Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Shelling out

Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for funds

Phys.org

Phys.org

Oysters were once so abundant in New Jersey that vacationers would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner. But over the centuries, rampant development, pollution, overharvesting and disease drastically reduced the number of oysters, sparking efforts to establish new oyster colonies, or fortify struggling ones. Researchers and volunteers say they are optimistic the small-scale efforts will pave the way for a major comeback.

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Getting cleaner: PCBs down in the Hudson River

Times Union

It will be at least several years before officials seriously consider whether people can safely eat fish from the Hudson River, but there's been progress in reducing the level of PCBs, Environmental Protection Agency scientists said last week. Despite that, officials realize that people are to some extent, consuming what they catch in the river despite health concerns.

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DC Water, WEF launch green infrastructure site

Water World

DC Water and the Water Environment Federation have launched a website for the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program, an in-development national certification for green infrastructure construction, inspection and maintenance workers. The website includes news and updates, valuable industry and certification resources, and links to a range of regional training opportunities.

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