Kevin Vaughan did not get the necessary permits to move earth near the Missouri River in Dixon County, Neb.
Results of a five-year monitoring effort to repair seagrass damaged in a boat grounding incident suggest that restoration techniques such as replanting seagrass can speed recovery time.
Many coastal wetlands worldwide — including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast — may be more sensitive than previously thought to sea-level rise projections for the 21st century, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
Possible solutions include installing wetlands to filter tile drainage, fertilizing fields in the spring, and planting winter crops.
Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. and its affiliates will pay more than $6 million to settle a portion of the federal and state natural resource damages claims for the April 2003 spill of up to 98,000 gallons of oil into Buzzards Bay, according to the Department of Justice.
The agreement will reimburse EPA Superfund more than $4.5 million, resolve nearly $1.2 million in natural resource damages assessment costs, and perform a removal action and restoration project.
The landowner and the company he hired to perform excavation to create an earthen dam will pay a $30,000 civil penalty.
Faculty researchers hope to determine if the shape of crude oil remnant – be it a flat syrupy sheet or a tar ball – can affect natural deterioration rates.
"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.
Ohio State University researcher William Mitsch says the 15-year experiment shows that the natural wetland seems stronger and the manmade wetland more diverse but both hold potential for carbon sequestration.
The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.
The Weed Science Society of America has assembled a rogue's gallery of especially dangerous plants that are not edible.
Dredging equipment, vacuums, and imaging equipment are working to help restore the Gulf of Mexico's beaches and other inland areas.
Between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels of oil per day may be leaking from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
Vendors and scientists are invited to submit white papers for consideration.
Indiana University scientists measured nitrogen and phosphorus retention as well as carbon sequestration in tidal soils of three Georgia rivers.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service program expects 75,000 more acres expected to be enrolled in Wetlands Reserve Program.
Australians donated money to the Australian Conservation Foundation for water to replenish the Hattah Lakes wetlands in northern Victoria.