dead zone http://wfpl.org en Market-Based Water Pollution Trading Begins in Ohio River Basin http://wfpl.org/post/market-based-water-pollution-trading-begins-ohio-river-basin <p>Three energy companies are the first participants in a new program to<a href="http://www.epri.com/Press-Releases/Pages/EPRI-Transacts-First-Credits-in-World%E2%80%99s-Largest-Water-Quality-Trading-Program.aspx" target="_blank"> trade water pollution credits in the Ohio River Basin.</a></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 8938 at http://wfpl.org Market-Based Water Pollution Trading Begins in Ohio River Basin Kentucky Will Develop New Strategy to Reduce Nutrient Pollution http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-will-develop-new-strategy-reduce-nutrient-pollution <p>Kentucky regulators say the state will develop a more comprehensive strategy for controlling nutrient water pollution, which commonly comes from sources like sewage treatment plants and agricultural runoff. Regulators from a dozen states and five federal agencies met in Louisville today to discuss the pollution, and how it contributes to hypoxia.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:21:16 +0000 Erica Peterson 5048 at http://wfpl.org Water Advocates Discuss 'Dead Zone,' Need for Stricter Water Standards http://wfpl.org/post/water-advocates-discuss-dead-zone-need-stricter-water-standards <p>‘Dead Zones’ are areas of low-oxygen levels in the ocean, caused by nutrient pollution. The world’s second-largest dead zone forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico, thanks to runoff from farms and sewage treatment plants. While the pollution kills aquatic life in the dead zone, it can also kill fish and cause algae blooms upstream.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 4514 at http://wfpl.org Genius Grant Winners Include Ecologist Who Studies Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone http://wfpl.org/post/genius-grant-winners-include-ecologist-who-studies-gulf-mexicos-dead-zone <p>The <a href="http://www.macfound.org/" target="_blank">John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation</a> announced the recipients of their 'Genius Grants' yesterday, and one of them is a scientist dedicated to studying the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. <a href="http://www.macfound.org/videos/353/" target="_blank"><span id="mn_Global"><span id="mn_Article">Nancy Rabalais</span></span></a> is a marine ecologist and the executive director of the <a href="http://www.lumcon.edu/" target="_blank">Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium</a>.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:25:17 +0000 Erica Peterson 1854 at http://wfpl.org Genius Grant Winners Include Ecologist Who Studies Gulf of Mexico's Dead Zone