A voluntary program designed to reduce nonpoint (diffuse) sources of coastal water pollution caused by boating has been slowly expanding since the late 1990s.
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The Bureau of Reclamation announced on June 18, 2007, its preferred management option for the Colorado River basin during drought conditions.
Recent levee failures in Colorado and Missouri have provided still more examples of the fragility of thousands of miles of US levees.
According to a recent GAO report, the nation's federally subsidized crop insurance program might not be ready to manage increasing risks to US crops due to climate change.
As spring begins to turn into summer, at least 28 states are suffering from some degree of drought. Many of these areas have already withered under multiple years of bone-dry conditions.
It's crunch time for developing the successor to the 2002 US Farm Bill, set to expire Sept. 30, 2007. Many of the ingredients that may be blended into the 2007 Farm Bill are now becoming public.Topics on the Beat:
Hideous, insidious rock snot smothers US waterways.
NRC takes closer look at desalination.
A new ruling by a New Mexico state district judge requires that a report on groundwater pollution from a mixed-waste landfill at Sandia National Laboratories be made public.SEJ Publication Types:Region:
An extensive report on the growing threats posed to the Colorado River system by climate change, drought, and increasing population is scheduled to be released Feb. 21, 2007.