LOS ANGELES -- Federal and local officials have agreed to a strict new pollution reduction plan to eliminate beach closures and reduce trash and toxic chemicals in 175 Los Angeles area waterways.
MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 3 Tuesday renewed its warning to the public to avoid gathering and eating shellfish from the Bataan coastal waters and Masinloc Bay in Zambales due to red tide toxin.
(Reuters) - Scientists, environmentalists and farm advocates are pressing the question about whether rewards of the trend toward using more and more crop chemicals are worth the risks, as the agricultural industry strives to ramp up production to feed the world's growing population. The debate has heated up in the last several weeks, with a series of warnings and calls for government action including a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The agriculture industry is responsible for 76 percent of the phosphorus pollution going into the Everglades yet the industry pays just 24 percent of the cost of removing the harmful nutrient, according to a new study commissioned by the Everglades Foundation.
Agriculture and Sewage Dead Zone: Taking on Nutrient Pollution in the Mississippi River Watershed | Circle of Blue WaterNews
As the impact of agriculture on water quality intensifies around the globe, two lawsuits in the United States aim to reduce the size of the Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ by setting limits on nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin.
The European Commission has today released a Communication on the first of its Macro-Regional Strategies, the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR), setting out how it proposes to take co operation between the participating states up a gear.
Each spring, female grouper and snapper move to sea grass beds in the Indian River and Mosquito lagoons to lay eggs, repeating a yearly cycle that helps make the area one of the more popular fishing destinations in the world, and one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth.
Brazil: Water pollution a serious problem 3 months before Rio hosts UN Earth Summit - The Washington Post
RIO DE JANEIRO — A local newspaper is reporting that Rio de Janeiro state’s iconic Guanabara Bay is heavily polluted as Brazil prepares to host the “Rio plus 20” Earth Summit in June.
SACRAMENTO, CA, Mar 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The fertilizer industry is very concerned and engaged in the issue of nitrate contamination in California's groundwater supplies, according to Richard Cornett, communications director for the Western Plant Health Association in Sacramento, a trade group that represents fertilizer companies, manufacturers and retailers.
Iowa Environmental Council, national groups sue EPA over pollution linked to Gulf Dead Zone | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs
The Iowa Environmental Council and a raft of other environmental groups this week sued the U.S. Environmental Protection, contending the agency and the state of Iowa haven’t done enough to keep nitrogen and phosphorus out of the Mississippi River.
Controversial water quality standards could mean big costs for waste water treatment plants and drainage districts across the state. The Colorado Water Quality Control Commission has given preliminary approval to regulations that would limit the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus in bodies of water statewide.
DUNDEE, Mich. — In an effort to combat the toxic organic sludge known as blue-green algae, which has plagued western Lake Erie for years, killing fish and hampering water recreation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be handing out $2 million to farmers in three states.
Algae bloom washes ashore on Sanibel - ABC-7.com WZVN News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida
LEE COUNTY, FL - Red tide was last in Southwest Florida about six weeks ago, but it is still having lasting effects on the coast of Sanibel Island.
Water pollution from agriculture is costing billions of dollars a year in developed countries and is expected to increase in China and India as farmers race to increase food production, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.
WATSONVILLE -- A new UC Davis study pins most of the nitrate contamination of California groundwater on agriculture and says the problem is likely to get worse in coming decades.
A watershed ecologist says farming and industrial practices near the Opihi River have led to the "death by a thousand cuts" of the river, and that new ways must be explored to restore it.
Majority of dead fish found near waste water discharge | Daily Express Newspaper Online, Sabah, Malaysia.
Kota Kinabalu: Initial tests on water samples collected from the Likas Sports Complex lake - the scene of mysterious deaths of thousands of fish on Monday - found dissolved oxygen content to be very low.
Outlook for China's maritime environment "not optimistic": top oceanic official - People's Daily Online
BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) -- The head of China's oceanic authority has said that the outlook for China's maritime environment is "not optimistic," calling for further efforts to build the ocean conservation culture.
A dog has died in Upper Hutt after coming into contact with toxic algae in the Hutt River.
Chesapeake Bay cleanup: Animal waste is the biggest problem facing the Chesapeake Bay - baltimoresun.com
Millions of tons of one of theChesapeake Bay'slargest sources of pollution continue to be dumped onto farm lands without proper regulation. Farm animals produce 44 million tons of manure annually in the bay watershed, and most of it is collected and disposed of on farmland — or left where it falls.