The Natural Resources Defense Council’s annual beach water quality report, finds that stormwater runoff and sewage pollution still plagues most US beach waters and the Great Lakes. The report, titled Testing the Waters: A Guide to Water Quality at Vacation Beaches, notes that last year America’s beaches saw the third-highest number of closing and advisory days in more than two decades. The report ... read more >>
Textile suppliers have violated China's environmental laws by contaminating water supplies with chemicals from dyes and printing, according to a new report released from the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. ... read more >>
Colombia is an area of special interest for me and a unique situation because it is home to some very large and well-developed cities but has areas where indigenous people still live. This article discusses some water sanitation issues faced by this country. ... read more >>
Communities looking for the most cost-effective options for managing polluted runoff and protecting clean water should choose green infrastructure solutions, according to a report released today by American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and ECONorthwest. ... read more >>
Floridas magnificent rivers are getting sicker overall, says the Sentinels Down By the Rivers investigation. - OrlandoSentinel.com
Florida's rivers are in trouble.
That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers.
Of the 22 rivers studied, from Miami to Pensacola, nearly half are in decline because of pollution from lawns, street runoff, wastewater and agriculture, and because of shri ... read more >>
During the final update presentation, held at Purdue Calumet, of their nearly five-year, BP-funded study, “Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan,” the research scientists reported that alternative technologies exist for use in meeting the new lower mercury discharge requirement of 1.3 parts per trillion (ppt). ... read more >>
EPA Releases Ground Water Samples from the Lehigh Valley Site; Agency Plans Further Testing to Pinpoint Eastern Edge of Contamination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made available today the results of ground water sampling taken in December 2011 at the Lehigh Valley Railroad Derailment Superfund site in LeRoy, New York. ... read more >>
Researchers at Oregon State University have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon, where larval growth had declined to a level considered by the owners to be "non-economically viable." ... read more >>
To monitor water quality in the city, Regional Pollution Control Board (RPCB) of Gautam Budh Nagar has imported two hi-tech machines that will detect the presence of pollutants in industrial effluents and identify harmful bacteria transferred to water from other sources. Automatic testing through these machines would yield more accurate results as compared to manual testing. ... read more >>