Environmental Protection

Watersheds


Baylor Study: Nitrogen Fixation Not Uniform in Texas Lakes

Research provides insight into conditions needed to produce nitrogen fixation.

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Tidal Marshes Protect Aquatic Ecosystems and Store Carbon

Indiana University scientists measured nitrogen and phosphorus retention as well as carbon sequestration in tidal soils of three Georgia rivers.

Mystic River Watershed Earns Barely Passing Grade

Both EPA and MassDEP say enforcement actions have removed 10,000 gallons per day of sewage from storm drains.

New Chesapeake Strategy Holds Government Accountable

EPA, USDA, DOI, NOAA, Army Corps of Engineers will work together to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.

FWS Awards $12.8 M to 31 States for Sewage Pumpout Facilities

Clean Vessel Act grants help marinas manage wastes and protect recreational waterways.

Boeing to Restore Habitat in Washington Waterway

The company will create habitat for out-migrating juvenile salmon in the Duwamish River and repay $2 million of the natural resource trustee's costs to resolve liability for hazardous releases from its facilities.

Foundation Awards $2.4 M for Amazon River Study

University of Georgia's Patricia Yager will lead an international team in studying climate effects on the River-Ocean Continuum of the Amazon.

Waterkeepers Want Feds to Contain Gulf Spill, Step Up Oversight

Environmental organization braces for Gulf disaster impact on fragile coastal ecosystems and fisheries.



Online Map Helps Users Track Chesapeake Bay Enforcement

EPA's latest initiative will show how well it is performing in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Agency to Require Progressive Stormwater Controls for Washington, D.C.

The enhanced protections for the Anacostia River and Chesapeake Bay include low impact development, strict discharge limits, and monitoring total maximum daily loads.

Pharmacies Launch Safe Disposal Initiative for Unused Medicine

“Dispose My Meds” pharmacies will provide consumers with postage-paid envelopes or onsite programs where pharmaceuticals are collected and disposed of properly.

EPA Orders Landowners to Restore Salmon Stream, Wetlands

Robert and Nancy Loomis allegedly discharged fill material into a wetland on their property that drains into the Takhin River in Alaska.

Pennsylvania Honors 16 for Environmental Innovation

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will present the 2010 Governor's Award to businesses and organizations that have cleaned up watersheds, saved energy, and eliminated pollution.

Maine Requires Seaplanes to Carry Water Protection Sticker

State expands the net for water crafts to help protect its lakes and ponds from invasive species.

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Two Impervious Acres Will Require a Permit in Charles River Watershed

EPA is taking comments on a proposal to require large industrial, commercial, and multifamily residential facilities to reduce polluted runoff from their properties.

The View from Kenya on World Water Monitoring Day

An environmental journalist makes a UNEP-sponsored field visit to Mariakani to see first hand how scarce fresh water is and how that affects the people of the village.

Kentucky Horse Park Taps Stimulus to Manage Manure

The reuse of horse manure to generate electricity is expected to substantially offset electric charges incurred.

EPA Proposes Veto of Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine Permit

The agency says the project would bury more than 7 miles of headwater streams, impact 2,278 acres of forestland, and degrade stream water quality

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USAID, Coca-Cola Add $12.7 M to Water Partnership

The boost to the Water and Development Alliance will support eight new multi-year programs in Africa.

Estuary Program Hires GS&P to Address Stormwater

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has contracted with Gresham, Smith and Partners to facilitate a coalition to address watershed management issues in Baldwin County, Ala.

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