Environmental Protection

Watersheds


EPA's Chesapeake Plan Requires More Runoff Control

In May, President Obama established a committee of federal agencies to develop a plan for restoring and protecting Chesapeake Bay and they now have proposed strategies to accelerate cleanup.

Gulf Guardian to Hand out Awards, Celebrates 10 Years

The Gulf of Mexico Program initiated the Gulf Guardian awards in 2000 to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive.

Virginia Tech Checks Impacts of Coal Mining on Water

The researchers are looking into the effectiveness of stream restoration activities and associations between total dissolved solids and aquatic benthic macroinvertebrates.

Animal Waste Accounts for Two-thirds of Bacteria in 2 Watersheds

A Maryland Department of the Environment and Salisbury University study found that wildlife and dog waste are significant sources of bacteria in the watersheds of eight Anne Arundel County waterways.

UMass Buoys Track Bacteria in Neponset River

The two-year program tracks near-shore climate conditions around Boston Harbor, measuring colored dissolved organic matter.



NRCS Uses Society Results in Restoring Streams

Wildlife Conservation Society study shows woody vegetation leads to more diverse and abundant riparian birds, which can add value to a stream assessment.

LID Is Part of Answer to Water Supply Issues, NRDC Says

Report from Natural Resources Defense Council and UC-Santa Barbara claims low impact development can generate billions of gallons of water.

Ecological Research Shows Need for Balance

Whether it's mosquitos, urbanized lakeshores, or greenroofs, the Ecological Society of America has the research to help people understand the need for balance in freshwater ecosystems.

Santa Clara Valley Scores with 5 Shovel-ready Projects

Five projects will receive $44.1 million in stimulus funds.

Oklahoma to Study Eastern Redcedar Encroachment

Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources will receive $226,890 in national grant funding for research into eastern redcedar encroachment and the water cycle in the tallgrass prairie, two key elements of ecosystem health for Oklahoma.

WiLDCOAST Wins Grant from California American Water

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

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.

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.

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.

WRI Report Blames Meat, Fuel Demand for Algal Blooms

Greater meat consumption and demand for fossil fuels worldwide are expected to cause increasingly more harmful algal blooms and dead zones in coastal and freshwater areas.

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