Acid rain recovery lagging in Virginia streams

An analysis at fivethiryeight.com by Brook Miner, a postdoctoral research fellow in ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, reveals that while water bodies in the Northern Appalachians and Adirondacks are recovering from past acid rain pollution, “streams in western Vi
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New app helps anglers report pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

The Chesapeake Commons recently released a new iPhone app that enables anglers and others to report potential sources of pollution. Take a photo, write a comment, and click “Submit.” A report will then be sent to your nearest Riverkeeper. In Virginia, Riverkeepers are in t
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TU seeking water quality monitoring coordinator for WV, VA project

Trout Unlimited is partnering with the Appalachian Forest Heritage Association and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition to fill an AmeriCorps position that would coordinate water quality monitoring efforts in West Virginia and Virginia. The project is designed to keep tabs on the impact
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DCR soliciting public comments on new farm management plan program

Comments on a new state program that would encourage farmers to adopt comprehensive plans to reduce pollution runoff into the state’s rivers, streams and the Chesapeake Bay in return for a “safe harbor” from future expansion of reduction requirements are being accepted through Friday,
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