Last week, reports surfaced that Yadkinville's water had an unpleasant odor and taste. Yadkinville town officials, with the help of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, found the town's water supply had been affected by an algae bloom in the newly-commissioned reservoir being used by the town its for water production.
WATSONVILLE - A long-running battle over agricultural pollution of Central Coast water has moved to Sacramento. The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board spent more than three years working on rules governing the discharge of agricultural wastewater before approving a plan in March. But now both sides in the debate are appealing to the State Water Resources Control Board to make changes. Several environmental groups are asking the state board to tighten rules for nitrate discharge.
Today, the South Florida Water Management District governing board gave direction to staff and scientists to send pulses of fresh water through the system to break up and minimize algae blooms, said Terrie Bates, the SFMD Water Resources Division director.
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Dan Dobson and his family are loading onto their boat at the W.P. Franklin Lock. They came from Michigan to spend the week fishing. But fisherman like Dobson are being asked to be aware before they approach the Caloosahatchee or any of its tributaries.
Maryland's law limiting lawn fertilizer practices doesn't kick in for more than a year yet, but state officials are urging homeowners to get a jump on the new curbs by limiting how much grass food they put down now.
It has been reported that the poorest of the poor Filipinos can be found among those who are living in the uplands and those in the coastal areas. The former are generally referred to as kaingineros or swidden farmers, and the latter are those dependent on subsistence fishing for their livelihood. Let me focus on what can be done for our kaingineros to lift them out of poverty.
MURKUDOH (GONDIA): Naxal philosophies echoed in the voices of the villagers from Murkudoh and Dandari in Salekasa tehsil of Gondia. The rebels stress on consolidating traditional life patterns rather than a migration to a modern culture.
Concerned about a recent trend in which financial interests have turned their attention to the profitability of trading in common resources such as air quality, water and fisheries, in what they are calling, “the financialization of nature,” Food & Water Watch (F&WW;) just introduced a new Common Resources program that scrutinizes these schemes with an eye towards protecting these common interests.
ANNAPOLIS -- Several bills that will help the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) strengthen consumer protection, enhance food safety and improve water quality passed during the 2012 General Assembly session which ended April 10.
There is a gully in the Glen at the northeast edge of the village, not far from the Glen Helen Building. When it rains, water comes rushing into the Glen, carrying with it the runoff from the village, its street oils, its lawn chemicals, and its trash.
WASHINGTON - A new Environmental Working Group report examines water pollution caused by farm runoff and details how treating the problem after the fact is increasingly expensive, difficult and, if current trends continue, ultimately unsustainable.
Officials from the Loss of Ecology (Prevention and Payment of Compensation) Authority took water and soil samples from Ramapalayam and Welpuram areas in Jadayampalayam and Thekkampatti in Mettupalayam on Wednesday.
Terry Parminter remembers his early days as an agriculture ministry farm adviser in the 1980s. "We treated the environment in a care-free fashion. I thought, 'There's always another piece of bush, always another clean stream around the corner'.
"But there probably never was, even then, and there's certainly not now."