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NOAA – Fifty-four early restoration projects underway in Gulf

“We have 54 early restoration projects underway throughout the Gulf, and now you can track our progress quickly and easily using our new interactive map. Go straight to your state using the tabs at the top or use your cursor to navigate around. Each location has a link to more project information that will provideContinue Reading

Earth Day – April 22 2015

Every day, every year, should be Earth Day, not just one designated day each year. Earth Day, April 22 – On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water.

NOAA Builds Tool to Hold Unprecedented Amounts of Data from Studying Unprecedented Oil Spill

“This is the seventh in a series of stories over the coming weeks looking at various topics related to the response, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment science, restoration efforts, and the future of the Gulf of Mexico. APRIL 17, 2015 — The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was the largest marine oil spill in U.S. history.Continue Reading

Impact of Global Pollution Shared Through Social Media

David C. Roberts – Quartz – “Every year, outdoor air pollution kills more people worldwide than malaria and HIV combined. People in China, particularly in its largest cities, are some of the most affected, since the country’s rapid economic growth has come at the cost of air quality. This issue remained largely unaddressed until the USContinue Reading

NOAA – Status of US Fishing Stocks 2014

Overfishing and Overfished Numbers Hit All-Time Lows – “As a result of the combined efforts of NOAA Fisheries, the regional fishery management councils, and all our partners, the number of stocks listed as subject to overfishing or overfished continues to decline and is at an all-time low. Status of Stocks 2014 Report Press release AdditionalContinue Reading

EPA Fracking Waste Dumping Permits in Wyoming Challenged

Elizabeth Shogren – High Country News – April 14, 2015 – “The Environmental Protection Agency last month issued revised permits for oil companies to dump literally rivers of wastewater—including hydraulic fracturing fluids—on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. When the companies pump oil, water from deep in the earth comes up too. This water canContinue Reading

CityLab – Gorgeous Atlas of New York Tree Species

John Metcalfe: “Though New York can sometimes seem like a drab warren of chain-link fence and oily pavement, the city actually has an impressive number of trees. On the streets alone—not counting private properties and parks—there were 592,130 at last reckoning, a leafy explosion you can now peruse in this great visualization of tree species.Continue Reading

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years Later

NOAA: This is the first in a series of stories over the coming weeks looking at various topics related to the response, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment science, restoration efforts, and the future of the Gulf of Mexico.Oil spills raise all sorts of scientific questions, and NOAA’s job is to help answer them.  We have aContinue Reading

California Plan to Expand Drinking Water Diminished by Drought – Reverse Osmosis

For Water, California Warily Looks to Sea – by Justin Gillis “…Now, for the first time, a major California metropolis is on the verge of turning the Pacific Ocean into an everyday source of drinking water. A $1 billion desalination plant to supply booming San Diego County is under construction here and due to openContinue Reading

Report – Recovery of Rare Earths from Electronic Wastes

“This document was prepared on behalf of [European Parliament] Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. It reviews the current level of technology development for the recovery of rare earths from electronic waste and examines the parameters that affect its development at the industrial scale and the opportunitiesContinue Reading

Latest Research Finds Serious Heart Troubles When Oil and Young Tuna Mix

NOAA: “In May of 2010, when the Deepwater Horizon rig was drilling for oil in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, schools of tuna and other large fish would have been moving into the northern Gulf. This is where, each spring and summer, they lay delicate, transparent eggs that float and hatch nearContinue Reading

California Roadkill Observation System

“Roadkill occurs when vehicles collide with or run over wildlife, such as birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. According to the Humane Society of the United States, over a million animals are killed every day on our roads and highways. We have created this site to provide a way for people like you to report roadkillContinue Reading