Task Force Eyes New Measures Of Mississippi River Nutrient Reductions

Task Force Eyes New Measures Of Mississippi River Nutrient Reductions By John Heltman Jan 4, 2010 Darrell Brown, national program manager for EPA’s National Estuary Program and chair of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force, told a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) panel Dec. 14 that the task force is focusing its [...]

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Reaction swift and sour to EPA water rules

Reaction swift and sour to EPA water rules By Michael Peltier, The News Service of Florida and Posted by Aaron DeslatteJanuary, 15 2010 3:47 PM , ORLANDO SENTINELOn Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a set of proposed numeric standards for phosphorus and nitrogen levels in Florida’s lakes, rivers, streams, springs and canals. The [...]

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Nitrogen, the other greenhouse gas

Nitrogen, the other greenhouse gas By Jessica A. KnoblauchThu, Jan 14 2010 at 5:22 PM ESTRead more: ENERGY, FARM EMISSIONS, GREENHOUSE GASES    Photo: Associated Press Nitrogen has become a staple for farmers to grow bigger crops, but too much nitrogen is wreaking havoc on the environment, which researchers say is awash in manmade nitrogen, [...]

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Earth’s growing nitrogen threat, It helps feed a hungry world, but it’s worse than CO2.

Earth's growing nitrogen threat, It helps feed a hungry world, but it's worse than CO2. By Mark Clayton Staff Writer of The Christian Science Monitor January 12, 2010 Dennis Lindsay still recalls the day four decades ago when his father, an Iowa farmer, began using nitrogen fertilizer on the family’s 160 acres. Nitrogen fertilizer at [...]

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EPA Proposes Freshwater Nutrient Limits for Fla., a National First

EPA Proposes Freshwater Nutrient Limits for Fla., a National First By TARYN LUNTZ , GreenwireJanuary 15, 2010 , New York TimesThe EPA proposal sets limits on nitrogen and phosphorous for freshwater lakes, rivers, streams, springs and canals. The agency said it would propose a rule for estuaries and other coastal waters in January 2011. The [...]

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King Corn and Big River follow food from seed to harvest and beyond

King Corn and Big River follow food from seed to harvest and beyond By Straus NewspapersJanuary 14, 2010Fourth installment in Environmental Film Series sponsored by Sustainable West Milford    West Milford — Where does our food come from? And, just as importantly, what are the impacts from the way it is grown? Join Sustainable West [...]

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Film highlights Iowa farming practices

Film highlights Iowa farming practices By MATTHEW WILDE, matt.wilde@wcfcourier.comMonday, January 11, 2010 9:45 pm, WCFCourier.com, The Cedars Valley homepage RICK CHASE A farmer spreads anhydrous ammonia in a 2007 file photo. (RICK CHASE / Courier Staff Photographer) DECORAH - Iowa agriculture takes center stage again in a documentary about how farming practices impact the environment. [...]

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EPA Proposes Standards to Protect Floridas Waters: Action would decrease amount of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution

EPA Proposes Standards to Protect Floridas Waters: Action would decrease amount of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution By Enesta Jones, jones.enesta@epa.gov, 202-564-7873, 202-564-435501/15/2010 Nutrient pollution can damage drinking water sources; increase exposure to harmful algal blooms, which are made of toxic microbes that can cause damage to the nervous system or even death; and form byproducts [...]

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Copenhagen: Look to the Sea?

Copenhagen: Look to the Sea? By David BielloDecember 10, 2009, Scientific AmericanThe oceans control climate change. Not only do the world's waters absorb the bulk of the extra heat trapped by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, they also absorb the bulk of the extra carbon dioxide. And that means one thing: a more acid ocean.  [...]

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Theory for dead zone off Oregon Coast

Theory for dead zone off Oregon Coast By Keely ChalmersDecember 17, 2009 at 9:21 AM, kwg.com, news channel, Portland, OregonThe Oregon State University scientists said they now have evidence that the dead zones were directly related to a warming climate. The dead zone started appearing off the Oregon coast in 2002. It’s an area of [...]

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