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  • Fish pass at Stoneleigh Weir is now complete

    On Friday 13 September, the Environment Agency completed a project to install a fish and eel pass at the Stoneleigh Gauging Weir on the River Sowe. The stop logs were today removed from the pass, allowing fish passage for the first time since the weir was constructed in 1951. The fish pass has been installed to improve fish and eel migration, making an important contribution to improving water ...

  • Innovative eel pass lands top environmental award

    An ingenious new system to help baby eels (elvers) migrate up UK rivers has just been voted joint winner of the Environment Agency Project Excellence Awards 2014 for Innovation. Hundreds of sites that have been almost impossible for elvers to reach in the past could, potentially, be opened up thanks to this groundbreaking technology. Agency officers faced a major challenge when they was asked to ...

  • House passes another bill to stem California drought

    The House on Thursday passed GOP-led legislation designed to bring more water to California's farm belt amid a severe and lengthy drought. Similar efforts have faltered in the last two congressional sessions after initially passing the House, and the White House and Democrats remain opposed. The four-year California drought has forced communities to cut water use. Some rural areas have been ...


    By Associated Press

  • Maryland Passes Tough Stormwater Runoff Controls

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (ENS) - Maryland has enacted a law that sets higher standards for new development to reduce the polluted runoff that washes off parking lots, roofs, and roads, to end up damaging streams and polluting the Chesapeake Bay. The Stormwater Management Act of 2007 was signed into law April 24 by Governor Martin O’Malley along with 172 other bills. It ...

  • Parliament passes controversial amendments to environmental assessment act

    Last night Canada"s Senate passed the omnibus federal government budget bill (Bill C-9), with previously deleted sections reinstated that some environmental groups fear will weaken the federal environmental assessment review process.  The Senate"s National Finance Committee, responding to requests by various environmental groups, last week cut out provisions relating to the environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Parliament passes amendments to environmental assessment act

    Last night Canada"s Senate passed the omnibus federal government budget bill (Bill C-9), with previously deleted sections reinstated that some environmental groups fear will weaken the federal environmental assessment review process.  The Senate"s National Finance Committee, responding to requests by various environmental groups, last week cut out provisions relating to the environmental ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Major mercury protection law passes congress, will prevent exports

    Critical legislation that will help protect Americans and people around the world from mercury poisoning by banning the export of elemental mercury from the United States was recently passed by Congress, according to scientists and policy experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The new law, called the Mercury Market Minimization Act (S.906), puts an end to the cycle of poison ...

  • New Jersey lawmakers pass coastal and ocean protection bill

    The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill Monday that would establish a New Jersey Coastal and Ocean Protection Council to help safeguard the state's resources. The state Senate passed the same bill on December 10, 2007 and environmental groups now are asking that Governor Jon Corzine sign the bill into law. 'The Jersey coast is central to the state's identity, and this new council will advance ...

  • Pollution triggers genetic resistance mechanism in a coastal fish

    For thirty years, two General Electric facilities released about 1.3 million pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into New York's Hudson River, devastating and contaminating fish populations. Some fifty years later, one type of fish, the Atlantic tomcod, has not only survived but appears to be thriving in the hostile Hudson environment. Researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ...


  • Sabine Pass Liquefaction Selects Resource Environmental Solutions to Supply Wetland Offsets for LNG Site Expansion

    Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC (RES), is pleased to announce the award of ecological offset supply by Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC subsidiary (SPL). RES, the leading provider of wetland and stream mitigation solutions for the U.S. energy industry, worked alongside SPL and their environmental consultant as they executed a multi-year, multi-jurisdictional regulatory ...

  • Unveiling of trap and transport system designed to help endangered fish

    The Environment Agency has completed a project to install a trap and transport system for eels at the Blagdon Reservoir, near Bristol, in a concerted effort to halt the sharp decline of eels. Working in partnership with Bristol Water, the Agency identified a bottleneck at Blagdon Reservoir where it had become partially disconnected from its river, the Congresbury Yeo. The new system will be ...

  • Historic Fish Runs to Be Restored on Maine´s Border River

    After nearly twenty years of exile from their native waters, alewives will once again migrate up the St. Croix River watershed. The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased that Bill LD 72 became law today, requiring state officials to remove barriers to fish passage at Grand Falls Dam. The law comes into effect just in time as the alewives begin their up-river migration to their spawning ...


  • Mercury Levels in Humans and Fish Regularly Exceed Health Advisory Levels Worldwide

    A new scientific report finds that humans and marine ecosystems around the world are contaminated with mercury and that mercury levels in humans and fish regularly exceed health advisory guidelines. The report, a collaboration between IPEN and Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI), highlights the urgent need for an overall reduction in mercury emissions when government delegates convene next week ...

  • Rethinking Fish Farming to Offset Its Public Health and Environmental Risks

    As government agencies recommend greater consumption of seafood for its health benefits, a new analysis led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future urges medical and public health professionals to consider the environmental and health impact of seafood sourcing, particularly aquaculture, or the farming of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. The paper appears in the July ...

  • South Korea bans fish from NE Japan on radiation fears

    South Korea announced Friday that it was banning all fish imports from along Japan's northeastern coast because of what officials called growing public worry over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. Fisheries in Fukushima prefecture (state) are closed, and fish caught in nearby prefectures are sold on the market only after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regional District Opposes Enbridge Gateway Pipeline; Passes Resolution Calling for Legislated Ban on Oil Tanker Traffic in BC's Northern Coastal Waters

    The Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District, which provides local government services to four electoral areas and five municipalities with 20,000 residents living on the North Coast of British Columbia and Haida Gwaii, has passed a resolution opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway oil tanker and pipeline project. The resolution is the second local government resolution in less than a week ...


  • Last Chance for Animals Demands Resignation of California Fish & Game Commission President Daniel W. Richards

    Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national, non-profit animal rights organization with over 100,000 supporters, has demanded the resignation of California Fish & Game Commission President, Daniel W. Richards. Richards, who is responsible for making decisions on the management and wise-use of California's fish and wildlife resources, shot and then publicized his killing of a mountain lion while ...


  • One in Every Four New Yorkers` Blood High in Mercury

    NEW YORK, New York, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - One in every four adult New Yorkers has elevated blood mercury levels, according to survey results released today by the New York City Health Department, and the elevations are closely tied to fish consumption. Asian and higher-income New Yorkers eat more fish, and have higher average mercury levels than others, both locally and nationally. Nearly half ...

  • New barrier to stop invasive crayfish

    New barriers have been developed to prevent invasive American signal crayfish from moving upstream and colonising important European crayfish habitat. The barriers, designed to stop crayfish but allow fish to pass, have been found to be effective where water flow rates are sufficiently high. Since signal crayfish were introduced into European waters in 1959, native crayfish populations have ...

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