BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $34 million in grants and loans on March 8 to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.
“These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has awarded more than $24 million in funding for 12 recent projects to continue efforts to improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon. These projects will help communities reduce stormwater nutrient loads, continue stormwater treatment improvements, reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution, and eliminate muck
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Pennsylvania American Water is accepting applications for its 2014 Environmental Grant Program.
Grants are available to environmental, community and watershed organizations that are planning projects within the company’s service area, which covers nearly 400 communities across 36 counties. Applications will be evaluated on environmental need, innovation, community engagement and sustainability.
Pennsylvania American Water is a
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May 11, 2013 – A municipal water pollution prevention annual report was presented and approved at the Robertsdale City Council meeting Monday night.
City engineer Greg Smith presented the report, characterizing it as “pretty good.” The report was approved through a resolution by the city council at Monday’s meeting and will be presented to the
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection came to an agreement this week on new standards for water pollution in the state. The deal pleases the state’s business community — but outrages environmentalists.
After years of negotiation, federal and state officials agreed on new criteria for two nutrients blamed for
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The southern reaches of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake are sometimes called “the green sea” because of their flat expanse of lush wetlands and open fields. One might think waterways that cross this largely undeveloped area would be untainted. But not so.
For years, environmentalists trying to restore Back Bay and protect the North Landing River
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If Florida legislators and regulators will take certain steps, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will back off imposing new water pollution regulations on the state’s waterways.
State Department of Environmental Protection officials announced Friday that they have cut a deal with EPA officials to let the state take the lead in regulating nitrogen
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State program encourages better practices by marinas to control trash, pollution
Feb. 18. — In October, Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative released the State of Baltimore’s Harbor Report, an assessment of the current health of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and its surrounding tributaries. According to the study, the water quality received an overall poor score.
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Feb. 2, 2013 – Amid the oodles of facts and data released this week on the health of the Chesapeake Bay was this curious item: the “dead zone” that formed last summer was probably the smallest that scientists have seen since they started documenting these modern monsters in 1985.
As their melodramatic nickname implies, dead
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Grants Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution, Improve Infrastructure
BALTIMORE, MD (December 19, 2012) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $76 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality by upgrading and maintaining wastewater treatment plants and reducing sedimentation in waterways. The Board is composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Treasurer
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