Latest Surface runoff pollution News

EPA to give $60M to 12 states to help curb water pollution

Jun. 10, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will distribute $60 million among 12 states that have waterways that flow into the Mississippi River to help them control farm runoff and other pollution that contribute to a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The...

Des Moines tries cooperation to reduce farm runoff

May. 29, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines utility has for years engaged in a bitter struggle to clean up drinking water that comes from rivers teeming with agricultural pollutants, filing lawsuits, proposing legislation and even public shaming to try to force farmers to reduce runoff from their...

Tree farm or warehouses: Which is better for Biscayne Bay?

May. 21, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It might seem like an easy question. What’s better for the environment, a tree farm or a crop of warehouses? But with a massive development and an unprecedented expansion of Miami-Dade’s urban development boundary on the line, that question has developers and...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Mar. 28, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. March 27, 2022. Editorial: Progress toward regional water utility gains steam in a victory for central Iowa The commitment of city and utility leaders to break down obstacles and reject the comfort of the status quo is to be commended. ...