stormwater runoff

Mouth of the Mississippi World's Dirtiest Coastal Ecosystem

Article: Mouth of the Mississippi World's Dirtiest Coastal Ecosystem

The world’s most imperiled coastal marine ecosystem is at the mouth of the Mississippi River, although coastal marine ecosystems are at risk worldwide as a result of human activities, new research shows.

Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

Article: Portland Malls, Hotels Now Need Permits for Stormwater Discharge

PORTLAND, Maine, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Properties with more than one acre of impervious area, such as parking lots and large roofs, must from now on apply for a Clean Water Act permit for stormwater discharges to Long Creek, which drains a watershed in the Portland metropolitan area. Long Creek does not meet required…

Charles River Property Owners Must Now Control Stormwater

Article: Charles River Property Owners Must Now Control Stormwater

BOSTON, Massachusetts, December 1, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA and the state of Massachusetts are about to impose stormwater permit controls on industrial, commercial and high-density residential facilities in the Charles River watershed. Stormwater containing high levels of phosphorus is blamed for neon blue-green algae blooms of toxic cyanobacteria that have taken over the…

Bay Area Waste Company Liable for Over 100 Stormwater Violations

Article: Bay Area Waste Company Liable for Over 100 Stormwater Violations

SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 4, 2008 (ENS) – One of the largest providers of waste management services in the San Francisco Bay area is facing hefty financial penalties from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, after being found liable for over 100 stormwater violations of the Clean Water Act. EPA inspectors found evidence that California Waste…

Duluth Opens Stormwater Partnership With Businesses

Article: Duluth Opens Stormwater Partnership With Businesses

DULUTH, Minnesota, August 3, 2008 (ENS) – The Regional Stormwater Protection Team and the City of Duluth have created a new program aimed at encouraging businesses in the western Great Lakes region to reduce stormwater pollution. The newly formed Superior Streams Partner Program aims to reduce the runoff from local streets and parking lots that…