Regulators Ramp Up Plans For Nutrient Limits In Mississippi River States

Regulators Ramp Up Plans For Nutrient Limits In Mississippi River StatesMarch 17th; Inside EPA EPA and state officials are ramping up their efforts to craft strict numeric nutrient limits for waters that flow into the Mississippi River, clearing the way for broader adoption of the risk-based water quality criteria along the lines of a controversial [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:14+00:00March 29th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Regulators Ramp Up Plans For Nutrient Limits In Mississippi River States

Midwest flooding could affect local area

Midwest flooding could affect local area By John DeSantis ; Senior Staff WriterWednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. Heavy rain and snow caused by this year’s El Nino have left a third of the nation at severe risk of flooding, officials with the National Weather Service and other NOAA agencies said during a teleconference [...]

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News from Congressman Ron Kind: REPRESENTING WISCONSINS THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

News from Congressman Ron Kind: REPRESENTING WISCONSINS THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT By Leah Hunter; Leah.hunter@mail.house.gov; 202-225-5506Friday, March 19, 2010 1406 Longworth House Office Building • Washington, D.C. 20515 • (202) 225-5506 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         Washington, DC –U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today announced that the Upper Mississippi River Basin Protection Act, legislation he authored, passed the House of [...]

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Ethanol is not the fuel of the future for U.S.

Ethanol is not the fuel of the future for U.S. By Gerry Calhoun March 22, 2010 , Tennessee Voices The Tennessee Voices article on ethanol by Jaime Dachelet ("Ethanol provides many benefits," March 10) reads like a free advertisement for Eco-Energy, a business that markets ethanol. The writer, their director of public relations, dismisses as [...]

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The Case Against Biofuels: Probing Ethanols Hidden Costs

The Case Against Biofuels: Probing Ethanols Hidden Costs By C. Ford Runge 11 Mar 2010; YALE environment360: OpinionIn light of the strong evidence that growing corn, soybeans, and other food crops to produce ethanol takes a heavy toll on the environment and is hurting the world’s poor through higher food prices, consider this astonishing fact: [...]

2010-03-17T09:27:00+00:00March 17th, 2010|News|Comments Off on The Case Against Biofuels: Probing Ethanols Hidden Costs

Pay now and pay later

Pay now and pay later By Karen Hosler March 12, 2010; BALTIMORE SUNRemember how this winter's snow, so pretty at first, morphed into gritty, grimy mounds laced with road salt, petroleum products and pet poo?     Want that stuff in your drinking water? It's probably there. How about in the Chesapeake Bay? You can [...]

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House Backs Effort to Combat Algal Blooms

House Backs Effort to Combat Algal Blooms By NICK WILSON Friday, March 12, 2010Last Update: 12:21 PM PT WASHINGTON (CN) - The House voted 251-103 Friday to combat a rise in algal blooms, which form "dead zones" that suffocate and poison birds, dolphins and other aquatic life, draining $82 million a year from the tourism [...]

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Films provide food for thought

Films provide food for thought By Beth Dooley, Special to the Star Tribune, Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN March 10, 2010 - 2:30 PM Anonymous, Magnolia Pictures The Orozcos in a scene from the Oscar-nominated "Food, Inc." Hungry for an issues-oriented film? Here's a sampling – one an Oscar nominee. Isn't Minneapolis still smack in the middle of [...]

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Dead dolphin washes ashore in Pascagoula

Dead dolphin washes ashore in Pascagoula By Jeff Lawson 11 March 2010; WLOXPASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - A dead dolphin was found by a walker on the Pascagoula beach Monday. Within hours, the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport was there and had biologists beginning the process of analyzing what may have killed the animal. [...]

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The N2 Dilemma: Is America Fertilizing Disaster? A Grist Special Series , ‘The Soil is Bleeding’

The N2 Dilemma: Is America Fertilizing Disaster? A Grist Special Series , 'The Soil is Bleeding' By Tom Philpott 23 Feb 2010 9:47 AM, www.grist.orgNew research: synthetic nitrogen destroys soil carbon, undermines soil health “Fertilizer is good for the father and bad for the sons.  —Dutch saying For all of its ecological baggage, synthetic nitrogen [...]

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