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Topeka, KSWIBW

City works to clean up illegally dumped oil

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - City crews are working to clean oil illegally dumped down a storm drain, which could impact the Kansas River. The City of Topeka says on Thursday, June 3, an oil spill was reported to the City of Topeka Utilities Department. It said petroleum products were illegally dumped into a stormwater inlet near the intersection of SE 43rd St. and Virginia Ct. Water Pollution Control worked with a Hazardous Material Response Crew to clean up the oil in the storm inlet and stormwater pipes. It said remedial efforts are being conducted to remove impacted vegetation and soil downstream of the channel.
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AgriculturePhys.org

Organic farming could feed Europe by 2050

Food has become one of the major challenges of the 21st century. According to a study carried out by CNRS scientists, an organic, sustainable, biodiversity-friendly agro-food system, could be implemented in Europe and would allow a balanced coexistence between agriculture and the environment. The scenario proposed is based on three...
Brookings, SDfarmforum.net

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations training set for June 30

Brookings, S.D. - An environmental training session for operators of concentrated animal feeding operations will be held Wednesday, June 30 in Huron at the Crossroads Convention Center. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program following at 8:50 a.m. and concluding at approximately 4:45 p.m. Specialists from South Dakota...
Carslexblog.com

MSC Virtuosa Belches Pollution During Inaugural Cruises

This week, an” independent not for profit news website,” the Dorcet Eye, posted a short video showing a cruise ship docked in the Isle of Portland, in Dorset U.K., belching pollution from its emission stacks. (Portland is just south of the resort of Weymouth, forming the southernmost point of the county of Dorset, England approximately 150 miles southwest of London).
EconomyBBC

New builds in Wales 'at standstill' due to pollution targets

Planning applications are said to be "at a standstill" in Wales due to new targets for phosphate pollution in rivers. In January, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) set new targets for phosphate pollution in Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) across the country. Frustrated builders and developers say the targets have created...
Stoughton, MAWicked Local

Stoughton water project protects Beaver Meadow Brook

The Stoughton Engineering Department, committed to the protection of local waterways, is involved in the installation of an infiltration basin, which is a green infrastructure project designed to protect Beaver Meadow Brook. The system works by capturing polluted stormwater runoff from a 25-acre area surrounding the Dawe Elementary School and...
Iowa StateQuad Cities Onlines

Iowa justices end challenge to water quality strategy. Court says environmentalists’ argument that the policy has failed is best left to politicians to decide

DES MOINES — Environmentalists expressed disappointment Friday with an Iowa Supreme Court decision to dismiss their legal challenge to the state’s water-quality policies, but vowed “the fight for clean water in Iowa is far from over.”. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig, however, said the justices “got it right” and Iowa...
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Long Beach Post

Marine life flourishing in San Pedro Bay Ports’ harbors

Plants and animals are thriving in the San Pedro Bay harbors, despite sharing space with the largest port complex in the nation. A 2018 biological survey released in April identified more than 1,000 species living in the harbors around the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the highest recorded biodiversity in over two decades. The post Marine life flourishing in San Pedro Bay Ports’ harbors appeared first on Long Beach Post.
Iowa StateSioux City Journal

Iowa justices end challenge to water quality strategy

DES MOINES -- Environmentalists expressed disappointment Friday with an Iowa Supreme Court decision to dismiss their legal challenge to the state’s water-quality policies, but vowed “the fight for clean water in Iowa is far from over.”. Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig, however, said the justices “got it right” and Iowa...
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