Illness fears thwart NJ oyster colonies that would aid water

Enviroment 05/16/19, 16:22

The fear of poachers stealing oysters from polluted waters and making consumers sick has long thwarted efforts to grow them in New Jersey and use their natural ability to filter and improve water quality.A proposed remedy could actually make matters even worse by removing state oversight and potentially causing the ...

New Jersey gives $10M to anti-pollution work in Barnegat Bay

Enviroment 05/03/19, 12:40

New Jersey will spend $10 million on projects to prevent storm water pollution from entering the ecologically fragile Barnegat Bay, authorities said Friday.The state Department of Environmental Protection announced grants to nonprofit groups, local governments, and state colleges and universities that will institute projects to prevent polluted runoff from entering ...

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK’d for dinner

Enviroment 03/19/19, 08:20

Fish in an Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.The easing of fish consumption restrictions on the Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio was lauded Monday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine as an important step toward ...

EPA sets long-term goals for Colorado mining Superfund site

Enviroment 03/13/19, 20:03

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.The goals call for improving water quality in four sections of rivers and streams, stabilizing mine waste piles to keep more pollutants from leaching into waterways and preventing ...

Ohio governor pushes gas tax hike, water quality in speech

Health 03/05/19, 15:13

Gov. Mike DeWine used his first State of the State speech Tuesday to push lawmakers to raise the Ohio gas tax by 18 cents to fix crumbling roads and dangerous bridges and to announce plans to focus on the state's deadly addictions epidemic and other health issues like infant mortality.The ...

Judge won’t end decades-old Everglades cleanup oversight

U.S. 02/11/19, 18:55

A federal judge on Monday refused to end a decades-old court order that oversees water quality and environmental restoration in the sensitive Florida Everglades.Miami U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno rejected a motion by the South Florida Water Management District to end a decree signed in 1992. Among other things, the ...

New Mexico officials: Holloman Air Force water contaminated

Enviroment 02/07/19, 13:48

Holloman Air Force Base violated its state permit for groundwater discharge after toxic chemicals were found in groundwater and has yet to respond to concerns from environmental officials, the New Mexico Environment Department said Wednesday.In a letter to U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Campo, the department said the contamination discovered ...

Thousands of fish die in 3rd mass death in Australian river

Asia & Pacific 01/28/19, 02:15

Hundreds of thousands of fish died on Monday in the third mass death in recent weeks on a stretch of a major Australian river that local officials blamed on drought but critics said at least partly stemmed from water mismanagement.The latest deaths began overnight in the Darling River near the ...

Environmentalists sound alarm after Brazilian dam disaster

Enviroment 01/27/19, 14:17

A massive, deadly river of pale brown mud released by the collapse of a mining company dam threatens to cause an environmental disaster for Brazil, potentially snatching away livelihoods and driving the spread of disease, activists warned Sunday.Mining giant Vale said the thick, slow-moving mud that is spreading down the ...

Minnesota OKs final major state permits for PolyMet mine

Enviroment 12/20/18, 15:22

State pollution regulators on Thursday issued the last major state permits sought by the developers of the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, leaving only one major federal permit still pending.The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its approval of the air and water quality permits for the project and ...

Environmentalists go to court to fight PolyMet mine permits

Enviroment 12/03/18, 17:11

Several environmental groups went to court Monday to challenge the state Department of Natural Resources' decision to grant the key permits needed for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and its allies said in filings with the Minnesota Court of Appeals that the ...

Conservation groups disappointed with Illinois River plan

Enviroment 11/15/18, 15:36

Conservation groups are expressing disappointment with a memorandum of agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas officials to study ways to improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed."This MOA proposes absolutely no provisions that will result in substantial water quality improvements any time soon," said Ed Brocksmith of Tahlequah, a member ...

California voters consider $9 billion for water projects

U.S. 11/06/18, 10:49

Voters will decide Tuesday whether California borrows nearly $9 billion for water infrastructure projects in the state where its scarcity often pits city dwellers, farmers, anglers and environmentalists against one another.Proposition 3 would devote the money to storage and dam repairs, watershed and fisheries improvements, and habitat protection and restoration.It ...

Army Corps revives review of Washington coal-export project

Enviroment 10/16/18, 12:41

The Army Corps of Engineers has revived an environmental review of a controversial coal-export project in Washington a year after state environmental regulators denied the project a key permit.Washington Ecology Director Maia Bellon expressed concerns about the Corps' decision to restart work on the federal permitting process while some U.S. ...

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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