Latest Nonpoint source pollution Stories

2014-06-30 08:24:26

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from land-grant universities in 12 central U.S. states have entered into a partnership with the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Hypoxia Task Force to support state and national efforts to reduce water pollution and help to maintain the productivity and vitality of American agriculture. The participating land-grant universities include: the University of Arkansas, University of Illinois, Iowa State University, University...

2014-04-24 08:25:45

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET). Wisconsin Senate Bill 547, the Clean Waters, Healthy Economy Act, was signed into law yesterday by Governor Scott Walker. This legislation marks the first state program to direct significant financial resources to long term non-point source agriculture projects, such as those that can be achieved with Bion's livestock waste treatment technology. In 2010, the Board of the WI Department of Natural...

2010-12-29 13:00:00

State's Comprehensive Cost-Effective Plan to Build on Significant Past Pollution Reductions, Keep Industries Viable HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has outlined its final "pollution diet" for states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Pennsylvania's top environmental and agriculture officials say the state is ready to do its part to improve water quality. Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and...

2010-10-19 16:58:00

Despite Significant Progress, State Acknowledges More Work is Ahead HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today stressed the state's commitment to help restore the Chesapeake Bay, saying looming federal pollution reduction requirements necessitate a workable, cost-effective plan to meet these challenges, which his department has prepared. "To be sure, Pennsylvania has reduced the amount of pollution we're putting...

2009-06-15 14:43:51

There may be thousands of things large and small that can be done to better control pollution on even the smallest waterways, and a new tool developed at Purdue University may help sort out how to choose the best ones.Indrajeet Chaubey, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, combined a best management practices tool with a complex genetic algorithm that can search out the best solutions for non-point source pollution control in a watershed. By analyzing data from...

2009-01-28 08:03:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BNET) announced today that on Monday, January 26, 2009, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) approved a $7.8 million loan to Bion PA 1, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.). Proceeds from the loan will be used to construct Bion's previously announced Kreider Farms dairy project in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Bion release:...

2008-10-10 03:00:15

BV-121-07-03 An application for a variance has been filed with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division ("EPD") under O.C.G.A. 12-7-1 to encroach within the 25 - foot State waters buffer for constriction of a commercial development located north of Interstate 20, east of Flowing Wells Road in the City of Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. Project is for proposed piping of 696 linear feet of stream. The public can review site plans at the offices of the EPD, Water Protection Branch,...

2008-09-17 12:00:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary Cathy Curran Myers told a joint panel of two Senate committees today that municipalities and developers are increasingly turning to Pennsylvania's nutrient trading program as a cost-effective means of reducing nutrient pollution in the state's waterways. Testifying before the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Environmental Resources and Energy committees, Myers said the...

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