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Jul 10 2020
Professor Patrick Drogui of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and his team tested the effectiveness of a tertiary treatment…
Jul 8 2020
On Jun. 24, Jefferson County Environmental Services issued an advisory to stay out of waters along several points of the Cahaba River due to…
Jul 7 2020
Researchers from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering developed an electrochemical oxidation process to clean up complex wastewater. …
Bob Crossen
Bob Crossen, Senior Managing Editor
Jun 11 2020
You’ll notice this June issue is a bit different than our normal buyer’s guide. This year we opted to include some editorial content at the expense…
May 6 2020
In the wake of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a research effort to investigate the…
Apr 23 2020
The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the federal government to regulate some groundwater pollutants that can make it into…
Apr 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced that Roubin & Janeiro, Inc., owner of an asphalt manufacturing facility in Washington, D.C., has agreed to actions to…
Apr 10 2020
What is Biological Oxygen Demand?  Biochemical oxygen demand is the amount of oxygen consumed by bacteria and other microorganisms while they…
Apr 2 2020
After a Mar. 26 U.S. EPA release of a temporary policy regarding the agency's enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 (…
Mar 9 2020
There is legislation with the intent to expand and put more regulations on discharge permits for poultry houses in Maryland.  This legislation is…
Mar 5 2020
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period on the draft Clean Water Act permit for New Hampshire's Great Bay by 30 days. The new deadline…
Feb 26 2020
A group of Briar Chapel, North Carolina residents are working to oppose the ownership transfer that will expand Briar Chapel Wastewater Treatment…
Feb 25 2020
The U.S. EPA is exploring market-based approaches to combat chronic algae problems in parts of the Great Lakes region. The agency announced it was…
Jan 20 2020
Major U.S. river ecosystems such as the Mississippi are both suffering from and contributing to aquatic dead zones caused by algae blooms in…
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
A red tractor rests idly on a farmstead by a lake with a yellow building in the distance. Iowa is leading the charge in solutions for excess nutrient loading into water ways with his nutrient exchange program.
Jan 13 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists there are 253 harmful algae blooms resulting in lake and beach closures or public health advisories…
Nutrient Loading Lake Erie Harmful Algae Bloom September 2017
A landsat satellite image of Lake Erie during a harmful algae bloom event from September 2017. Source: https://www.usgs.gov/media/images/lake-erie-algal-bloom
Jan 6 2020
In August 2019, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone at the delta of the Mississippi River was measured at 6,952 square miles, the eighth largest in the 33…
Dec 12 2019
The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment period for its proposed plan, which evaluates the impacts of the current and expected future volume of…
Dec 10 2019
U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin have announced $38.4 million in federal funding for the implementation of key water infrastructure…
Nov 13 2019
Operations of two water treatment installations in Surakarta, a city in Central Java, Indonesia have been disrupted by liquor waste pollution in the…
Nov 8 2019
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) intends to sue the city of Burlington, N.C. for its undisclosed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (…
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