Latest Water quality News

Mountain Valley Pipeline gets new permit to build in Appalachian national forest

May. 16, 2023 15:03 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A controversial and long-delayed natural gas pipeline got the green light for construction on national forest land in Virginia and West Virginia after the U.S. Forest Service reissued its approval for a permit, despite past federal appeals court rulings determining...

Seagrass is dying by Tampa and Sarasota as red tide worsens

Apr. 02, 2023 03:14 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — New surveys of seagrass on Florida’s Gulf Coast shows the vital marine plant is continuing to lose ground at a rapid pace in Tampa and Sarasota Bay. Since 2016, the Southwest Florida Water Management District has documented losses of almost 30% of Tampa...