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 […]
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It may seem contradictory that drought increases runoff pollution. It’s a complicated problem, but not one without solutions.
Dr. Tyrone Hayes’ story reads like a movie script. Originally from a segregated town in South Carolina, the young African-American studied tadpoles in his yard and later won a scholarship to Harvard. He then became the second-youngest tenured professor in the Integrative Biology Dept. at UC-Berkeley. While doing research on the effects of atrazine for the chemical company Novartis (now owned by Syngenta), Hayes discovered that the popular pesticide causes chemical castration and feminization in frogs and hormonal disruption in humans that can lead to infertility and breast cancer.
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.
A new water treatment system is being built to clean up La Brea Tar Pits runoff.
When plastic and toxic chemicals make their way into the water, they don’t stay put. All the more reason to do what we can to stop water pollution now!
Researchers testing water from streams in farming areas found significant levels of Monsanto RoundUp in the water.
This week the EPA proposed national regulations to govern the safe management and disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. In 2008, an impoundment full of waste coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority ruptured. The resulting 1.1 billion gallon spill caused major environmental damage to the surrounding land and water, displaced residents and […]
Robert Glennon is the author of Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It. I’m sure the whole book is a good read, but for a snapshot of some of the biggest water issues we face today, here are some of Glennon’s thoughts supplemented with a little additional research of my own.
Pesticide runoff is one of the biggest problems facing streams, rivers and lakes in the agricultural regions around the U.S. A recent study found that the levels of several damaging pesticides are decreasing in the central United States. The study looked at eleven herbicides and insecticides consistently in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, and neighboring […]
Am I a girl? Am I a boy? That’s what bass are asking themselves in US rivers across the country.Â According to a new research study released by the US Geological Society on September 14, 2009, widespread “intersex” bass are found in eight of the nine rivers.
In an extensive series on “toxic waters”, the New York Times has discovered that “more than 50 percent of regulated facilities violated the Clean Water Act (CWA), but enforcement actions against polluters were infrequent.” Hawaii has the greatest number of violators per 100 facilities; Nevada has the least.Â Missouri is the state with the least […]