degraded water quality

Expert Report: EPA Stormwater Program Needs "Radical Changes"

Expert Report: EPA Stormwater Program Needs "Radical Changes"

WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2008 (ENS) – Increased water volume and pollutants from stormwater have degraded water quality and habitats in virtually every urban stream system in the United States, says a new report from the National Research Council. The committee of experts that wrote the report says, “Radical changes to the U.S. Environmental Protection…

Lower Passaic River to Be Cleaned of Dioxin-Laden Sediment

Lower Passaic River to Be Cleaned of Dioxin-Laden Sediment

NEWARK, New Jersey, June 25, 2008 (ENS) – The removal of contaminated sediment from the lower Passaic River took a step forward Monday when an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and two companies was signed at a park overlooking the river. The deal requires Occidental Chemical and Tierra Solutions to remove 200,000 cubic…

Chimpanzees Key to Iowa-Rwanda Forest Restoration Plan

Chimpanzees Key to Iowa-Rwanda Forest Restoration Plan

DES MOINES, Iowa, January 17, 2008 (ENS) – Two Iowa organizations have partnered with the government of Rwanda to create the Rwanda National Conservation Park on land that used to be one of the largest forests in the country. The Rwandan government, Great Ape Trust of Iowa and Earthpark Monday announced that the Gishwati Forest…