Environmental Protection

Watersheds


New Bedford Gets $1 M for Shore-side Power Electrification Project

Two New Bedford Harbor fishing piers will install marine power pedestals that will provide electricity to vessels, eliminating the need to idle diesel engines and thereby lower emissions of particulate matter and other gases.

Dr. Goose Advises a Multi-faceted Approach to Get Rid of Pests

Phil Whitford, aka Dr. Goose, offers expert advice to all - from homeowners and park districts to airports.

EPA Region 5 Awards Education Grants

The $190,000 in grants will be used to further education and training for sustainable gardening, hazardous household waste disposal, carbon sequestration, and watershed protection.

ORSANCO Proposes Changes, Alliance Fears Mercury Pollution in River

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is responding to a gap in technology while the Kentucky Waterways Alliance voices its concern for the river.

University of Arizona: Online Learning Supplements Watershed Program

Online learning module students demonstrated a 30 percent increase in content knowledge.

EPA Awards Nearly $30 M to Restore Puget Sound

Projects across the region will preserve habitat, protect watersheds and spur responsible urban growth.

Maryland Rural Water Group Names Elkton System of the Year

The biological nutrient removal wastewater treatment plan has been in operation for about two years.

ThermoEnergy Contracts with NYC for Jamaica Bay Work

New York City will implement the CASTion Ammonia Recovery Process to reduce nitrogen discharges in the bay.



El Dorado County to Cap Meyers Landfill under Court Agreement

A former landfill near South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is releasing volatile organic compounds into Saxon Creek and the county and the Forest Service will be monitoring area groundwater and considering possible solutions.

USGS Upgrades Streamgage Network Using Stimulus Funds

The U.S. Geological Survey has purchased $3.4 million of high tech electro-acoustic instruments from SonTek/YSI.

CEMEX Invests in UK-wide Quarry Monitoring to Meet EPR, MCERTS

RS Hydro will install more than 250 flow monitoring stations for the cement supplier, using Siemens and Adcon technologies.

Agency Offers Guidance on Implementing CAFO Rule

The revised regulation requires CAFOs that discharge to seek coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

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.

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.

Alaska DOT Facilities to Pay for Alleged CWA Violations

In addition to penalties, the settlement requires ADOT and its contractors to implement a comprehensive stormwater quality training program for its employees.

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.

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.

HRSD, Ostara Partner to Recover Nutrients and Make Fertilizer

The technology turns a maintenance problem at the Nansemond plant into a commercially viable fertilizer product with no additional cost to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.

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