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New research is providing clues about possible links between Pfiesteria-like organisms and pollution.
may happen in other states, even though Maine is more rural than many, said John Elston, who administers New Jersey's Office of Air Quality Management. "MTBE is going to become a bigger issue over time," as further results become available on the extent of groundwater contamination and on toxicity, he said. New Jersey currently is negotiating with EPA to… (More)
Although research is shedding new light on the phenomenon, it is proving difficult to manage.
The trouble began for Toledo, Ohio, in the spring of 2014, when extreme storms washed an unusually high pulse of nutrients into Lake Erie. By late summer, a massive bloom of blue-green algae, otherwise known as cyanobacteria, had shut down the city’s drinking water system. Powered by nutrients from agricultural runoff and the warm, calm summer waters, the… (More)
the test to be reliable and reproducible, making it "suitable for routine enforcement of legislation." It is the first phthalate test to be validated. The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI), which represents phthalate producers, wants migration limits for all phthalates incorporated within EU-wide legislation. If limits became law,… (More)
City planners are combining traditional and contemporary design principles to preserve open spaces and reduce environmental impacts.
Breaching four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington is the safest way to recover endangered salmon runs, according to a December study by the Army Corps of Engineers. But the study fell short of recommending dam removal as a strategy for recovering the fish. Runs of adult salmon entering the mouth of the Columbia River, which ultimately connects to… (More)