Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Unpopular sediment

N.C. drastically cuts regulation of top water pollutant

WFAE

WFAE Charlotte

North Carolina has taken measures since the 1970s to control the top water contaminant in the state, the dirt that pours into rivers and lakes from human activity. But a review of state records reveals a sharp drop-off in enforcement over the past five years and a series of warnings to lawmakers that have gone unheeded.

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Conowingo Dam owner may lose permit over water quality

Delmarva Now

The owner of the Conowingo Dam may lose a key permit to generate electricity from the dam in the years to come because of "insufficient information" about the dam's impact on Maryland's water quality.

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Porous pavement to help reduce runoff

Boston Globe

Boston has unveiled a new “porous alley” that absorbs stormwater and filters it into the ground, rather than allowing it to make its way into the sewer system.

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