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News stories tagged with "clean-water"

You have things like oils and other fluids from automobiles and trucks. You have pet wastes. So these can all cause problems.

Snow removal pits clean streets against clean water

There's been an historic amount of snowfall around the Northeast. Snow totals range from 5 feet in Burlington, almost 7 feet in New York City, to almost 6 feet in Boston.

The extreme snowfall has pitted disposing snow against protecting the water. Many cities in the Northeast have run out of places to put the snow. They're asking for permission to dump it in waterways. As part of a collaboration with Northeast stations, Monica Brady-Myerov reports from Boston.  Go to full article

Testing the public waters

Most of us assume the government is keeping track of environmental issues such as pollution in water. In reality, most pollution problems are first detected by citizens. Lester Graham reports in some parts of the nation, volunteers step in to make sure their local streams and lakes are clean.  Go to full article
Yellow areas are included in CREP program.
Yellow areas are included in CREP program.

Farmers Get Help Protecting Creeks

The state and federal government Wednesday announced $62 million to help New York farmers protect rivers and streams from agricultural run-off. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Trust Fund for Great Lakes Restoration?

Some members of Congress feel the timing is right for the long-anticipated federal legislation to help restore the Great Lakes. A bill introduced in the Senate recently proposes EPA monitoring of Great Lakes water quality. Now, a bill in the House proposes a $4 billion Great Lakes Restoration Fund. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Joyce Kryszak reports.  Go to full article

American Rivers Releases List of Endangered Rivers

A watchdog group is out with its annual list of endangered rivers, and this year it's placing most of the blame for damage to the rivers on one government agency. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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