Environmental Protection


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.

Paper Mill-Stream Study Reports Initial Findings

The eight-year study may help pulp and paper mill companies refine their environmental strategies.

Milwaukee 7 Water Council Briefing

Since the Water Council opened, 10 major water companies have moved large portions of their operations to Milwaukee to join the five major water companies that are home-grown. The number of water-related industries has risen from 150 companies to 250 companies in 5 years. Green jobs, most involving water, have increased 25% and have raised Milwaukee’s standard of living. Milwaukee’s water economy and its power to draw water industries are being called the “Blue Gold Rush.”

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