Chesapeake Bay Pollution Diet Upheld

The Baltimore Sun reports this week that a federal appeals court upheld the U.S. Environmental Protections Agency’s authority to order pollution reductions by Maryland and other states that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. USEPA, acting after more than 25 years of little or no cleanup progress, had set a “total…

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New Approach to Understanding Sediment Transport in River Channels

A recent set of four related articles published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface takes a new approach to understanding sediment transport, a vital component to the ecological health and long-term evolution of river channels. When you look at a river’s water surface, it is rarely smooth. Instead, you…

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