water quality http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-battle-over-ozark-national-park-heats <p style="margin-right: 0in; margin-left: 0in; font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); margin-bottom: 0.2in; line-height: 15.75pt;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">(Updated at 3:39 p.m., February 20)</strong></em></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:03:30 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33676 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Battle Over Ozark National Park Heats Up Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/draft-management-plan-released-ozark-national-park <p><strong><em>&nbsp;Updated 2:40 p.m. Jan. 22:</em></strong></p><p>The National Park Service is holding the last public meeting on its proposed management plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways tonight in Kirkwood. See below for more details.</p><p></p><p><em><strong>Updated 3:10 p.m. and 4:40 p.m.</strong></em> <em><strong>Jan. 7:</strong></em></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 31305 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Draft Management Plan Released For Ozark National Park Missouri Approves Sweeping Revisions Of Clean Water Standards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-approves-sweeping-revisions-clean-water-standards <p><strong><i>Updated at 5:50 p.m. with quote by Sara Parker Pauley; updated at 3:41 p.m. with quote by Lorin Crandall.</i></strong></p><p>The <a href="http://www.dnr.mo.gov/env/Wpp/cwc/">Missouri Clean Water Commission</a> has approved a sweeping regulatory overhaul of the state's water quality standards.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:30:12 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin, Véronique LaCapra & Marshall Griffin 31218 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Approves Sweeping Revisions Of Clean Water Standards Veolia Contract Could Get Public Airing http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/veolia-contract-could-get-public-airing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opponents of a contract that asks </span>Veolia<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;North America to look for efficiencies in the St. Louis city water department could get a public hearing.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board of Aldermen president Lewis Reed announced today that he’ll ask an aldermanic committee to look into allegations of corporate misbehavior at the company, which is headquartered in France. His request would have to be approved by the entire board.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:54:47 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 8425 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Veolia Contract Could Get Public Airing Concerns Over Veolia Corporate Behavior Delays City Water Contract http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/concerns-over-veolia-corporate-behavior-delays-city-water-contract <p>The city's top elected officials will wait to sign a contract that could help St. Louis save some money in its water division.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:29:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7531 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Concerns Over Veolia Corporate Behavior Delays City Water Contract Anheuser-Busch Contributes Drinking Water To Hurricane Recovery http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/anheuser-busch-contributes-drinking-water-hurricane-recovery <p>Anheuser-Busch is in the process of packaging over one million cans of drinking water for victims of Hurricane Sandy that hit the northeast early this week.</p><p>The St. Louis-based company has the ability to easily convert one or more of its beer-production lines to produce drinking water, which is something it has done in the wake of natural disasters since the late 1980s.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:35:54 +0000 Tina Eaton 6015 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Anheuser-Busch Contributes Drinking Water To Hurricane Recovery EPA releases new online tool for mapping water pollution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-releases-new-online-tool-mapping-water-pollution <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a new tool that allows the public to access information about pollutants that are released into local waterways.</p><p>The <a href="http://cfpub.epa.gov/dmr/">Discharge Monitoring Report Pollutant Loading Tool</a> brings together millions of records and lets users search for and map water pollution.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:01:15 +0000 Alex King 2942 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA releases new online tool for mapping water pollution EPA issues decision on Mo. water quality standards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-issues-decision-mo-water-quality-standards <p>The EPA today<a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/580CBB8A8E395833852578EF00636C59"> issued its decision</a> on Missouri&#39;s water quality standards, <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/newsevents/legal">approving how the state categorized 244 streams, rivers and lakes</a>.</p><p>That decision means water bodies newly designated for high contact uses like swimming will need more protection.</p><p>Some sewage treatment plants, municipalities and others will need to start treating their wastewater discharges.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 23:15:06 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1892 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA issues decision on Mo. water quality standards EPA looks for water contamination near Birds Point levee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-looks-water-contamination-near-birds-point-levee <p>The Environmental Protection Agency is looking for possible water contamination in Southeastern Missouri, in the <a href="http://www.mvm.usace.army.mil/publicaffairs/News/press_releases/bpnm/BPNM_Map.pdf">area affected by the Birds Point levee breach.</a></p><p><a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx">The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers</a> blew up a Mississippi River levee at Birds Point on May 2 to protect upstream communities like Cairo, Ill.</p><p>The levee breach flooded 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland, including a confined animal feeding operation.</p> Tue, 24 May 2011 19:50:44 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1296 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA looks for water contamination near Birds Point levee Koster gives recommendations for improving water quality at Lake of the Ozarks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/koster-gives-recommendations-improving-water-quality-lake-ozarks <p>Missouri Attorney General <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Chris Koster</a> is taking steps he hopes will improve water quality at the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=Lake+of+the+Ozarks&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=&amp;hnear=Lake+of+the+Ozarks&amp;t=h&amp;z=14">Lake of the Ozarks</a>, one of Missouri’s most popular tourist destinations.</p> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 22:31:14 +0000 Adam Allington 392 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Koster gives recommendations for improving water quality at Lake of the Ozarks