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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 (…
Nov 7 2019
Coleto Creek Power Plant in Goliad, Texas is among 16 coal plants in the state allegedly responsible for contaminating nearby groundwater with…
Nov 6 2019
The Trump administration has moved to roll back an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the leaching of toxic pollution into water supplies from…
Nov 5 2019
The state of Alaska, city of North Pole and Flint Hills Resources are suing Williams Alaska Petroleum for spills of hazardous chemicals that seeped…
Nov 4 2019
A month after the state issued a public health advisory for a harmful algal bloom in Kentucky’s Briggs Lake, the cyanobacteria is almost gone,…
Oct 31 2019
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee recently approved and held a mark up session on H.R. 1497, the Water…
Oct 30 2019
Massachusetts Wequassett Resort and Golf Club reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit brought by the Conservation Law Foundation after the resort…
Oct 28 2019
The Maryland Environmental Service (MES) has upgraded the Freedom District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sykesville in an effort to more effectively…
Oct 22 2019
The Sierra Club has filed suit against GenOn Power Midwest, claiming its coal-fired generating station is discharging heated wastewater into the…
Oct 21 2019
Approximately 11 million gal of sewage and storm water poured into the Grand and Red Cedar rivers, according to Lansing State Journal. 10 million gal…
Oct 20 2019
When it comes to treatment of industrial water and wastewater, the general public can quickly get up in arms before knowing the full story. It is…
Oct 20 2019
The textile industry is an intensive industry for the consumption of water because water is used for various steps in the textile dyeing process. It…
Oct 18 2019
A trapped dead body clogged up pumps in the Tijuana River and caused approximately 14.5 million gal of treated and untreated wastewater to flow into…
Oct 18 2019
Breweries are concerned an upcoming Supreme Court case over water pollution in Maui could overhaul the Clean Water Act and harm their water supply.…
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