On March 29, 2013, a pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas ruptured, spilling tar sands oil throughout the streets. The heavy bitumen soaked into the soil and made its way into local waterways. Six weeks later, ExxonMobil is not making much headway in cleaning up the spill.
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With Missouri recently posting its drinking water quality reports online, where does that leave the rest of the U.S. states? Environmental Working Group (EWG) compiled a national drinking water database and has it online.
Missouri has placed water quality reports online for every public water system in the state. They are the first state in the U.S. to do this.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their report on the amount needed to repair the nation’s water infrastructure. They found that $384 billion would be necessary to repair and replace the aging infrastructure for the treatment, storage, transportation, and distribution of drinking water over the next twenty years.
The recent drought in Ontario, Canada has stressed water supplies. Governments have placed water use restrictions on citizens, but not corporations like Nestle Waters Canada.
A newly developed hybrid grass reduces flooding from agricultural runoff while providing nutritious forage for livestock.
A new study rates marine conservation in the U.S. by state. Which states fare the best? Which states could use the most improvement in their marine conservation strategies?
Though sharks have survived mass extinctions and environmental changes to swim in our waters for more than 400 million years, their resilience is now being put to the test because of the worldwide practice of shark finning. Shark populations may have the chance to thrive again, however, thanks to recent action on state bills, to ban the sale, trade, distribution and possession of shark fins.
The water cycle has been significantly affected by human activity, along with nearly every other part of the natural world.
Portland, Oregon voters have said no to adding fluoride to the drinking water.
The last decade has seen U.S. aquifers depleting three times as fast as any time in the preceding century.
The Indian state of Gujarat will soon build the world’s largest freshwater reservoir in a sea.