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West Virginia Water Woes

West Virginia has had its share of water woes.  The latest came last week from a leaky chemical storage facility when MCHM, a little-studied chemical, contaminated the drinking water supply of Charleston, West Virginia. Initially, residents were told not to drink the water, bathe in it, or wash their clothes or dishes with it.  People […]

January 20th

Nitrate Monitoring in Real Time

Nitrate monitoring in real time along the Mississippi River basin helps determine the size of the annual dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico as well as how well efforts to reduce the dead zone are working. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) uses cutting edge optical sensor technology to measure nitrate levels across the watershed.

September 23rd

Collapsing Seas – An Infographic

The oceans make up about 70% of the Earth and support all life on the planet. There are so many issues of concern with the oceans today – overfishing, pollution, sea level rise – it’s hard to keep it all straight. This infographic packages all that into bite-size pieces.

April 16th

Malibu Bans Septic Systems to Protect Surfers

It’s hard to believe a famous city like Malibu, California would still have polluting septic systems.  With 21-miles of coastline, Malibu is a favorite spot for surfers and water enthusiasts.  The Malibu Surfing Association has led the way in getting the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board to “prohibit the release of pollutants and […]

December 26th

EPA Testing Permeable Surfaces for Green Parking Lots

Nothing makes a city/suburb look like a concrete jungle more than acres and acres of asphalt parking lots.  Not only are parking lots an eyesore, they also are a source of water pollution due to urban runoff containing oil, grease, pesticides, bacteria, salts, animal waste, trash, heavy metals, etc.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

November 24th