Attorney who won legal battles for Louisiana after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill receives Coastal Stewardship Award

photo: Attorney who won legal battles for Louisiana after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill receives Coastal Stewardship Award

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Megan Terrell, an attorney in the governor’s office, was honored today with a Coastal Stewardship Award for her years of work on behalf of the people of Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) presented the award to Terrell at during the State of the Coast Conference at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans at noon today.

“Since … [more…]

River Revives After Largest Dam Removal in USA History

photo: Elwha River

In August 2014, workers completed the largest dam removal project in U.S. history, as the final part of the 210-foot-high (64-meter-high) Glines Canyon Dam was dismantled on the Elwha River in northwestern Washington State. The multistage project began in 2011 with the blessing of the U.S. National Park Service, which administers the surrounding Olympic National Park.

The goal was to remove unneeded, outdated dams and restore a natural river system,

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Penn State study: Spraying brine from drilling, fracking on roadways is hazardous

map: Penn State study: Spraying brine from drilling, fracking on roadways is hazardous

Spreading wastewater from non-shale oil and gas drilling and fracking on unpaved roads is a cheap way for municipalities to suppress dust and melt snow, but a Penn State University study says the practice has potentially high costs for human health and the environment.

The study, published in the journal “Environmental Science & Technology” last month, said the wastewater contains salts, radioactivity and organic contaminants “often many times higher than … [more…]

Labatt & Grand Traverse BAYKEEPER® to Promote Water Stewardship in Michigan

This summer, Labatt USA will release limited-edition “Loving Michigan” graphic cans of Labatt Blue and Labatt Blue Light, which feature popular summer water destinations in Michigan including Mackinac Island, Grand Haven State Park, Turnip Rock and Ambassador Bridge.

The partnership and investments align with Labatt USA’s triple bottom line approach. The beer company prioritizes people, planet and profit, which includes measuring, reducing and mitigating its impact on the environment and … [more…]

Nature is teaching … are we learning?

photo: landscape. Nature is teaching … are we learning?

The three major challenges in the water sector can be summed up as too little, too much or too dirty.

Water use over the last century has been growing by more than twice the rate of population increase. A central challenge for sustainable development is how to balance the competing uses of water; ensure that the needs of all are met – especially the poor and marginalised – and that … [more…]