Environmental Protection

Watersheds


Web Forum Seeks Input on How to Best Protect America's Waters

Until its April conference, EPA is seeking ideas about how to restore the nation's waters and create sustainable communities.

New Law Would Authorize, Fund Great Lakes' Cleanup

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, led by EPA, would target the most significant chemical, biological, and physical problems in the system.

Floridians Get More Time to Comment on Water Quality Standards

EPA will schedule additional public hearings in April.

USDA Initiative to Improve Mississippi River Water Quality

A new $320 million, four-year initiative could significantly improve drinking water quality for Americans in 12 states in the Mississippi River Basin.

Pennsylvania Onboard with New Great Lakes Action Plan

The governor said his state will have to integrate current restoration plans into a specific set of priorities and actions for government and nongovernment organizations.

Advocates Seek Stronger Stormwater Controls in Washington

Earthjustice files lawsuit to protect salmon and close loopholes.

Cornell Researchers Identify Virulent Fish Virus in Lake Superior

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus poses threats to fisheries and aquaculture.



Texas' Columbia Lake Impact Statement Ready for Comment

Corps of Engineers seeks comments on its draft environmental impact statement on the Angelina & Neches River Authority project under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

Ecologists Create a More Precise Way to Measure Human Impacts

University of Maryland and Baylor University ecologists may have discovered a lower ecological "tipping point" at which species are threatened.

EDF Urges Academy to Build on Existing Bay Delta Decisions

The National Academy of Sciences should limit itself to the science of the conservation plan and the environmental needs of the Bay Delta, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

Energy Companies Retire Oil and Gas Leases

Nearly 29,000 acres in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is being returned to the Bureau of Land Management.

Agency Targets Stormwater, CAFOs for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

EPA has set a timetable to deliver ruelmakings on offsets, confined animal feeding operations, and stormwater to strengthen controls on major sources of pollutants to the bay.

Baylor Study Links Phosphorus Level to Water, Plant Declines

Using the Baylor Experimental Aquatic Research stream facility, researchers found that concentrations above 20 parts per billion resulted in more algae growth and lower dissolved oxygen.

Watershed Academy Webcast Presents Lakes Assessment

On Jan. 5, EPA will present a Webcast on the draft findings of the National Lakes Assessment.

East Resources to Fund Monitoring Network in Susquehanna River Basin

Natural gas developer will provide $750,000 to monitor water quality conditions through areas of the watershed where Marcellus Shale development occurs.

Virginia Adopts Stormwater Rules for Construction

Enhanced regulations call for not more than 0.45 pounds of phosphorus per acre per year to run off newly developed properties.

New York Rejects Plan to Put Dredged Material at New London

State says Navy can dispose of material at Central Long Island Sound Disposal Site until it develops a dredged material management plan.

America's Great Waters Coalition Banks on Numbers for Action

More than 30 organizations are represented in a new coalition that will leverage support from citizens across the United States.

USGS: Soil Sends Mercury to Shenandoah Valley Rivers

Contaminated riverbank and floodplain soils are the major source of mercury in fish from several Shenandoah Valley rivers.

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