Read the full story in The Guardian.
Grownups are now using the same wipes once reserved for babies, leading to millions of dollars of sewer problems. A New York City bill takes aim at the lack of transparency – and mislabeling – some say is to blame
Read the full story in Environmental Leader.
EPA’s Waters of the United States rule on the regulation of water pollution is creating polarity — and some unlikely allies.
Read the full story in the News-Gazette.
The Obama administration issued new rules Wednesday to protect the nation’s drinking water and clarify which smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands are covered by anti-pollution and development provisions of the Clean Water Act.
See also the news release from U.S. EPA.
Read the full story in Algae Industry Magazine.
The process of de-icing aircrafts leaves wastewater that contains glycol. Some years ago, Schiphol, in the Netherlands, experimented with algae to break down this type of wastewater in an environmentally friendly manner.
Read the full story in Corn & Soybean Digest.
Too much or too little water accounts for about 67% of the risk in growing corn and soybeans. That risk could be dramatically cut with controlled drainage. On flatter soils, water tables can be raised and lowered with structures inserted into tile lines. The structures double up on tile functions, backing water up in a field when the crop needs it, as well as draining it when there’s too much water. The practice can be applied to both existing tile systems and new tile systems – holding water in the profile during dry times and releasing it in wet springs and before harvest.
Read the full story in The Hill.
More than 100 advocates representing dozens of industry groups, companies and environmental organizations are flocking to the White House in a last-ditch effort to influence controversial regulations that would redefine the reach of the federal government’s water pollution enforcement.
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has in recent days disclosed 16 meetings about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal since early April, when the OMB started its final regulatory review of the plan.