's Land Management Wins Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The group's management process re-establishes the balance between plant growth and the behavior of herding animals.

SAB to Review Science for Florida's Coastal Water Quality Standards

EPA to send its data and methodologies to the Science Advisory Board and also will solicit public comment on the science.

NGWA Sponsors Training at 2010 Canon Envirothon

High School environmental education competition will focus on groundwater Aug. 1-6.

Illinois Grand Jury Indicts D & Y Trade for Water Pollution

Recycling business allegedly poured industrial cleaner into storm drain leading to the Fox River, resulting in a fish kill.

Incorrect Application of the BOD Test

Sewage treatment plants are missing a whole other source of pollution – nitrogenous matter – when only the BOD5 test is used.

Study: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities Add to Water Issues

Scientists collected outflow samples periodically from 2004 to 2009 from three New York wastewater treatment plants, two of which receive more than 20 percent of their wastewater from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Singapore: Water Short No More

Singapore International Water Week provides a platform for finding viable water solutions, which are critical for the sustainable growth of cities worldwide.

From Kigali to Pittsburgh, the Environment Conversation Continues

United Nations' report, released right before World Environment Day, makes the economic case for repairing the natural world.

Train Bridges Made from Recycled Structural Composite Materials

Fort Eustis, Va., uses its railroad systm to train soliders on train operations.

Upper Delaware Is Most Threatened, American Rivers Says

Group's annual report also features endangered river success stories from the past 20 years.

Draft Permit Would Limit Pesticide Discharges to Waters

The Pesticides General Permit would require operators to use the lowest effective amount of pesticide, prevent leaks and spills, calibrate equipment and look for and report adverse incidents.

Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority Wins Stockholm Award

Since 1993, Ek Sonn Chan and his team have refurbished the supply system and introduced cost-effective billing and collection.

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