nutrient pollution

More Than Health Damaged by Ag Nutrients in Drinking Water

Article: 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…

Delaware's Inland Bays Protected With Pollution Control Rules

Article: Delaware's Inland Bays Protected With Pollution Control Rules

DOVER, Delaware, November 13, 2008 (ENS) – Delaware has adopted new regulations governing the pollution control strategy for the Indian River and Bay, Rehoboth Bay and Little Assawoman Bay watersheds. The strategy is designed to reduce the amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus entering the Inland Bays and their tributaries to levels required to meet water…

Pennsylvania Votes to Borrow $400M for Water, Sewers

Article: Pennsylvania Votes to Borrow $400M for Water, Sewers

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – Pennsylvania voters have approved a $400 million bond issue that will allow the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to award grants and loans for water treatment systems and pipelines. With 99.6 percent of precincts reporting, the referendum received more than 2.8 million “yes” votes and 1.7 million “no” votes.…

Plan to Rid Freshwaters of Harmful Algal Blooms Short on Solutions

Article: Plan to Rid Freshwaters of Harmful Algal Blooms Short on Solutions

WASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2008 (ENS) – A report on ways to minimize the impacts of harmful algal blooms in freshwaters across the United States presented by federal government agencies on Monday offers few solutions and relies heavily on future research to develop responses to the noxious and often toxic plants. These algae can form…

2008 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Largest Ever

Article: 2008 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Largest Ever

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – As a record-breaking volume of floodwater laden with sewage and fertilizers rolls down the waterways of the Mississippi Basin towards the Gulf of Mexico, a joint federal-state task force released an updated action plan to reduce low oxygen levels that cause a dead zone each summer in…

Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Article: Corn-Ethanol Crops Will Widen Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

MADISON, Wisconsin, March 11, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. demand for corn-based ethanol will add to nutrient pollution in the Gulf of Mexico and expand the annual low oxygen “dead zone” that kills fish and other aquatic life, a computer model run by an international team of scientists shows. In the first study of its…