Environmental Protection

Water


ICCR Ranks Utilities on Public Disclosure Issues

New South Wales and New York City scored highest with 55 and 50, respectively.

NOAA: Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Smaller, But Severe

Dr. Rabalais from Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium says unusual weather patterns kept the dead zone smaller than expected.

Research Suggests Colorado Reservoirs May Run Dry

Better management may be able to change year 2057 outlook.

Young Eco-Heroes Tackle Environmental Problems

Action For Nature announces its 2009 International Awards.

Excel-based Model Assesses Conservation Programs

The Alliance for Water Efficiency offers the tool free to its members.

WiLDCOAST Wins Grant from California American Water

Organization will use funds to restore and clean up Otay and Tijuana river watersheds.

Oregon Governor: Climate Change Laws Vital to Economy

New state laws cover GHG emissions reporting, energy efficiency in building codes, and blocks the development of conventional coal powered electricity plants.



Maryland Offers Audits, Equipment Advice for Farmers

The program will help all agricultural producers reduce costs through farm energy audits and equipment incentives for qualifying energy-saving projects.

Estuary Study: Non-Native Species Drive Oyster Decline

A study of oyster reefs in a once-pristine California coastal estuary found them devastated by invasive Atlantic Coast crabs and snails.

House Introduces Drinking Water Security Bill

The sponsors say the largest water utilities support the legislation.

Financial Assurance Rule to Target Hardrock Mining

EPA plans to propose rule to ensure that owners and operators of hardrock mines pay for cleanup.

Purdue Compares Manure, Fertilizer Applications

The research shows that the use of manure does not negatively affect the carbon loads of nearby waterways when compared to other fertilizer systems.

AWWA Publishes Wastewater Operator Study Guide

The American Water Works Association's certification study guide is now available for purchase.

USGBC Base LEED Certified; Council a New Reviewing Body

Headquarters design showcases Platinum certification, while the Green Building Certification Institute accepts the Council as the first Education Reviewing Body.

Sandia Labs Create New Water Decontaminant

Sandia says the material removes bacterial, viral and other organic and inorganic contaminants from river water destined for human consumption and from wastewater treatment plants.

July 29 Roundtable to Review Sustainable Systems Report

The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Policy Program will host a panel discussion on the nation's infrastructure challenge.

Farm Bureau Says HR 2454 Too Costly for Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Federation testifies before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Two Frogs, Two Pesticides and their Toxicity

Long-range transport study links California insecticide use of chlorpyrifos and endosulfan to amphibian population declines in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

DOE to Fund Tennessee Tech Wind Power Research

More than $265,000 will finance storage systems and controls for high wind penetration studies.

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