Hot on the heels of the announcement of EPA's controversial revised ground-level ozone standard, the agency is required by court order to release its proposal for a revised airborne lead standard no later than May 1, 2008. A final rule is required by Sept. 1, 2008.
A wet, snowy winter has set the table for spring flooding in much of the eastern US and a few western states. NOAA published a forecast on March 20, 2008, of the areas most likely to get swamped. Among the states at risk are "much of the Mississippi River basin, the Ohio River basin, the lower Missouri River basin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, most of New York, all of New England, and portions of the West, including Colorado and Idaho."
Early news about a pending citizen science project has drawn such an overwhelming response that the project's leaders are now declining to talk about it further until its formal launch, potentially in July 2008. The public response suggests it'll be of great interest to some in your audience when it becomes official. Meanwhile, you can learn more online, and get on the notification list for the launch date.
Earth Day may be a chance to get environmental stories on the front page.
The U.S. National Organic Standards Board is set to propose standards for aquaculture.
Updated USGS earthquake maps may lead you to fresh local stories.
What's all this twitter about Twitter? Can it help you cover breaking news?
The Bush Interior Department is holding up 21 voluntary conservation projects as role models. Are any in your area? Do they deserve the hype?
A Wisconsin-based Web site offers a wealth of info on wildlife disease.
The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are releasing an environmental assessment of geothermal development on federal land in the West.