phosphorus pollution

Conservationists Seek Firm Limits on Gulf Dead Zone Pollution

Conservationists Seek Firm Limits on Gulf Dead Zone Pollution

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, July 30, 2008 (ENS) – Conservation groups from nine states along the Mississippi River and two national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to set and enforce numeric standards to limit nutrient pollution in the river basin because it contributes to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The…

Thousands of Variances Cut Into Maryland's Shoreline

Thousands of Variances Cut Into Maryland's Shoreline

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – Maryland’s critical ribbon of shoreline, protected by law, is being fragmented by small developments – a walkway here, a deck there – that add up to environmental degradation, finds a new study by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. To stop these ongoing variances, the nonprofit group is calling for…