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Florida First State for EPA Nutrient Limits in Surface Waters

Florida First State for EPA Nutrient Limits in Surface Waters

The U.S. EPA is planning to impose limits on phosphorus and nitrogen in Florida waters that will be the first federal standards for nutrient pollution in the waters of a state.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2008 (ENS) – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed a lawsuit to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce pollution of all kinds enough to remove the nation’s largest estuary from the federal impaired waters list. Calling it “the most significant lawsuit in the history of Bay restoration,” with “unprecedented…

More Than Health Damaged by Ag Nutrients in Drinking Water

More Than Health Damaged by Ag Nutrients in Drinking Water

MANHATTAN, Kansas, November 24, 2008 (ENS) – The pollution of fresh water by agricultural nutrients costs government agencies, drinking water facilities and individual Americans at least $4.3 billion a year in total, finds new research from Kansas State University. Biology professor Walter Dodds, who led the study, says the researchers calculated that $44 million a…

Desperate Chesapeake Bay Watermen Threaten to Sue EPA

Desperate Chesapeake Bay Watermen Threaten to Sue EPA

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, October 29, 2008 (ENS) – Watermen in two states, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and five other parties today notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that they intend to go to federal court to force the agency to require pollution reduction in the waters of Chesapeake Bay, the national largest estuary. Today’s notice of…

Microorganisms Keep Large Waterways Clean, Study Shows

Microorganisms Keep Large Waterways Clean, Study Shows

MANHATTAN, Kansas, March 16, 2008 (ENS) – Nitrogen can be a valuable nutrient that fertilizes crops, lawns and public parks, but too much nitrogen in water can cause environmental problems. Nitrogen in water can cause algal blooms that consume oxygen in lakes, rivers and oceans, causing the death of fish and other aquatic animals. To…