Chesapeake clean-up planned

Officials of six states and the District of Columbia whose waters flow into the pollution-damaged Chesapeake Bay are working on a bay clean-up plan they expect to complete this fall. The agreement, according to partial draft released this month, would include specific numeric targets for restoring wetlands and protecting and restoring populations of fish, shell … Read more Chesapeake clean-up planned

EPA criticized; moose decline continues

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Industries criticize EPA standards for Florida A coalition of national industry associations is … Read more EPA criticized; moose decline continues

Water prosecutions dip; EPA readies Florida rules

EPA water prosecutions decline again Criminal enforcement of federal water-pollution laws has continued a more than decadelong slide under the Obama administration, despite pledged improvements, according to U.S. EPA data. The government reported 32 new Clean Water Act convictions during the fiscal year that ended in September, down from 42 in 2009. The number of … Read more Water prosecutions dip; EPA readies Florida rules

The Gulf spill, Chesapeake Bay and nitrates

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. BP manages to capture part of oil spill After more than three weeks of efforts … Read more The Gulf spill, Chesapeake Bay and nitrates