Water & Oceans

June 6, 2010 to June 9, 2010

International Water Association's Water Loss Task Force Conference

URBAN WATER LOSSES RUNNING AT 50% PLUS. Scientists, engineers try to plug leaks of resource more precious than gold. Journalists with an interest in environmental and water challenges are invited to apply for accreditation to cover this Sao Paulo, Brazil conference.

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Russian Olives and Tamarisk Get A Little Federal Love

A new report by the US Geological Survey, Bureau of Reclamation, US Forest Service, other federal agencies, and university experts says the water-hogging reputation of the two species has little merit, but found that effects on wildlife are mixed.

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May 19, 2010

2010 National Wetlands Awards

Senator Benjamin Cardin (MD) will deliver the keynote address at the 2010 National Wetlands Award ceremony to be held on May 19 on Capitol Hill. In addition U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will be on hand to present one of the six awards.

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May 19, 2010

Resilient Wetlands = Prosperous Economies: How Restoring and Conserving Wetlands Support Economic Productivity

Preceding this year’s National Wetlands Awards Ceremony, the Environmental Law Institute will host a panel discussion that will include a look at new wetland restoration efforts, collecting data to show economic benefits, developments on greenhouse gas offsets, and how to adapt and protect wetlands from future loss.

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"Chesapeake Bay Case Settled With Nation's Largest Water Cleanup Plan"

"Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay entered a new phase [Tuesday] as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, its co-plaintiffs, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled their lawsuit with a binding agreement that will require pollution to be reduced across the nation's largest estuary."

Source: ENS, 05/12/2010

Gulf Dispersants Called Trade Secret

The exact ingredients of the chemical mixture being sprayed on and pumped into the spreading BP oil spill are secret, even though some are rated toxic and may endanger the health of Gulf residents and ecosystems.

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