Water & Oceans

"When It Rains, Pollutants Pour Into Chesapeake Bay"

"The storms blew through Hampton Roads on a Thursday in August, and after the storms came runoff, lots of it, shooting off roofs and pavement into storm drains, and a week after the runoff came the red tide. At Ocean View in Norfolk, the waves were mahogany with pale-red caps, stained by a sudden growth spurt of algae."

Source: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, 12/13/2010
December 16, 2010

High Seas Marine Protected Areas: Safeguarding Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction

Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and the District of Columbia Bar, this event is free and open to the public. You may also join the session via webinar or teleconference. RSVP required.

"States Pursue Radon Limits in Drinking Water as EPA Action Lags"

"States are taking the lead with studying levels of radon in drinking water and air even as federal regulators lag, as a coincidence of geology and population density leaves some more at risk than others of suffering from the naturally occurring radioactive [contaminant]."

Source: Greenwire, 12/08/2010
January 19, 2011 to January 21, 2011

Our Changing Oceans - NCSE's 11th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment

The conference will provide a forum, divided into eight themes, to address the crisis facing our oceans, new knowledge and innovative tools to address the challenge, and the policy and governance needed to restore and protect the oceans.

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