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Ten Water Quality Projects Chosen to Reduce Gulf Dead Zone

Ten Water Quality Projects Chosen to Reduce Gulf Dead Zone

WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA has selected 10 finalists to apply for $3.7 million in Targeted Watersheds Grants that focus on water quality trading or other market-based water quality projects to reduce pollutants that cause low oxygen levels in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Currently the worst of the world’s…

People-Panther Guidelines Issued as Florida Panther Population Grows

People-Panther Guidelines Issued as Florida Panther Population Grows

WASHINGTON, DC, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – There are now between 80 and 100 panthers in Florida, a four-fold increase over the past 25 years, federal wildlife officials said today, announcing new guidelines for human-panther interaction. One of the rarest large mammals in the United States, the Florida panther, Puma concolor coryi, is listed as…

USGS Offers New Emergency Backup for Flood Forecast Data

USGS Offers New Emergency Backup for Flood Forecast Data

WASHINGTON, DC, June 4, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, is better prepared to help protect the public this hurricane season than in the past by ensuring that emergency managers have quick storm-proof access to critical water information. A new downlink backup system located in South Dakota guarantees the availability of streamflow information…