Water & Oceans

Maryland Gives Nod to Nation's Second And Third Offshore Wind Farms

"Maryland waters could be home to some of the nation's first — and by far its largest — offshore wind farms after the state Public Service Commission on Thursday approved ratepayer subsidies to support a pair of projects off the coast of Ocean City."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 05/12/2017

Puerto Rico Tap Water Violates Safety Standards, Green Group Says

"Problems continue to mount for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. To high unemployment, a lagging economy and billions in public debt, add unsafe drinking water to the island's list of woes. A new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council says nearly all of the tap water available on the island violates federal safety standards."

Source: NPR, 05/11/2017

"Population Boom Creates Environmental Consequences In Florida Lagoon"

"The most biologically diverse waterway in America is in bad shape. The Indian River Lagoon is repeatedly being choked with oxygen-robbing algae, its surface increasingly dotted with thousands of dead fish, manatees, birds and other creatures."

Source: AP, 05/05/2017


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