Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials announced an initiative to develop new rules refining water quality standards for beach and recreational waters throughout the state. ... read more >>
The EPA doesn’t seem very interested in finding out whether fracking pollutes groundwater. The latest indication of this emerged over the weekend in the Los Angeles Times. ... read more >>
A project operated by China's largest coal miner, Shenhua Group, has reduced groundwater levels in an Inner Mongolia region and discharged high levels of toxic wastewater, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said on Tuesday.
The report, the first by Greenpeace to single out and publicly challenge one of China's powerful state-owned companies, comes as the country's new leadership steps up ... read more >>
he Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation actually tests for E. coli levels on our local watersheds, so News 5 went to the local office to get the latest statistics.
Mark Braswell, TDEC's external affairs director for the Johnson City field office, told us E. coli levels were last collected in late June on Boone Lake. "The highest number we received back from our lab was about 22 ... read more >>
Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollution in urban areas, as rainwater and melted snow course through city streets, eventually washing pollutants into rivers and streams. Earlier this month, I wrote about a plan that would address this problem by cultivating wetlands around East Boston, which act as natural water purifiers. Last week, the Harvard Gazette reported on another solution: the i ... read more >>
Drilling for natural gas caused “significant damage” to drinking-water aquifers in a Pennsylvania town at the center of a fight over the safety of hydraulic fracturing, according to a report prepared by a federal official.
The previously unreleased document from an employee at the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office found that drilling or fracking, in which water, sand and chemic ... read more >>
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A year away from the start of a major scheme to divert water from the water-abundant south of China to the arid north, a central Chinese city that is home to a major water source still faces huge challenges in pollution control.
A 370-square-km area in Danjiangkou in the city of Shiyan, Hubei Province, is scheduled to be inundated as of August to store water from the Hanjiang River, a major t ... read more >>
For half a century, the polluted waters of the Charles River have been accepted as fact in Boston. A 1966 rock and roll love letter to the city put them at the center of the city's mythology. (The chorus? "Well I love that dirty water. Boston you're my home"). That Beantown anthem is the Red Sox victory song in Fenway Park. ... read more >>
A new study of 100 private water wells in and near the Barnett Shale showed elevated levels of potential contaminants such as arsenic and selenium closest to natural gas extraction sites, according to a team of researchers that was led by UT Arlington associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry Kevin Schug. ... read more >>