Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BMPs for the Bay

Voluntary projects help Va. meet EPA runoff regulations

News & Advance

Lynchburg News & Advance

Keeping his herd away from the waterway is one of several best management practices Amherst County, Va., farmer John Petchul voluntarily has implemented to reduce pollutant levels in the Buffalo River, one of the biggest contributors to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

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N.Y. farmers propose fracking alternative

Oneida Daily Dispatch

A group of five farm families is seeking a state permit for a natural gas well using gelled propane instead of water for fracking, thus skirting New York’s ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

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Researchers seek water test for invasives

Phys.org

Detecting invasive lake and river species using just a water sample would be a dream come true for wildlife managers and regulators in the state. And University of Maine researchers may soon make this an inexpensive reality.

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