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Application of a Weighted Regression Model for Reporting Nutrient and Sediment Concentrations … for the Chesapeake Bay Nontidal Water Quality Monitoring Network, Results Through Water Year 2012

Categories: Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Science/Technology,Virginia Issues

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/sir20155133

The flow of nutrients and sediment from tributaries into the Chesapeake Bay estuary form the basis for decisions on meeting reductions prescribed by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load regime. This report compares two models for estimating such flows. Includes 5 appendices. From the Geological Survey

 

Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

http://www.dni.gov/files/documents/SASC_Unclassified_2016_ATA_SFR_FINAL.pdf

Presents the U.S. Intelligence Community’s 2016 assessment of threats to U.S. national security. Covers regional and global threats, including cyber and technology, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, outer space, transnational organized crime, economics, and natural resources. From the Director of National Intelligence.

 

National Coastal Condition Assessment 2010

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/ncca_2010_report.pdf

Reports on the quality of coastal waters, including the Chesapeake Bay. The report, with samples from 1,104 sites, examines four indices: benthic, water quality, sediment quality, and ecological fish tissue contaminant. Finds 56% of coastal waters rated good for biological quality. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

2014 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis: Executive Summary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics,Waste Management

http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/2014-tri-na-exec-summary.pdf

Announces 2014 results of the program to control the release of toxic chemicals into the air, land, and water. Summary includes trends from 2003 and links to more detailed data. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Flint Drinking Water Documents

Categories: Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.epa.gov/mi/flint-drinking-water-documents

A collection of recent reports on the contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Effects of Hydrocarbon Extraction on Landscapes of the Appalachian Basin

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Transportation

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2015/3064/fs20153064.pdf

Argues that shale-gas and other hydrocarbon mining activities can result in substantial landscape disturbance including the creation of wells, roads, pipelines, and related infrastructure across the Appalachian area. Such changes affect ecosystem function, and the health and distribution of plant and animal species. From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

A Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico

Categories: Energy,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources

http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/restoration-planning/gulf-plan/

Proposes a comprehensive integrated ecosystem restoration plan over the next 15 years financed by penalties imposed upon BP.   The proposed settlement and restoration plan is open for public comment through 12/4/2015. From the Justice Department

 

U.S. and Five Gulf States Reach Historic Settlement with BP to Resolve Civil Lawsuit over Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Categories: Crime/Justice,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Natural Resources

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/us-and-five-gulf-states-reach-historic-settlement-bp-resolve-civil-lawsuit-over-deepwater

Press release announcing settlement between U.S. and Gulf States with British Petroleum to resolve civil claims arising from the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout and oil spill. The settlement, expected to exceed $20 billion, is the largest with a single entity in Justice Department history. From the Department of Justice

 

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