Editorial: Everglades restoration/Gulf research … our tax dollars at work where we can watch

Editorial: Everglades restoration/Gulf research ... our tax dollars at work where we can watch By NaplesNews.com November 8, 2009 at 3:36 p.mLooking for worthwhile investments of your federal tax dollars? Two are in our backyards.    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $53 million for a contract to restart an Everglades restoration project in [...]

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FSU professor in charge of ‘Operation Dead Zone’

FSU professor in charge of 'Operation Dead Zone' By Doug Blackburn, DEMOCRAT SENIOR WRITER November 9, 2009, Tallahassee DemocratDead zones are areas suffering from low oxygen, called hypoxia by scientists. The low oxygen is the result of nutrient pollution, believed to be caused by fertilizer use in the Midwest that seeps into the Mississippi River [...]

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Feds’ Bay cleanup plan: step forward or back?

Feds' Bay cleanup plan: step forward or back? By Tim Wheeler November 10, 2009 6:30 AM, Baltimore SUN   The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Doug Siglin called the feds' draft strategy " a step forward," but didn't exactly bubble over with praise. "All in all, we're pleased that the federal government is stepping up and creating [...]

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EPA proposes penalties in Chesapeake cleanup

EPA proposes penalties in Chesapeake cleanup By David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post Staff WriterTuesday, November 10, 2009 Trying to impose new accountability measures in the failing effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the Obama administration is considering an odd-sounding threat. Stop missing deadlines for cleaning up polluted waterways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would [...]

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Marine Scientists to Investigate Effect of Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ on Fish Populations

Marine Scientists to Investigate Effect of Gulf Of Mexico 'Dead Zone' on Fish PopulationsNovember 10, 2009Thomas and colleagues at several universities have received $2 million in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study the effects of hypoxia (low oxygen) on fish reproduction and model the impacts of hypoxia on the size [...]

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Upper Mississippi River Basin and Protection Act Kind, Klobuchar push river water quality legislation

Upper Mississippi River Basin and Protection Act Kind, Klobuchar push river water quality legislation By Mark Sommerhauser, msommerhauser@winonadailynews.comThursday, November 19, 2009 12:15 am , Winona Daily NewsScientists could better understand pollution in the upper Mississippi River under a proposal by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL-Minn., and Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis. Klobuchar and Kind want the U.S. [...]

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SAB Says EPA Nutrient Criteria Guidance Is Inadequate, Not Defensible

SAB Says EPA Nutrient Criteria Guidance Is Inadequate, Not Defensible By Inside EPA11/23/09The criticisms come as EPA is moving forward in Florida to develop numeric nutrient criteria in response to an activist lawsuit and as environmentalists are pushing the agency to craft numeric criteria elsewhere, arguing that risk-based, quantitative numeric criteria are more easily enforceable [...]

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Why Organic Fertilizers are Not the Solution to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

Why Organic Fertilizers are Not the Solution to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico By Steve Savage November 12th, 2009, Environmental & Climate Science From the comment streams and emails I’ve been getting about recent posts, it is clear that many people believe things that are not actually true about the environmental profile [...]

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EPA Cracking Down on Urban and Agricultural Runoff Blamed for Dead Zones

EPA Cracking Down on Urban and Agricultural Runoff Blamed for Dead Zones By Matthew BergerNov 13th, 2009 , Daily Climate News and AnalysisNitrogen makes up almost 80 percent of the air in Earth’s atmosphere. But, since the 1960s, it has had a growing — and increasingly unsustainable —  presence in the planet’s waterways, as well. The [...]

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Environmental connection: An editorial

Environmental connection: An editorial By Editorial page staff, The Times-PicayuneNovember 17, 2009, 11:01PMMs. Jackson, who was in New Orleans Tuesday for a national brownfields conference, can speak with some authority on how people in this region think. She's a native New Orleanian who happened to be here visiting family as the storm approached in 2005, [...]

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