silver spring maryland

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Sues EPA to Force Cleanup

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2008 (ENS) – The Chesapeake Bay Foundation today filed a lawsuit to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce pollution of all kinds enough to remove the nation’s largest estuary from the federal impaired waters list. Calling it “the most significant lawsuit in the history of Bay restoration,” with “unprecedented…

U.S. Coastal Waters Less Toxic Than 20 Years Ago

U.S. Coastal Waters Less Toxic Than 20 Years Ago

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. environmental laws enacted in the 1970s are reducing overall contaminant levels in coastal waters of the United States, finds a 20 year study released today by scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. But the study shows continuing elevated levels of toxic metals and…

Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate 10 Wildlife Conservation Successes

Zoos and Aquariums Celebrate 10 Wildlife Conservation Successes

SILVER SPRING, Maryland, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – From breeding toads back from extinction to developing a hormone test for North Atlantic right whales, 200 zoos and aquariums across the United States are working to ensure the survival of rare and endangered animals as members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Today they issued…