EPA is inviting stakeholders to participate in listening sessions in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Pennsylvania about proposed stormwater regulations.
Resulting ecological damage is serious, but could be reduced by wider use of more sustainable, time-honored practices.
Methyltestosterone is used in aquaculture to produce male tilapia because they grow faster; Pseudomonas fluorescens and Bacillus ceresus may help remove the steroid from the water.
University of Michigan-led researchers will examine current climate, land use, precipitation and water governance patterns and then combine the data with climate change models to forecast possible effects.
The team will establish a Website for watershed managers and planners to analyze river basins, and make more informed decisions.
EPA is reissuing permits for significant wastewater facilities to protect the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
EPA and other panelists will discuss technical tools and support to local watershed groups.
Federal and Tennessee agencies have determined that any coal ash remaining in the river presents minimal health risks to recreational users.
Invasive mussels can clog water intake and delivery pipes and dam intake gates, among other thiings.
Agricultural Research Service scientists have linked arsenic levels in stormwater runoff on Delmarva Peninsula to chicken litter storage and use.
"We're trying to learn how biochemical molecules that microorganisms produce can attack mercury that is bound to natural organic matter and minerals, and release it back to the water," explained Kathryn Nagy, a University of Illinois professor.
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists are analyzing how runoff measurements in different Pennsylvania regions correlate with different National Weather Service data sets for the same areas.
"The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s extensive monitoring system helps locate waters in need of our attention. We now must take action to clean them up,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks.
The agency expects the six watershed states and the District of Columbia to use the limits for developing Watershed Implementation Plans.
"Science for Environment Policy" is offered free from the European Commission DG's Environment.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other stakeholders will
determine if the formula needs updating to account for disturbances to habitat, conservation, or resource protection, for example.
Iowa's environmental agency has identified 183 waterbodies that need water quality improvements.
On Aug. 11, EPA will explain how a low impact design competition had a ripple effect on Houston's design/build community.
According to EPA, many municipalities’ stormwater management plans are out of date and have not been fully implemented, and permits don’t always contain clear milestones to ensure that water quality standards would be met.
The agency has a website to answer questions about what technical solutions would be most useful to reviewing officials.