Browsing the "pollution" Tag

West Virginia Water Woes

January 20th, 2014 | by Heather Carr

West Virginia has had its share of water woes.  The latest came last week from a leaky chemical storage facility


Nitrate Monitoring in Real Time

September 23rd, 2013 | by Heather Carr

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


The High Cost of Storm Water Runoff

February 22nd, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The affluent village of Winnetka, outside Chicago, needs a new storm water drainage system. Parts of the village are flooded regularly. The high price tag has some residents complaining


Far-Reaching Impact of Humans

July 20th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Think globally, act locally. That environmental slogan popular in the eighties is still just as relevant as this author's visit to Alaska really shows


Collapsing Seas – An Infographic

April 16th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

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


Before the Clean Water Act: 1970s Photos from the EPA

January 6th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

In 1972, the EPA sent freelance photographers out across the nation to document the state of the environment. The EPA was only a year old at the time and hadn't had much of a chance to change things. Some of these photos show stunningly beautiful wilderness, but some serve as a stark reminder of why we have anti-pollution regulations



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