Water


Missouri Removes 4, Restores 15 Waterbodies to Impaired List

EPA approved Missouri's delisting of four waterbodies and added 15 waterbodies to the state's 2008 list of impaired waters.

WEF, A&WMA to Present Odor and Air Pollutants Conference

Water and air associations join forces to present March conference in Charlotte, N.C.

Simple Sensors Provide Data on Snowfall, Snowmelt

A University of Washington professor has refined temperature sensors to measure air temperature and gauge accuracy of current computer models.

DOI to Continue High Flow Experiments at Glen Canyon Dam

The U.S. Geological Survey will complete research on the effects of a 2008 high flow event that will provide additional information for a new protocol for management of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River, and Glen Canyon Dam.

Chemistry Council Shares 10 Ways to Reuse Plastic

The holiday season brings about 25 percent more waste, or 5 million tons of garbage, to landfills but Americans can lower that amount by recycling, according to the American Chemistry Council.

Enzymes Help Plants Sense High CO2, May Lead to Water-wise Crops

Biologists have identified plant enzymes that may help to engineer plants that take advantage of elevated carbon dioxide to use water more efficiently.



Settlements Bring Funds for Old Southington Landfill Cleanup

Southington, Conn., GenCorp., Kraft Foods, Shell Oil Co., and United Technologies Corp. will pay millions to ensure protections from contaminated groundwater at the Superfund site; 86 other parties also will contribute.

Stanford Study Says Ethanol a Problem for Ozone, Health

E85 produces different combustion byproducts than gasoline in cold weather and generates more aldehydes, which are precursors to ozone.

13 Air Carriers Sign MOU with Rentech for Synfuel Supply

The memorandum of understanding sets up a framework for the future purchase of certified synthetic jet fuel from Rentech's Natchez Project.

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.

EPA, Port of Stockton Agree on Stormwater Management

The Port of Stockton has agreed to improve its toxicity testing and oversee tenants and construction as well as stormwater facilities to prevent stormwater pollution from reaching the San Joaquin River.

Germans Test Low-emission Truck Engine with New Probe

TUM researchers say they have reduced pollutants in diesel exhaust emissions to barely measurable levels.

Bill Tackles California Supply Problem, Eliminates Cost-Share

Money for water projects is needed now to alleviate the water supply problem and record unemployment, according to HR 4225's sponsors.

SFWMD OKs Pump Station for Stormwater Treatment Area

The pump station is just part of the South Florida Water Management District's plan to develop a wetland that will clean stormwater runoff bound for Lake Okeechobee, and ultimately, the Everglades.

Casa Grande, Ariz., Food Facility Achieves LEED EB Gold

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay facility becomes first existing food manufacturing site to earn LEED EB gold certification.

Tom Casten Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Energy recycling pioneer slashes global warming pollution and power costs simultaneously.