Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Battle continues

Florida water standards fight heads to appeals court

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News Service of Florida

Moving quickly after a judge tossed out challenges to Florida's controversial new water-quality standards, the city of Miami has signaled it will continue battling in an appeals court. The city has given notice that it will appeal a ruling last week by Administrative Law Judge Bram D.E. Canter, who sided with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which argued that the challengers had missed a legal deadline in the cases.

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Dallas district will test all schools for lead

Dallas Morning News

Dallas ISD officials will start testing water for lead at all of its campuses by Oct. 1, according to documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News. The move comes after the district learned that many district water fountains were made by the same manufacturers who supplied Fort Worth schools. The Fort Worth district is replacing about 500 fountains after finding high lead levels.

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New Tulane center to focus on coastal erosion

The Advocate

Seeking to build on its work to combat the land loss and rising sea levels that are plaguing Louisiana, Tulane University has launched a riverfront institute to house researchers dedicated to studying and protecting Louisiana's waterways and coast. The aptly named ByWater Institute will house a team jointly employed by or affiliated with Tulane and its partner, the Water Institute of the Gulf.

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