Environmental Protection


Port Chester, N.Y., to Better Manage Its Stormwater

EPA sampling found high levels of two types of bacteria in village stormwater.

DOI Adopts Standard for Mapping Wetlands

The wetlands mapping standard is expected to enhance the quality and consistency of wetlands data.

EPA to Develop Numeric Criteria for Nutrient Pollution

Earthjustice lawsuit ends with EPA agreeing to set limits for nutrients that trigger algae blooms.

How Facility Owners Can Lower their Water Footprint

Siemens Water Technologies provides five tips to help factory and manufacturing facility owners and operators reduce their water use.

Experiment Suggests 4-Day Pesticide Testing Falls Short

University of Pittsburgh study shows endosulfan can exhibit effects on frogs and toad tadpoles after EPA's four-day testing period.

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Winner Harnesses Rainwater

Ceren Dag of Turkey demonstrated that, by using a smart material with piezoelectric properties, the kinetic energy of raindrops could be transferred to electrical energy.

Global Water Roundtable to Set Standards on Stewardship

The Roundtable's objective is to bring together government, science and industry stakeholders to set clear standards and a certification system for efficient water use.

Detroit Edison Calls for Renewable Power Proposals

Detroit Edison is working toward compliance with the Michigan law that requires electric utilities to serve 10 percent of their retail sales using renewable energy resources by 2015.

West Virginia Town Sued for Violating Safe Drinking Water Act

The complaint alleges, among other things, that untreated sewage has flowed into residential yards, basements, streams, and the Tug Fork River.

Plastics in Ocean Decompose Fairly Quickly, Study Says

Researchers said polystyrene begins to decompose within one year, release components detectable in the parts-per-million range.

Canadian Study Shows Promise of Essential Oil Pesticides

Rosemary, thyme, clove and mint are being used to combat pests in organic farms but refinements might be needed to make them more potent and long lasting.

EPA Takes Comments Again on Perchlorate

Wednesday's notice opened a new comment period until Sept. 18 and noted the agency received 32,975 comment letters after announcing Oct. 10, 2008, a preliminary determination that perchlorate did not meet the second and third criteria for regulation. But 32,632 of those were mass-mailed opposing letters.

Pipeline Co., 2 Firms Settle Spills Case, Pay $3.65 M

The Justice Department submitted a consent decree covering the 2004 spills of anhydrous ammonia in Nebraska and Kansas that killed an estimated 21,000 fish.

Circle of Blue's Global Survey Spotlights Water

Water wins over air pollution, natural resources depletion, habitat loss, and climate change as the top environmental problem, according to a survey of 15 countries.

NASA Data Shows Groundwater Declines in India

Data provided by India's Ministry of Water Resources to the NASA-funded researchers suggested groundwater use across India was exceeding natural replenishment.

Study Vindicates Rules Banning Phosphorus Fertilizers

Phosphorus levels dropped an average of 28 percent in the Huron River after the city of Ann Arbor adopted an ordinance in 2006.

Stockholm Water Event Emphasizes Need for Action

During the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm, more than 2,000 participants gathered to hear leaders challenge the world to think in new ways about the role of water in peace, economic development, and public health.

USDA Outlines New Direction for Forest Management

The new vision seeks to increase public-private cooperation regarding the conservation and restoration practices to non-federal forests.

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