‘Purple Pipes’ Reduce Nutrients, Water Demand on Potomac

Chesapeake Bay Journal writer Whitney Pipkin posts an interesting story recently about the use of treated wastewater for use on fields and in cooling towers for power generation in areas like Fairfax County, VA.  This is water that otherwise would be processed at significant cost and then discharged back to…

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Annual Patuxent River Wade-in Reflects Murkiness of Long-Running Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

 25 years on, Bernie’s still looking for his feet As a young man in the 1960s, Bernie Fowler recalls he could wade chest deep into the Patuxent River and still see his toes as he netted crabs.  But the clarity of his beloved river plummeted over the years, along with…

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Aldo Leopold and Modern Conservation – Green Fire Premiers

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold a Land Ethic for Our Time from Jeannine Richards on Vimeo. On Saturday, February 5, the Aldo Leopold Foundation released “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part…

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The Most Invasive Species

I read with interest the recent story by Brett French “Barrier Proposed to Protect Cutthroat,” announcing Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks’ latest misguided plan to construct dams and dump poison into streams in Sweet Grass County.  It occurs to me that if anyone other than state fisheries biologists were building dams in…

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National Hydrologic Assessment of Spring Flooding Risks for U.S.

NOAA – National Weather Service – WaterCurrent · By State/County:  National Hydrologic Assessment of Spring Flooding Risk as of 3/12/2010 now available. Additional Resources available include National Significant River Flood Outlook  for the United States. See http://www.weather.gov/ahps/

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