About 125,000 gallons of oil spilled into the Red Deer River after a pipeline broke in Jackson Creek. The oil coated the banks of Jackson Creek and the Red Deer River for more than sixteen miles before reaching the Gleniffer Reservoir, where it is being contained with multiple booms.
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An industrial waste disposal facility dumped a chemical in the Tone River in Japan, causing formaldehyde levels to exceed acceptable limits. More than 300,000 households lost their water supply over the last weekend.
210,000 households in Japan lost their water supply over the weekend when formaldehyde was found in the Tone River.
How much water is available on Earth? A surprisingly small amount. This visual from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute really brings that home.
The Tar Creek Superfund Site is an area along the Kansas/Oklahoma border which was mined for lead and zinc for much of the twentieth century. When the price for ore dropped, the mining companies went bankrupt or closed up and left behind some of the worst polluted land in the U.S.
The drinking water in Dimock, Pennsylvania has been found to be safe, according to the EPA. This latest finding indicates that fracking is not the source of the contaminants in the area’s well water.
A hand-held nano-filtration system called Lifesaver could offer an alternative to shipping bottled water to regions affected by disaster.
Drinking Water Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance and role water plays in our lives.
A new study from Durham University recommends hydraulic fracturing operations maintain a minimum distance of 600 meters from ground water and other sensitive rock strata.
The EPA announced Friday it would be dropping a lawsuit against Range Resources. Range Resources has been accused by Parker County, Texas homeowners of polluting their well water with hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.
World Water Day is held every year on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. With the severe drought that Texas suffered last year, and which is still continuing even while we’re under a flood watch, I think about water frequently.
UN Millennium Development Goal Met – Proportion of People Unable to Access Safe Drinking Water Cut in Half
In 2000, the United Nations set some goals called Millennium Development Goals (MDG). One of those goals was to halve the proportion of people who have no access to safe drinking water by 2015. That goal was met at the end of 2010 – two billion more people on this planet have access to safe drinking water.