Environmental Protection


Aquascape Sets Extreme Green Makeover

Residents of the Lakes of Bliss Woods in Sugar Grove, Ill., will benefit when contractors green their neighborhood July 17-18.

Wisconsin Will Modernize Shoreland Protection Rules

The changes should improve lake and stream protection and give property owners more flexibility.

Bill Gives NOAA Bigger Role in Chesapeake Cleanup

The Chesapeake Bay Science, Education and Ecosystem Enhancement Act would use NOAA's science, research, and resource management capabilities.

Ocean Health Among Top Concerns of Experts

Experts gather to determine how to empower the public to act to protect ocean health.

DEP, PennFuture Halt Strip Mining Permit

PDG Land Development had proposed to dump rocks removed in the mining of Hays Woods, one of Pittsburgh's largest intact green spaces, into the valleys.

EWG Urges USDA to Target Funds for Cleaner Water

High priority locations and watershed-scale cleanups will provide more value for taxpayer dollars in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.

Louisiana Urges Restoration with 'Storm Warning'

Wetland foundation rallies community to restore Louisiana coastline.

CAFOs, Conservation May Aid Anti-infective Growth

Contaminants from landfills, agriculture, and urban centers are reaching waterways and drinking water.

KERA Explores Trinity River's Impact on North Texas

PBS TV and radio have put together a mulitmedia project that looks at the relationship of North Texans and the Trinity River.

DOI Names Partners in Conservation Award Winners

Agency give 26 awards to those who achieve natural resource goals by working with others.

EPA Itemizes ARRA Awards for Water Infrastructure

Iowa, American Samoa, Hawaii, Utah, and Texas will receive funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for wastewater, drinking water, and water quality management projects.

The Interstate Training Advantage

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission has shown that there are advantages to approaching the need for training, and the ways to meet that need, from a regional perspective.

EPA-led Committee to Expand Help with Chesapeake Cleanup

The agency will manage new plans by a team of seven federal agencies.

UN Report Urges Northeast Asia to Use Water Wisely

The United Nations' Environment Programme found that five major river basins have suffered from scarce water resources.

Texas A&M: Sediments May Hold Clues for Land Use Change

Texas-based researchers have studied sediments from the Mississippi, Yellow, and Yangtze River deltas and say they contain information on changes in nitrogen application in the drainage basins as well as flooding and hurricane events.

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