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Two Impervious Acres Will Require a Permit in Charles River Watershed

EPA is taking comments on a proposal to require large industrial, commercial, and multifamily residential facilities to reduce polluted runoff from their properties.

The View from Kenya on World Water Monitoring Day

An environmental journalist makes a UNEP-sponsored field visit to Mariakani to see first hand how scarce fresh water is and how that affects the people of the village.

Kentucky Horse Park Taps Stimulus to Manage Manure

The reuse of horse manure to generate electricity is expected to substantially offset electric charges incurred.

EPA Proposes Veto of Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine Permit

The agency says the project would bury more than 7 miles of headwater streams, impact 2,278 acres of forestland, and degrade stream water quality


USAID, Coca-Cola Add $12.7 M to Water Partnership

The boost to the Water and Development Alliance will support eight new multi-year programs in Africa.

Estuary Program Hires GS&P to Address Stormwater

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has contracted with Gresham, Smith and Partners to facilitate a coalition to address watershed management issues in Baldwin County, Ala.

WEF, IWA Name First World Water Day Winners

Groups and individuals were chosen for outstanding achievement in boosting awareness of water quality issues.

Web Forum Seeks Input on How to Best Protect America's Waters

Until its April conference, EPA is seeking ideas about how to restore the nation's waters and create sustainable communities.

New Law Would Authorize, Fund Great Lakes' Cleanup

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, led by EPA, would target the most significant chemical, biological, and physical problems in the system.

Floridians Get More Time to Comment on Water Quality Standards

EPA will schedule additional public hearings in April.

USDA Initiative to Improve Mississippi River Water Quality

A new $320 million, four-year initiative could significantly improve drinking water quality for Americans in 12 states in the Mississippi River Basin.

Pennsylvania Onboard with New Great Lakes Action Plan

The governor said his state will have to integrate current restoration plans into a specific set of priorities and actions for government and nongovernment organizations.

Advocates Seek Stronger Stormwater Controls in Washington

Earthjustice files lawsuit to protect salmon and close loopholes.

Cornell Researchers Identify Virulent Fish Virus in Lake Superior

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus poses threats to fisheries and aquaculture.

Texas' Columbia Lake Impact Statement Ready for Comment

Corps of Engineers seeks comments on its draft environmental impact statement on the Angelina & Neches River Authority project under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

Ecologists Create a More Precise Way to Measure Human Impacts

University of Maryland and Baylor University ecologists may have discovered a lower ecological "tipping point" at which species are threatened.

EDF Urges Academy to Build on Existing Bay Delta Decisions

The National Academy of Sciences should limit itself to the science of the conservation plan and the environmental needs of the Bay Delta, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

Energy Companies Retire Oil and Gas Leases

Nearly 29,000 acres in Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front is being returned to the Bureau of Land Management.

Agency Targets Stormwater, CAFOs for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

EPA has set a timetable to deliver ruelmakings on offsets, confined animal feeding operations, and stormwater to strengthen controls on major sources of pollutants to the bay.

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