Stockton, California - Over one hundred California environmental, commercial and recreational fishing, and environmental justice organizations have come together in support of “Clean Farms - Clean Water,” a campaign to demand that the Central Valley Water Board do its job of regulating the quality of water coming off of irrigated lands.
If there is a jewel in Canberra's landscape it is undoubtedly Lake Burley Griffin. But while the lake's setting, especially in and around the Parliamentary Triangle, is pristine, the quality of its water is more akin to that found in an open drain. The lake is frequently closed to swimming and boating in the summer months because of outbreaks of blue-green algal bloom, and it has been subjected to a number of major inflows of untreated effluent from a sewage treatment plant in Queanbeyan. Indeed, older Canberrans may recall a number of coffins and corpses from the Queanbeyan cemetery were washed into Lake Burley Griffin after heavy flooding in 1974.
Pakistan has drawn up a National Water Strategy to meet the millennium development goals (MDG) target before 2025 and has launched a scheme to provide clean drinking water for its people by the end of 2007. But the scheme, which was launched in September 2005, shows no positive results, due to bureaucratic internal fighting among the central ministries, the provinces and the local bodies, and is far behind its schedule.
BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhuanet) -- The program to reduce pollution between 2011 and 2015 will include emission targets for rural areas, Li Ganjie, vice-minister of environmental protection, said on Monday.
Maryland requires cities and farms to keep a close eye on nutrient runoff in the Chesapeake Bay, but a study released Monday says the state doesn’t pay enough attention to another major source of bay pollution: you and your thick, green lawn.
PE TOWN — The quality of SA’s water will continue to deteriorate rapidly unless urgent measures are put in place to manage it better, warns a new report released yesterday by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
A federal study assessing how much farmers are doing to clean up the Chesapeake Bay credits them with making progress in reducing their pollution but says the vast majority need to do more to help the troubled estuary.
DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan, Philippines—The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has asked the public to avoid gathering and eating shellfish gathered in the waters of Anda and Bolinao towns in western Pangasinan after they tested positive for the red tide toxin.
During the summer of 2005, Ben Williams, owner of Fishermen’s Dock Seafood in Jacksonville, was grappling with an unusual problem: Though Northeast Florida is home to thousands of species of fish and is well known for its booming shrimp industry, his customers weren’t interested.
On March 9, 2011, the International Joint Commission (IJC) issued its 15th Biennial Report (Report), which is issued every other year pursuant to the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (Agreement) between the United States and Canada. The Agreement requires the IJC to report on progress towards meeting the Agreement's objectives of improving and protecting the quality of boundary waters, including the Great Lakes.
Phosphorus running off into lakes contributes to blue-green algal growth. That's not news. But what happened on a large lake in Ohio last year is big news. The 'perfect storm' of dry weather and phosphorus runoff produced an algal bloom on this large commercial lake that literally shut down businesses and closed beaches. Now, homeowners and shopkeepers around the lake are in the process of considering a class action lawsuit against farmers in the watershed since the root cause was phosphorus that ran off from land in the watershed and eventually into the lake.
Last July NASA released a world map that identifies hundreds of areas in the world's oceans with dangerously low oxygen levels. These hypoxic areas - virtually uninhabitable for most marine life - are a result of eutrophication, or too many nutrients from fertilizer runoff and sewage discharges finding their way into coastal waters.