Portman algae bill waiting for House

Portman algae bill waiting for House By Heather Rutz, civitasmedia.com27 February 2014WASHINGTON — A bill that would put more federal money into combating algae blooms has passed the Senate and been introduced in the House. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Cincinnati, and Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, co-sponsored the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research [...]

2014-02-28T13:23:00+00:00February 28th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Portman algae bill waiting for House

Portman Bill to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Passes Senate

Portman Bill to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Passes Senate By PoliticalNews.me21 February 2014Washington, D.C. – Bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2013, passed the United States Senate. The Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:59+00:00February 21st, 2014|News|Comments Off on Portman Bill to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Passes Senate

-million contest for solution to ‘dead zones’

$1-million contest for solution to 'dead zones' By Bill Capo, WWLTV Eyewitness News17 February 2014      Many summers a so called "Dead Zone" appears in the Gulf of Mexico, an area with oxygen levels in the water so low marine life can't survive. It can be a huge problem for Louisiana. "The overall impact [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:00+00:00February 20th, 2014|News|Comments Off on -million contest for solution to ‘dead zones’

Trading System Tackles Waste

Trading System Tackles Waste By Mark Peters, The Wall Street Journal19 February 2014NEW MADISON, Ohio— Kevin Hollinger planted radishes and oats last fall in his corn and soybean fields, but he isn't planning to harvest them. Instead, he is letting the crops die over the winter to improve the soil and keep fertilizer and other [...]

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Senate reauthorizes algae act

Senate reauthorizes algae act By Tom Henry, The Blade15 February 2014Further congressional support for battling scum toxic enough to be classified as harmful algae in western Lake Erie and other U.S. bodies of water is now up to the U.S. House of Representatives. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday agreed to reauthorize the federal government’s Harmful [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:00+00:00February 17th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Senate reauthorizes algae act

New Louisiana plan relies heavily on diversions to reduce nutrients causing Gulf ‘dead zone’

New Louisiana plan relies heavily on diversions to reduce nutrients causing Gulf 'dead zone' By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune13 February 2014  When nutrient-rich freshwater creates a layer atop the saltier Gulf waters, nitrogen and phosphorus feed huge algae blooms. When the algae die, they sink into the saltier water below and decompose, using up oxygen [...]

2014-02-14T09:12:00+00:00February 14th, 2014|News|Comments Off on New Louisiana plan relies heavily on diversions to reduce nutrients causing Gulf ‘dead zone’

From Alaska to Florida, 21 attorneys general join fight to halt Chesapeake Bay cleanup

From Alaska to Florida, 21 attorneys general join fight to halt Chesapeake Bay cleanup By Darryl Fears, Washington Post5 February 2014Attorneys general in 21 states are backing an attempt to derail the Obama administration’s Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, fearing that the government will use that authority to regulate wastewater in other watersheds, including the Mississippi [...]

2014-02-11T09:01:00+00:00February 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on From Alaska to Florida, 21 attorneys general join fight to halt Chesapeake Bay cleanup

The pro-pollution AGs [Editorial]

The pro-pollution AGs [Editorial] By Editorial, The Baltimore Sun6 February 2014The cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay has posed an extraordinary challenge. It has taken decades of effort, cost billions of dollars and required shared sacrifice from setting aside shoreline "buffer" strips to banning phosphate detergents. Now comes word that the fight will not only be [...]

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