upper mississippi river

Ten Water Quality Projects Chosen to Reduce Gulf Dead Zone

Ten Water Quality Projects Chosen to Reduce Gulf Dead Zone

WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. EPA has selected 10 finalists to apply for $3.7 million in Targeted Watersheds Grants that focus on water quality trading or other market-based water quality projects to reduce pollutants that cause low oxygen levels in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Currently the worst of the world’s…

Monsanto Funds Groups to Improve Mississippi River Water

Monsanto Funds Groups to Improve Mississippi River Water

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, December 8, 2008 (ENS) – Conservation and agricultural groups announced a new initiative today that aims to reduce the polluting sediment and excess agricultural nutrients that flow off farm fields into the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico every year. With a $5 million contribution from the St. Louis-based Monsanto corporation,…