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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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