Fracking is a drilling technique that blasts millions of gallons of water and chemicals to break up rock formations deep beneath the earth’s surface and release natural gas. It's been heavily criticized, and some environmentalists contend that fracking contaminates groundwater. In addition, water is increasingly scarce in regions where fracking is common. ... read more >>
A novel new adsorbent for removing emerging contaminants from wastewater that is more effective, reusable and environmentally friendly, has been developed by researchers in Temple University's Water and Environmental Technology (WET) Center.
The researchers used cyclodextrins, a family of compounds made up of bound glucose (sugar) molecules, to develop their adsorbent material, which could have ... read more >>
Dr Ruth Patrick has passed away on Monday, September 23rd in Lafayette Hill, PA. She has passed away at the age of 105. Dr. Patrick was a leading scientist in freshwater ecosystem or pronounced as limnology. Entering the Academic world in 1930's, addressing water pollution before anyone thought of considering it, stated a former Yale Dean of Forestry. Dr. Patrick has left a lasting impression ... read more >>
he deep-sea soft-sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010's Deepwater Horizon well head blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely take decades to recover from the spill's impacts, according to a scientific paper reported in the online scientific journal PLoS One. ... read more >>
The London super sewer should be abandoned in favour of smaller, cheaper projects to clean up the Thames, according to a veteran water regulator.
Thames Water, the UK's largest water company, wants to build a £4.2bn, 16-mile (25km) sewer from Acton to Abbey Mills to stop raw sewage flooding into the Thames during heavy rains. But Sir Ian Byatt, the director general of Ofwat from 1989 to 2000, ... read more >>
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd has been ordered to drain a lake on the site of its northern Alberta oil sands project so that contamination on the lake's bottom, from a leak that has been spilling tar-like bitumen for months, can be cleaned up. The province of Alberta's environment department issued an environmental protection order on Tuesday that compels the company to drain a two-thirds of the ... read more >>
`Otter’, the water pollution indicator is fighting a losing battle | IndiLeak — Latest India Breaking News, Real Hard News, Scam News, Politics, Entertainment News
Probably the only indicator of water pollution in nature is disappearing fast from the wild. The culprit again as in most of the cases are `we’, the humans. And the animal in question whose existence is in danger is the semi-aquatic fish eating mammal, the common otter. ... read more >>
The Suwannee River Water Management District received $5.4 million for two springs protection and restoration projects. Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection approved the District’s funding request on Wednesday for the improvement projects. The SRWMD is teaming with Dixie County to provide a local funding match totaling $352,000 as the DEP plans to contribute $1.5 million. The District ... read more >>
Mega-mines will have to comply with tough water trigger law: Greg Hunt | Environment | theguardian.com
Huge coalmines proposed by Clive Palmer and a company co-owned by Gina Rinehart are among 47 projects that the new environment minister, Greg Hunt, has determined must comply with tough new federal rules about their impact on water, under laws enacted in the dying days of the former Labor government. ... read more >>
Water from the Richmond supply is safe to drink but any increase in nitrate levels would be of concern, says Nelson Marlborough medical officer of health Ed Kiddle.
He was responding to a scientific report that said already-high levels of nitrate in groundwater in parts of the Waimea Plains could become significantly worse if the Lee Valley dam proceeds due to nutrient leaching from increased ... read more >>