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Rio official says there is no plan B for Olympic sailing

by Associated Press  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged. Mario Andrade, spokesman of the Rio 2016 ...

$2 billion in funds headed for cleanups in Nevada and on the Navajo Nation from historic Anadarko settlement with U.S. EPA, States

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 23, 2015)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced the settlement reached with Anadarko and Kerr-McGee is now final, allowing funds to be disbursed for cleanups across the country. The settlement secures payments of $5.15 billion to resolve claims that the defendants fraudulently transferred assets in ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

EPA Announces 2013 Report Card Grade for the Mystic River Watershed

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The Mystic River Watershed water quality earned a report card grade of “D” for calendar year 2013. This is the eighth public reporting on bacterial water quality conditions for the Mystic River Watershed since the first Mystic River Watershed Report Card grade was issued in 2007. The grade was announced by EPA, in conjunction with the ...

River Mur recognised for effective river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 30, 2014)

The River Mur flows from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia before reaching Drava, a tributary of the Danube. The organisation managing the Mur Basin was awarded the second European River Prize during the 6th European River restoration conference (ERRC) in Vienna yesterday. The River Mur rises in the Radstädter Tauern and flows into the ...

EPA Issues Albuquerque-Area Permit to Protect Rio Grande River

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 11, 2014)

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit that establishes requirements to reduce pollution carried by stormwater run-off and restore portions of the Middle Rio Grande River that are too polluted. Stormwater run-off is water from ...

Climate confounds China’s efforts to ease water stress

by Climate News Network  (Jan. 14, 2015)

China, the world’s most populous nation, faces one of the planet’s most intractable water crises. And scientists say Beijing’s strategy for resolving the problem is simply making it worse. A team of international researchers say that water stress is only partially mitigated by China’s current two-pronged approach: ...

2015 U.S. Water Prize Winners Announced

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jan. 27, 2015)

Today the U.S. Water Alliance announced the 5th annual U.S. Water Prize winners for 2015: the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, California; Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California; and The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Georgia. The U.S. Water Prize was created by the U.S. Water Alliance (USWA) to elevate organizations ...

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