Future of Georgia port expansion hinges on oxygen injectors

U.S. 02/24/19, 11:18

A loud hum drones from a twisting array of machines and pipes connected to four towering metal cones that mix water from the Savannah River with oxygen filtered from the air before pumping it all back down to the river bottom at a rate of 30,000 gallons each minute.The Army ...

Tumor-free flounder: Study underscores Boston Harbor rebirth

Science 11/29/18, 13:58

A canary in a coal mine? How about a flounder in a harbor?In a study published last week in the journal Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts declared that flounder in Boston's once notoriously polluted harbor are now tumor-free.It's turnaround from the late ...

EPA proposes scaling back cleanup of Portland Harbor

Enviroment 10/23/18, 09:45

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to scale back the scope and cost of a planned $1 billion cleanup of a 10-mile (16-kilometer) stretch of Oregon's Willamette River as it winds through Portland's industrial area.Five years of research shows one contaminant in the Portland Harbor is less toxic than ...

Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Texas 10/10/18, 08:56

Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide, including ...

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