Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Troubling report

Farm pollution still having impact on Chesapeake Bay

USGS

News Journal

Grain and poultry farming in Delaware and on Maryland's Eastern Shore still contribute the largest amount of nitrogen and phosphorous to the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries, despite efforts to better manage manure and commercial fertilizer application, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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The wet wipes box says flush, but NYC says don't

New York Times

With its sewer system under siege, tallying millions of dollars in equipment damage across its underground maze, New York City is confronting a menace that has gummed the gears of plumbing networks around the world: the common wet wipe.

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Environmental group opposes pipe in the pines

Philadelphia Inquirer

A busload of concerned nature lovers fanned out inside a strip mall recently, ready to spread the word about the 1.1 million-acre Pinelands National Preserve, New Jersey's "last great wilderness," and to peacefully protest a plan to lay some pipe there.

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