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Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

by Associated Press  (Sep. 27, 2014)

The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past. Water use by the natural gas industry in the Susquehanna River Basin peaked at about 3.8 billion gallons in 2011 and that figure declined to about 3.1 billion gallons in ...

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia and RWE Innogy officially inaugurated pilot plant for fish protection

by RWE AG  (Sep. 26, 2014)

North Rhine-Westphalian Environment Minister, Johannes Remmel, and Dr. Hans Bünting, CEO of RWE Innogy, today officially inaugurated the fish protection pilot plant at the hydropower station of Unkelmühle. The power plant on the Sieg river has been converted into a pilot plant for fish protection as from 2011 to allow upstream and ...

Chemical Makers, Energy Companies Tell EPA Not to Mandate Fracking Fluid Disclosure

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Chemical makers and energy companies have told the Environmental Protection Agency there is no need for it to require them to report information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing fluids. “The American Petroleum Institute does not think that this Toxic Substances Control Act rulemaking is necessary in light of the extensive ...

Mexico warns Arizona of waste spill into river

by Associated Press  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer. Mexican officials on Monday issued a binational alert that contaminated water had made its way into the San Pedro River, which runs north to ...

Constructed wetlands help keep farmland soil out of rivers

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 18, 2014)

Small, artificial wetlands can reduce river pollution by trapping soil and nutrients swept off agricultural land by rainfall, a recent study finds. The researchers recommend that they are used as a back-up option to soil management measures also designed to reduce runoff into rivers. Intensive agriculture can degrade and erode soil, allowing it to ...

Charles River 2013 Report Card Reflects Cleanest Water in Decades

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 3, 2014)

EPA has given a grade of “A-“ for water quality in the Charles River during 2013. It is the highest grade EPA has issued since the 1995 inception of the Clean Charles River Initiative. Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this ...

Getting a charge out of water droplets

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 14, 2014)

Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

San Antonio River Authority Implements FloodWorks to Help Save Lives

by Innovyze  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Broomfield, Colorado, USA, September 30, 2014 — Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and the San Antonio Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Texas, have successfully installed ...

Cleanup Work Complete in the Ashtabula River Area of Concern

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 4, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the completion of all cleanup work required to remove the Ashtabula River on Lake Erie from the binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined for the announcement by U.S. Representative Dave Joyce, Ohio ...

Surf City Resident and Captain of “The Raven” Pleads Guilty to Violating the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 30, 2014)

United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced yesterday in federal court, before Senior United States District Judge James C. Fox, that David Wayne Luther, 63, of Surf City, North Carolina, entered a guilty plea to violating the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act. According to information in the public record, on July 29, 2012, ...

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