Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Top honor

MSU scientist awarded Stockholm Water Prize

MSU

Michigan State University

Michigan State University professor Joan Rose is the 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize. Rose was honored at the United Nation’s World Water Day celebration in Geneva for her research on microbial risk to human health in water, her successful translation of the science to policy makers, and for her leadership in developing the tools and guidelines required to give policy and regulatory life to the science.

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EPA: Flint lacks ‘comprehensive’ corrosion plan

Detroit News

The federal Environmental Protection Agency told Michigan and Flint officials that their ongoing efforts to prevent further corrosion of the city's pipes “do not represent a comprehensive approach to minimize lead concentrations” in drinking water, calling it a “critical” issue that must be addressed. The EPA urged the city to move ahead with plans to hire a consultant for plan development.

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More money made available to aid Lake Erie

Sandusky Register

The federal government's conservation service is pumping $41 million into Ohio, Michigan and Indiana in an attempt to battle harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. That funding, combined with $36 million from an earlier Natural Resources Conservation Service announcement, will provide $77 million to reward farmers who take conservation measures to slow down runoff from farm fields.

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