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EPA Applauds SCDHEC, Farmers and Landowners for Improving Water Quality in the Enoree River Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 4, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commends the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), farmers, and landowners for improving water quality in the Enoree River watershed. Two out of six places in the river and its tributaries are now meeting the state’s bacteria water quality ...

States Develop New Strategies to Reduce Nutrient Levels in Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 12, 2015)

Summary The 12 states of the Hypoxia Task Force have devised new strategies to speed up reduction of nutrient levels in waterways in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin. High nutrients levels are a key contributor each summer to the large area of low oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico known as a dead zone. Each state has outlined specific actions it ...

Urban Waters Federal Partnership Initiates San Antonio River Basin Project

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 21, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of San Antonio and the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) are celebrating the start of the Urban Waters Project. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Christopher Columbus Hall, ...

EPA to Update Community on Toms River, NJ Superfund Site

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 30, 2015)

On February 4, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss how a new scientific study about a previously unknown contaminant relates to the ongoing cleanup at the Reich Farm Superfund site in Toms River formerly Dover, Ocean County, NJ. The EPA will be joined by scientists from the National Toxicology ...

Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

by Associated Press  (Jan. 18, 2015)

Montana officials said Sunday that an oil pipeline breach spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, Montana, but they said they are unaware of any threats to public safety or health. The Bridger Pipeline Co. said the spill occurred about 10 a.m. ...

Feds, State, Settle Clean Water Violations with Harrisburg and Capital Region Water

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 11, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed partial settlement with co-plaintiff Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations involving sewer overflows and discharges of polluted stormwater to the Susquehanna ...

2015 Water Summit Program Released

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 23, 2015)

A draft outline of the three days of programming around the June 25 Canadian Water Summit has been released by the Advisory Committee. Information on plenary panels, breakout sessions, and full event scheduling is now available on the ...

Richard Phillips Marine, Inc. and Clackamas County resolve Clean Water Act violation in Sandy River

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 7, 2015)

Richard Phillips Marine, Inc., a contractor specializing in marine construction, and Clackamas County Water Environmental Services in Oregon reached an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act that occurred during repairs to the county’s Hoodland Sewage Treatment Plant, which ...

Waters acidified by air pollution have recovered as predicted

by European Commission  (Feb. 12, 2015)

Back in 1999, a group of scientists predicted how changing air pollution levels would affect the acidity of lakes and rivers in Europe in 2010 using a computer model. A follow up study has now gathered actual measurements of these waters to see if the predictions came true. The observations show that most of the rivers and lakes did recover from ...

Big cities head for water crisis as populations explode

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 23, 2015)

More than 40% of the world’s great cities supplied by surface water could become vulnerable to shortages and drought by 2040, according to new research. And more than three out of 10 were already vulnerable in 2010. Meanwhile, the vital array of satellites designed to monitor rainfall and to warn of potential flooding is reported to be ...

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