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Court Ruling Ends Unpermitted Ballast Water Discharge

Court Ruling Ends Unpermitted Ballast Water Discharge

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 29, 2008 (ENS) – Three environmental groups and six states have won a court ruling that requires oceangoing freighters to get a permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before they can discharge polluted ballast water in U.S. waters. The decision will affect all U.S. coastal waters, including those of the…

World's Coastal Waters Riddled with Invasive Species

World's Coastal Waters Riddled with Invasive Species

WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2008 (ENS) – Eighty-four percent of the world’s coasts are being colonized by foreign aquatic species, according to a Nature Conservancy study published this week. San Francisco Bay is the most invaded aquatic region on Earth, the study finds, with 85 invasive species in its waters, 66 percent of them considered…