Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The water isn't fine

Riverkeeper report urges N.Y. state to step up efforts

Riverkeeper

Daily Freeman

The environmental protection group Riverkeeper is calling on New York state leaders to “reinvest in clear water” after issuing its 2015 “How’s the Water?” report, which the group said includes analyses of more than 6,000 water samples gathered since 2008 in the Hudson River Estuary and data gathered since 2012 in Hudson River tributaries and New York City water access points.

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Study finds hog farm nutrients in N.C. streams

Charlotte Observer

Nutrients from industrial swine and poultry farms are showing up in streams in coastal North Carolina, the U.S. Geological Survey says in a new report. Scientists found that 58 percent of the watersheds with concentrated animal feeding operations had water quality that reflected the presence of swine or poultry farms.

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Pa. water agency looks into solar energy

Morning Call

Having already dipped its toe into the waters of forestry management, carbon-credit programs and wind energy, Pennsylvania's Bethlehem Water & Sewer Resources is looking into the pioneer of sustainable energy — solar power.

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