In the United States we are blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy all the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it. Otherwise we can keep our heads in the sand and wait for someone else to fix the problem. But hey, there's water on the moon, right? I'll start packing.
The EPA is taking public comments on the pesticide Triclosan, which may be, among other things, an endocrin disruptor and is ubiquitous in the environment.
Once people have access to a well and a toilet their lives improve drastically, especially so for women. In Malawi women and girls are typically responsible for bringing water to the household, a task that can sometimes take an hour per trip, for as many as 10 trips each day. Many women make these trips in the dark and are subject to sexual harassment and rape. They typically spend so much time finding water that many women are unable to spend much time with their families and as they grow older, many girls no longer have time to go to school.
Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
As New York considers a moratorium on fracking, it’s worth considering comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and recent natural gas events - like the natural gas blowout in PA.
A new global map illustrates the size and location of 400 oxygen-deprived oceanic "dead zones," most of which are triggered by fertilizer runoff.
When prompted to consider water pollution, most people envision classic point sources; the corroded factory pipe, the municipal waste treatment plant, the oil behemoth's offshore well. But when I don my Water Pollution Contemplation Cap, I inevitably envision industrial livestock facilities.
Those of us at EcoCentric are excited to write about this year’s topic - water - because it’s one of our main issues. The blogging started on Tuesday and continued all week.
Rumors abound about the dark forces that might be at play at the New York State DEC. Next week’s election results could determine the fate of New York’s environment.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. Find fun facts, activities and more about recycling. And make sure you recycle every day.
Did you think "Drill, baby, drill," would go away? Not quite. "Drill, baby, drill" continues to sweep the nation, but in this case it's for a smaller profile fossil fuel - natural gas.
FIJI Water and its parent company, Roll International, are using a lot of water - and making a lot of dough - at the expense of surrounding communities.
The NYC Water System archive, which has just been restored, has photos, drawings and documents that captured the process of designing and building the extensive system.
The natural gas drilling industry is working hard to silence the discussion created by Josh Fox’s film Gasland, which seems to have the industry running a little scared these days.
Our friends at Meatless Monday are at it again...getting some fantastic coverage in the news, that is. The movement is spreading throughout the country and even Oprah, Michael Pollan and Chef Kathy Freston are enthusiastically showing their support for Meatless Monday.
Michael E. "Aquadoc" Campana's story is a testament to the fact that at times something can be found unexpectedly--like a career in hydrogeology. Dr. Campana is a Professor of Geosciences at Oregon State Univ., the president of a professional water resources association and a prolific blogger.