Environmental Protection


Ashtabula River Cleanup Moves toward Restoration

EPA's Great Lakes Legacy Act project is in its final phase, contributing habitat for fish spawning, waterfowl, and other aquatic organisms.

Rabbitsfoot Mussel Joins List of Endangered Candidates

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its annual list of candidates for the Endangered Species Act.

USGS: Pesticide Levels Down or Unchanged in Corn Belt Rivers

Study says declines follow lower application rates and EPA regulatory action over the period 1996 to 2006.

$2.4 M Funds Strategy Work for Gulf Dead Zone

NOAA research grants to help answer when, where and how hypoxia develops at finer temporal and spatial scales.

Earthworks: Chesapeake Backs Off Natural Gas Drilling

Group says Chesapeake Energy will not drill for natural gas within New York City's watershed, which supplies water to 9 million people.

Parks' Advocacy Brings in $40 M in Funds, NRPA Says

Legislators approved the increase in funding through the Land and Water Conservation Act Stateside Assistance Program for 2010.

Agency Seeks Proposals for Puget Sound, Has $10 M to Spend

Proposals must be received by Jan. 5, 2010.

Study: Cuts to Mississippi Levees Could Build New Land

Although one critic says the model's sea level rise and subsidence rates were optimistic, he admits the model still predicts land could be delivered to the sinking delta.

Lake Sunapee Gets Funds to Prepare for Climate, Growth

NOAA provides $243,000 in funding for the development of safeguards for the Lake Sunapee Watershed against climate change effects and population growth.

TVA Kingston Site Work Plan Released for Comment

The Tennessee Valley Authority has proposed restoration alternatives for aspects of the site cleanup that don't have to be addressed immediately.

Lack of Riparian Cover May Affect Stream Temperature

A Georgia Southern University study analyzed stream water temperatures at six different golf courses in South Carolina.


Snakes in the Glades

Five large, non-native snake species may rattle Fla. ecosystem.

Agency, D.C. to Collaborate on Watersheds, Green Programs

Agreement, stimulus funds should help District of Columbia advance its environmental priorities.

USGS Measures High Chloride Levels in 40% of Tested Streams

Chloride found at levels that can harm aquatic life in northern U.S. urban streams.

Agencies Close Part of Emory River for Ash Cleanup

EPA and TVA are still removing ash from the Emory River and have closed sections to ensure safety at the site.

EPA's Chesapeake Plan Requires More Runoff Control

In May, President Obama established a committee of federal agencies to develop a plan for restoring and protecting Chesapeake Bay and they now have proposed strategies to accelerate cleanup.

Gulf Guardian to Hand out Awards, Celebrates 10 Years

The Gulf of Mexico Program initiated the Gulf Guardian awards in 2000 to recognize and honor the businesses, community groups, individuals, and agencies that are taking positive steps to keep the Gulf healthy, beautiful and productive.

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