Environmental Protection

Wetlands


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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.

USDA to Fund Wetlands Conservation in 22 States, Puerto Rico

The Natural Resources Conservation Service program expects 75,000 more acres expected to be enrolled in Wetlands Reserve Program.

Donated Water Revives Unique Murray-Darling Wetland

Australians donated money to the Australian Conservation Foundation for water to replenish the Hattah Lakes wetlands in northern Victoria.

Waterkeepers Want Feds to Contain Gulf Spill, Step Up Oversight

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

ELI Recognizes 6 Wetlands Award Winners

The Environmental Law Institute honors five individuals and one family for their efforts to wetlands conservation.

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.

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.



NRC: Science Justifies Most Fish Protection Action in Bay Delta

However, the justification is not as clear for the basis for specific environmental triggers that indicate when water diversions should be reduced.

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.

Groups: Ohio River Playground Needs Strong Bacteria Standards

ORSANCO survey shows millions of people use the Ohio River for direct contact and indirect contact recreation as well as fish consumption, which would be negatively affected by a wet weather standard.

Study: Maurepas Swamp, Marshes Dying for Lack of Fresh Water

A Southeastern Louisiana University study says that fresh water, either from the Mississippi River or other sources, is needed to sustain the second largest coastal forest in the state.

B&V Enhances Columbia, Mo., Wastewater Plant, Energy Savings

Black & Veatch has designed the stimulus-funded facility to lower vehicle emissions, use renewable energy, and improve reliability.

Blue Tee Corp. Provides Nearly $1.4 M for Superfund Cleanup

The public is invited to comment on the proposed settlement, which will fund remaining cleanup at the Anderson-Calhoun Mine and Mill site.

EPA Orders CAPECO to Clean Up P.R. Explosion Site

After two contractors quit the cleanup job, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered Caribbean Petroleum Refinery to take care of the problem caused by the October 2009 explosion and fire at its petroleum tank farm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

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.

Ozarka Partners with Ducks Unlimited to Restore East Texas Wetlands

Bottled water company gives $30,000 gift to be used to enhance wetlands for waterfowl and wildlife.

ducks may be affected by climate change

Warming Climate Drives Wetland Loss, Will Affect Ducks

Model research says that the prairie pothole region of central North America is much more sensitive to climate warming and drying than previously thought.

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