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A worker collects samples using a push core sampler.

EPA Plans Confined Aquatic Disposal Cell for New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

The agency expects this strategy will save money and speed up PCB remediation effort that has been going on for 29 years.

Court Denies Rehearing; Water Districts to Be Compensated

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation delivered less water to the districts than the government promised to provide, according to the lawsuit.

California Automakers, Environmentalists Partner to Clean Up State Waters

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Sustainable Conservation win 2011 Pat Brown Award for removing copper from car brake pads and protecting salmon and aquatic life.

GE: Better Incentives Needed to Stimulate Water Reuse and Recycling

Regardless of the incentive type, experience shows that incentives are most effective when implemented within a regulatory structure that already exists and functions well, according to the company's white paper.

Water monitoring projects have been conducted all over the world this week.

World Monitoring Day Is Occasion for Water Announcements

Stephen R. Carpenter wins Stockholm Water Prize; WEF and IWA name water champions; WaterSense and American Water partner on PSAs.

UniSea facility in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. NOAA photo.

Seafood Processor to Pay $1.9M for Ammonia Discharges

Unisea, which operates in Alaska, allegedly discharged ammonia and other pollutants into Unalaska waters from 2005 to 2008.

Researchers have used minced banana peel to clean toxins from water. iStock image

Banana Peels Purify Water in Brazilian Study

Minced banana peel removed lead and copper from river water as well as many other materials, researchers said in their report.

Florida Groups Want to Cut Funding for Numeric Nutrient Criteria Rule

The groups say they are concerned about the cost of the regulation, noting that state and independent studies have estimated that the rule will cost billions of dollars generally and more than 14,000 jobs in the agricultural community.



swine houses

USDA Analyzes 8 Animal Waste Lagoons for Nitrogen

Despite a large amount of nitrogen cycling genes, researchers concluded that denitrifying and nitrifying organisms were not active.

ARCADIS Secures $43M for Central Virginia Water Supply Contract

The company will help Henrico County, Va., engineer an intake and pumping station on the James River and support the work for a dam and reservoir on Cobbs Creek.

Sundew. Courtesy Ken Sturm, USFWS

American Rivers to Oversee $1.8M Potomac Highlands' Grants

By selecting this conservation organization to implement the program, EPA seeks to improve the natural resources and socio-economic conditions in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands.

WaterSense Partner program

DFW Becomes First WaterSense Airport

New water fixtures in restrooms at the airport's passenger terminals are saving 5.5 million gallons per month.

The Fish & Wildlife Service also has been involved in protecting fish in the Great Lakes.

Clarkson to Receive $6.5M to Continue Monitoring Great Lakes' Fish

With SUNY, the universities will monitor temporal trends in bioaccumulative chemicals in the Great Lakes using top predator fish as biomonitors.

Water Quality Standards Course Set for May 2-6

This basic course introduces water quality and criteria programs to those with less than one year of experience and veterans needing a refresher.

Study Says the Pill Contributes Little Estrogen to Drinking Water

Natural estrogen from multiple sources actually accounts for much more of the total contribution.

Brown tides are caused by harmful algal blooms.

Brown Tide Culprit Suited to Thrive in Environmentally Impacted Estuaries

The Stony Brook University and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study used the genome sequence of Aureococcus anophagefferens and found that it is genetically predisposed to exploit certain characteristics of human-modified coastal ecosystems.

Salazar Helps Break Ground on Picayune Strand Restoration Project

When completed in 2015, the $448-million project will feature three major pump stations, removal of 260 miles of roads, and filling in of 42 miles of canals to help restore water flows to the Everglades.

A new study involves algae blooms and endocrine disruptors in zebrafish.

UK Scientists Identify New Disruptors in Algae Blooms

In the study, something released by algae, other than microcystins, had an endocrine disrupting effect on zebrafish.

Agency Offers Funding for Tribal Water Council Support

Questions from prospective applicants about the competitive opportunity must be received before March 28 and applications must be received by April 11.

EPA Says 2012 Budget Proposal Is 13% Leaner than 2010

Funding support remains for the Great Lakes, water and wastewater treatment, Superfund, and enforcement.

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