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Study shows filtration benefits of mussels

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The presence of mussels can significantly improve water quality through filtration, a new study shows.
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Underwater grass regrowth improves water quality in Chesapeake Bay

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Underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River have made a major comeback in the last decade thanks to reductions in nutrient pollution, stimulating further improvements in the quality of the water.
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USDA to invest $45 million to protect Lake Champlain from farm runoff

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $45 million to protect soil and water quality from farm runoff entering Lake Champlain in Vermont over the next five years.
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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission secures $9.2 million EPA grant

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The proceeds will be used for projects, such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities and upgrading collection systems.
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USDA funds efforts to improve water quality in Lake Erie

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to support a range of projects.
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EPA funds 'citizen science' water quality checks in New York, New Jersey

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Grants of $25,000 have been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to community groups in New York and New Jersey to help monitor water pollution over the summer.
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Canadian team to study impact of shale gas development on water quality

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Scientists at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) will examine surface water conditions in areas of New Brunswick with the highest potential for shale gas exploration.
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Maryland's plan to reduce water pollution gets EPA approval

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New pollution limits set by Maryland in an effort to improve water quality in the state's coastal bays have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Delaware water quality project receives NFWF funding

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The town of Greenwood, Delaware, has commenced a restoration project at its park and two local industrial sites with the help of funding from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).
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Majority of consumers happy with water quality, survey finds

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A recent international survey found that U.S. consumers rank 22nd in the list of the countries that are most satisfied with the quality of their tap water.
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