Pollution

Testing Cuts Blind Louisianans to Mercury Contamination in Water, Fish

"Seven years after the end of a much-lauded program to monitor mercury in Louisiana’s waterways, state officials lack updated data to warn people about any potential contamination in the fish they catch and eat."

07/28/2015

"Enbridge Anniversary: Profiles From the Frontlines of an Oil Spill"

"The Kalamazoo River near Marshall, Mich. today teems with kayakers paddling amid swimming turtles, buzzing dragonflies and fish that leap from the water—with few visible scars of the environmental disaster that struck the riverside community five years ago."

07/27/2015
August 12, 2015

DEADLINE: IJNR Chesapeake Bay Institute

The Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources will take journalists to Maryland, Sep 15-20, 2015, to explore threats to the Chesapeake Bay region, including nonpoint source pollution, depleted fisheries, and a population that grows by 100,000 residents each year. Apply by Aug 12.

Chesapeake Bay Is Getting Cleaner, But Advocates Say Not Quickly Enough

"The federal administrators and elected leaders overseeing the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay say there are signs that the watershed is getting cleaner. But environmental advocates say the restoration process is falling dangerously behind schedule."

07/24/2015

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