March 21, 2011 04:57
The Washington Department of Ecology has fined three companies in Bellingham, Washington, $3,000 each for failing to file their stormwater monitoring reports for the first three quarters of 2010. Under the Clean Water Act, the state requires that companies must monitor and submit reports about stormwater leaving their industrial sites....
Jan. 17, 2011 05:02
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program has awarded a $75,000 grant to the city of Staunton, Virginia, and Mary Baldwin College (MBC). The grant is in recognition for their efforts to protect Lewis Creek and promote stewardship in helping to reduce stormwater runoff and limit pollutants flowing into the Chesapeake Bay watershed....
Sept. 20, 2010 05:11
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Department of Justice and the states of Alabama and Iowa have reached a landmark agreement for an innovative resolution of past environmental issues with cast iron pipe manufacturer McWane, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Ryland Group Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $625,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed....
July 19, 2010 05:16
Officials in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, are using their federal stimulus money to help make their town greener. The Fayette County town attracts a lot of summer tourists, thanks to its famous waterfall, and they are looking to improve environmentally friendly conditions....
July 19, 2010 05:16
UP UNTIL A FEW DECADES AGO, protecting our waterways from contaminates wasn’t a big deal. Rain fell from the sky and was naturally absorbed into the soil, and wild or native plants held back erosion....
July 15, 2015 12:26
Water always follows the path of least resistance. Usually, this isn’t a problem. Irrigating our crops, filling our reservoirs, even filtering our groundwater is all made possible by gravity working on water. Sometimes, though, gravity is not your friend. Sometimes water pools where it shouldn’t and causes drainage problems, great and small. Let’s take a look at some major and minor dra...
July 15, 2015 09:26
This year, Chimney Rock State Park is breaking the loop, with some assistance from David Lee, a steward with the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy. Lee helped arrange for fifteen goats to spend two weeks at the park, grazing on kudzu to their hearts’ content....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
A homeowner in Clinton, Iowa, has filed a civil lawsuit against the city, demanding a trial by jury. The petition alleges that a stormwater drainage and detention system has altered the natural flow of water. They claim that an excessive amount of water is being diverted onto their property, causing multiple damages....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
If you were walking along a certain part of North Carolina’s Neuse River this past October, you might have noticed a most unpleasant odor. The stench would have come from the approximately 200,000 dead fish laying on its shores—Atlantic menhaden, to be precise....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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