Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts Could Become Nationwide Model | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts Could Become Nationwide Model

Play associated audio

A high ranking official of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency believes the Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts could be a model for restoration efforts nationwide. Acting Deputy Administrator and General Counsel Scott Fulton says the development of a bay cleanup strategy is worth watching as a sign of new approaches that could be applied to water quality management around the country. President Obama ordered the agency to come up with the strategy. The EPA official also noted at an American Bar Association meeting in Baltimore the impact of pollution from suburban and urban areas, as well as from farms. Fulton says urban and suburban runoff pollution is the fastest growing source of bay pollution, and that it may be the most significant.

Bill Redlin reports...

NPR

Out Of Ukraine, This 'Suitcase' Packs An Immigrant's Story With Humor

Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.
NPR

Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.
NPR

The New SuperPAC That Spends Big So That Others Spend Less

A new SuperPAC aims to reduce the influence of big money in politics — and it's starting by raising millions of dollars, in part from wealthy donors.
NPR

OkCupid Sometimes Messes A Bit With Love, In The Name Of Science

OkCupid, the online dating site, disclosed Monday that they sometimes manipulate their users' profiles for experiments.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.