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Drinking Water — Where It Comes From

Surface water — like lakes, rivers, and reservoirs — is one major source of our drinking water. Groundwater is another. The surface water comes from precipitation, like rain and melting snow and ice. Surface water moves over land to collect in lower areas, so it can contain chemicals it absorbs along the way. Some cities, like Los Angeles and […]

March 6th

Louisiana Sinkhole Update 23 Aug 2013

The massive sinkhole in Assumption Parish, Louisiana continues to grow.  The latest videos show trees being swallowed whole. Seismic monitoring picked up signs of a collapse in the Oxy3 cavern, so it was no surprise when trees started sinking.  When debris falls into the sinkhole, often crude oil and natural gas come to the surface […]

August 23rd

Freezing Fukushima

With the radiation still leaking from the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plant, the owners have come up with a plan to stop radioactive water from making it to the ocean – freezing it.

August 20th

Support for Keystone XL Pipeline Fading

The political support behind the Keystone XL pipeline seems to be fading. Information about the consulting firm that produced the environmental impact statement on the pipeline indicates they were hired by the company building the Keystone XL pipeline. More scrutiny on the environmental effects of the diluted bitumen that will be flowing through the pipeline and a closer look at the number of jobs that won’t be created by the pipeline are further eroding support.

August 12th