June 30, 2014
But NOAA is now forecasting a sad summer for the bay with higher nitrogen runoff pollution leading to even more dead zones. Low oxygen (hypoxic) areas are NOT conducive to happy fish. And the VIMS model predicts more than the average 10 percent of the bay being affected. So algae blooms may be more prevalent than usual. Striped bass and crabs will be the first to suffer. Unfortunately, jelly fish don't seem to mind and will continue to be the object of many foul words.
A new free mobile app from the nice folks at www.askHRgreen.org/TapIt can lead you to clean tap water sources in the greater Hampton Roads area.
More than 100 local restaurants and businesses are already participating.
June 20, 2014
To read the report, go to www.environmentvirginia.org
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FracFocus is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The website was created to provide the public access to reported chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing within their area. To help users put this information into perspective, the site also provides objective information on hydraulic fracturing, the chemicals used, the purposes they serve and the means by which groundwater is protected.
The primary purpose of this site is to provide factual information concerning hydraulic fracturing and groundwater protection. It is not intended to argue either for or against the use of hydraulic fracturing as a technology. It is also not intended to provide a scientific analysis of risk associated with hydraulic fracturing. While FracFocus is not intended to replace or supplant any state governmental information systems it is being used by a number of states as a means of official state chemical disclosure. Currently, ten states: Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, North Dakota, Montana, Mississippi, Utah, Ohio and Pennsylvania use Fracfocus in this manner.
Virginia is not on this list. So folks in King George, Caroline, Essex, Westmoreland and King and Queen Counties may be kept in the dark.
Thursday morning on Jamestown Island, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell got a firsthand look at emergency archaeology.
To read the full article, click on this link or copy and paste it into your browser: http://www.dailypress.com/news/science/dp-nws-jamestown-interior-climate-20140605,0,2157106.story