streams and rivers

Alberta Tar Sands Development Deadly for Millions of Birds

Article: Alberta Tar Sands Development Deadly for Millions of Birds

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, January 19, 2009 (ENS) – Exploitation of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest proven oil reserves outside Saudi Arabia, is damaging forest and wetland habitats in Canada’s northern boreal forest, new research shows. The oil sands development could claim more than 160 million boreal birds, the peer-reviewed study predicts. The report is…

EPA Ordered to Set Standards for Construction Site Runoff

Article: EPA Ordered to Set Standards for Construction Site Runoff

PASADENA, California, September 21, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must set standards to control stormwater pollution from the construction of strip malls, subdivisions and other new developments, according to a decision of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The EPA and the National Association of Homebuilders had appealed a district court…

Pennsylvania Lawmakers, Groups Urge Forested Streamside Buffers

Article: Pennsylvania Lawmakers, Groups Urge Forested Streamside Buffers

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – A proposal that would require all new developments in Pennsylvania to protect rivers and streams on their properties with a forested strip of land at least 100 feet wide was presented today to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, DEP. The Pennsylvania Campaign for Clean Water launched the…