"We're trying to learn how biochemical molecules that microorganisms produce can attack mercury that is bound to natural organic matter and minerals, and release it back to the water," explained Kathryn Nagy, a University of Illinois professor.
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists are analyzing how runoff measurements in different Pennsylvania regions correlate with different National Weather Service data sets for the same areas.
"The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s extensive monitoring system helps locate waters in need of our attention. We now must take action to clean them up,” said EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks.
The agency expects the six watershed states and the District of Columbia to use the limits for developing Watershed Implementation Plans.
"Science for Environment Policy" is offered free from the European Commission DG's Environment.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and other stakeholders will
determine if the formula needs updating to account for disturbances to habitat, conservation, or resource protection, for example.
Iowa's environmental agency has identified 183 waterbodies that need water quality improvements.
On Aug. 11, EPA will explain how a low impact design competition had a ripple effect on Houston's design/build community.
According to EPA, many municipalities’ stormwater management plans are out of date and have not been fully implemented, and permits don’t always contain clear milestones to ensure that water quality standards would be met.
The agency has a website to answer questions about what technical solutions would be most useful to reviewing officials.
The company is working with Focus Wildlife, the Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to minimize the impact on birds and wildlife in the area. A bird and wildlife rehabilitation center is now operational.
University of Arkansas researchers took a look at streams and land use surveys to determine that restoration of urban streams cannot be based on the characteristics of streams in agricultural or forested settings.
Joseph Nigro's team incorporated two NASA products into the Better Assessment Science Integrating Nonpoint Sources program that calculates streamflow rates and pollution concentrations.
Researchers suggest invasive species may have altered Lake Erie's foodweb, where increasing concentrations of mercury have been found in walleye.
The Weed Science Society of America has assembled a rogue's gallery of especially dangerous plants that are not edible.
The National Recreation and Park Association celebrated the vote of the House Natural Resources Committee.
A green tariff will allow the company to sell its power to the grid.
Three different federal agencies are monitoring air quality in and around the spill for the environment and worker health.
A Tetra Tech analysis found that the Great Plains and the Southwest are at extreme risk for water sustainability.
Two New Bedford Harbor fishing piers will install marine power pedestals that will provide electricity to vessels, eliminating the need to idle diesel engines and thereby lower emissions of particulate matter and other gases.