Clean Waters

To flirt or not to flirt? | New

The beach is Marco’s No.1 economic engine. If we flirt, what is the economic impact on tourism of having miles of muddy beaches? What is … The famous 490-page Harper report is overshadowed by one overwhelming recommendation: dredge the waterways and canals of Marco Island at a cost of $ …

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Rebecca Drohan is the new Guardian of the Carolina Coastal Waters

Rebecca Drohan holds a water sample. Photo: Coastal Carolina Riverwatch Rebecca Drohan, who has been on the Coastal Carolina Riverwatch staff since 2018, is now the Coastal Carolina Waterkeeper. Coastal Carolina Riverwatch announced Monday that its board of directors had recently appointed Drohan, describing the role of Waterkeepers as the …

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Northern Neck environmental law champion turns 88

By Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal News Service William Tayloe Murphy, Jr., a leading figure in Virginia’s environmental protection efforts who spearheaded the passage of many historic environmental laws, died on September 15. He was 88 years old. Murphy – widely known simply as Tayloe – was an attorney who represented …

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Q&A: Interview with Tess Gillham, Senior Design Director, Water

At Jacobs, we think differently about the future as today’s challenges demand innovative approaches to create a more connected and sustainable world. With a staunch commitment to the spaces we inhabit, both globally and environmentally, we continually re-energize our efforts to be responsible stewards of the natural world, while providing …

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Mote Marine expands research on red tide in Sarasota County

Clams and prawns have found new homes at Mote Marine Aquaculture Research Park. In large reservoirs, they are the test subjects for the lab’s latest red tide research. The experiment aims to use technology to remove excess nutrients while preserving the environment. The water runs through the entire system, located …

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Attorney General Bonta urges Biden administration to protect California waterways | State of California – Department of Justice

Expanding the Definition of “United States Waters” to Address Environmental Justice and Climate Change OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James today led a multi-state coalition by submitting a comment letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps …

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam – August

Virginia Positions to Become a National Leader in the Offshore Wind Industry RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam congratulates the Business Network for Offshore Wind and the attendees of its International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum, a three-day global conference held in the Virginia capital with over 1,300 attendees. The conference marked the culmination …

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Environmental justice advocates look to landmark $ 3.5 billion spending bill for bold action

Congressional Democrats and the Biden administration want to use their massive $ 3.5 trillion spending plan to help communities devastated by pollution and environmental degradation. For years, activists have pressed for the government to recognize what is called environmental justice, the broad movement to compensate communities that have suffered disproportionate …

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EPA breached duty to review oil dispersant plan – court

The seal of the US Environmental Protection Agency at headquarters in Washington, DC REUTERS / Ting Shen The agency has until 2023 to publish a rule updating the criteria for the safest dispersants (Reuters) – A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency illegally failed …

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Another drawdown of Lake Ocheda possible

The continued low water levels in the lake make it an ideal time for a second attempt, OOWD administrator Dan Livdahl told the board at a meeting on Tuesday. Livdahl said pulling the joists from the Lake Ocheda dam will only lower the lake’s level by one foot. “We are …

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The best coastal destinations in South Korea

If you are planning to go on vacation to Korea this summer, be sure to visit at least one of the following coastal destinations! Korea is surrounded by water on three sides, giving it many beaches of various shapes and sizes that provide a welcome escape from everyday life. Since …

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What is alkaline water? Would that be okay with you?

What is alkaline water? Is it healthier than spring or tap water? Recent research suggests that alkaline water could offer specific health benefits, but medical and health experts say there could be potential dangers as well. What is alkaline water? Is it healthier than spring or tap water? Are there …

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On the program: Atlantic tarpon, the “king of money”

Atlantic Tarpon. Photo: Robert Michelson The word “Tarpon” conjures up images of the tradition of fishing for large silver fish making dramatic leaps out of the water when hooked. Atlantic tarpons are actually closely related to eels. They may not look at all like their cousins ​​in adulthood, but their …

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EPA Water Chief on Clean Water Guards – Online Review

WASHINGTON (AP) – To finally determine a sustainable definition of waterways eligible for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the new water director for the Environmental Protection Agency said everyone affected by the problem will need to be involved. Radhika Fox recently spoke to The Associated Press about the …

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Realtors® Shows Pride in Cleaning Florida Waterways | Events

Waterworks will join the fireworks in July, as realtors across Florida participate in the Florida Realtors® Clean Up Florida’s Waters project throughout the month. The statewide push encourages realtors and residents to join forces to pick up trash and clean up lakes, rivers, streams, retention ponds, bays, the Intracoastal Waterway, …

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VES Land Trust participates in CBF Clean the Bay Day

To welcome new board members Robin Rinaca and Hank Badger, the VES Land Trust board hosted a cleanup challenge in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Clean the Bay Day. “The Board of Directors of VES Land Trust is dedicated to serving and conserving the East Coast community and …

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Coalition of lawmakers sound the alarm over the Biden administration’s plan to redefine “United States waters” or WOTUS

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), member of the transport and infrastructure committee, joined the ranking member of the water resources and environment subcommittee David Rouzer (R-NC) and d ‘other senior Republican leaders to voice concerns about the Biden administration’s intention to rescind the Trump administration’s navigable waters protection rule. The recent …

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DEP comments on the restoration project of the lower Guyandotte watershed plagued by agricultural runoff and faulty septic tanks | Energy and environment

The Lower Guyandotte River watershed, which spans parts of seven counties, has several hundred streams that do not meet water quality standards. West Virginia environmental regulators are collecting public comment on what they’re doing about this. The State Department of Environmental Protection will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom at …

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Gene Chague | Berkshire Woods and Waters: Wildlife offenders beware. Lawmakers are pushing Mass. to enter the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact | Sports

Bills introduced by state officials Lori Ehrlich, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, and Senator Michael Moore (H 904 / S 587) would enter Massachusetts into the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact, a network that aims to reduce poaching of wildlife through information sharing between states and reciprocal recognition of suspensions and revocations of fishing, …

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Troutman Pepper Adds Former EPA Water Officer

Law360 (June 18, 2021, 4:52 p.m. EDT) – Troutman Pepper caught a former senior Trump administration official at the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water, adding to his practice group on the environment and natural resources in Washington, DC Anna Wildeman is expected to join the company later …

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Hurricane Safety Tips for Pet Owners

The hurricane season lasts from June to November, with the The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predict above-average thunderstorm activity in 2021. Of course, we’re thinking about how to prepare for a weather emergency for our families, stocking up on non-perishable food, water, and making sure we have batteries …

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Just call for clean water | Editorials and columns

Finding a balance between environmental protection and development conducive to economic growth has always been the challenge of environmental regulation. The Trump administration was not interested in balance, however. He easily took away science-based environmental protections for the benefit of developers everywhere. Particularly egregious was the elimination of an Environmental …

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Reversal of the water rule deals a blow to agriculture

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of its intention to rescind the navigable water protection rule. “The American Farm Bureau Federation is extremely disappointed with the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of its intention to rescind the environmentally conscious …

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Biparty House caucus proposes alternative infrastructure plan after GOP talks fail in Senate

“Developed with Democratic and Republican lawmakers, this framework contains truly bipartisan policies that can form the basis of a comprehensive package of modernizing our country’s infrastructure systems,” Katko said in a statement. Lamb stressed the urgency of securing a bipartisan agreement to ensure that infrastructure projects involving “bridges, locks, dams, …

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APIPP launches Invasive Species Awareness Week 2021

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plants Program (APIPP) and partners are kicking off this year’s Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), June 6-12, with a free “Love Your Lakes” workshop on Wednesday June 9 at 7 p.m. This online webinar will explore everything novice and experienced boaters alike need to know to …

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Ride for the River returns | News, Sports, Jobs

Mike Jablonski, left, and Dave Swits greet each other as they near the end of their 30-mile bike ride around Wilmington and Jay during Ride for the River 2017, a benefit for the Ausable River Association. (Business photo – Justin A. Levine) WILMINGTON – The 10th annual Ride for the …

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The achievable magic of fishing

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE STORY OF UP NORTH COVER Trout fishing, standing in the cold, clean waters they ask for, you wave the rod like a magic wand casting a spell – that ten o’clock, two o’clock stroke. You immerse yourself in the serenity, the hum of …

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