Water contamination news: Within 100 years: Our underground drinking water could be filled with toxic waste [Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, Businessinsider.com]
U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth. Our drinking water could be filled with toxic waste
Water crisis in USA: Military base Camp Lejeune toxic water investigation. The families and protectors of the United States health is in jeopardy . [Alyssa Litoff, Katie Hinman, courtesy of ABC News]
USA Military “Camp Lejeune” water contamination may finally get help, 30 Years Later: Military base toxic water investigation
Good water news: Mayors make ‘Declaration on Water Sustainability’ to protect Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
Mayors from Québec, Ontario and the U.S. , made a ‘Declaration on Water Sustainability‘ and committed to common sustainable water management practices to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence last week.
Fracking news: Fracking mines spread quickly in U.S. / Fracking by country data included [Dan Vergano, Russel Mc Lendon, Wikipedia]
Since the late 1990s, American landscapes have become dotted with a small forest of shale gas wells according to the American Petroleum Institute. In the past decade, this steady development has become a gusher as nearly half the country has staked claim to these energy riches. In 2000, the USA had 342,000 natural gas wells. By 2010, more than 510,000 were in place — a 49 percent jump — according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration
Studies from the US Geological Survey show that about 1 in 5 domestic wells in New Hampshire have elevated levels of arsenic, which is how about 40 percent of New Hampshire residents get their drinking water.
Quality water news: Bio filters from tree fungi – Students research synthetic variant enzymes that can break down estrogen. [Phys.org, University of Bielefeld, David J Handelsman, www.endotext.org, Wikipedia]
From the Genome-Based Systems Biology, Molecular Cell Biology, and Molecular Biotechnology degree programmes, 15 students have been spending their free time since May of 2012 in the laboratory making new DNA building blocks, reproducing them, and producing enzymes. They have submitted the project to the ‘international Genetically Engineered Machine competition’ (iGEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA.
Water pollution news: Education Program: Drinking water contamination: What are the facts about chloramines: Chloramines center of debate in Albemarle
A panel of experts presented data to the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA) on how the chemical is linked to long-term health problems. Opponents argue chloramine doesn’t protect our water from bacteria and viruses such as E. coli and Polio. Those against it say argue the least expensive way is not the safest.
Water contamination and chemistry news: Wastewater and antibiotic resistance [Chemistry Views,Chemical & Engineering News]
Water chemistry news: Wastewater and Antibiotic Resistance,Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Killed In Wastewater and Redesigned Antibiotic for Antibiotic-Resistent Bacteria
Fracking news: Michigan, Ohio should strengthen laws on fracking, says new NWF report [Jordan Lubetkin, GLIN Daily News]
A new legal analysis by the National Wildlife Federation finds that laws in Michigan and Ohio need to be improved to protect the region’s streams, rivers, lakes, and wildlife from the risks of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.”
Water contamination news: Methane migration probed in Tioga County [Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau, StateImpact Pennsylvania]
Investigating a potential case of methane migration in Tioga County near gas-drilling sites operated by a Shell Oil Co. subsidiary.
Great water news: Sustainable denim manufacturing process creates ‘green’ jeans [American Chemical Society]
Advanced Denim, can produce a pair of jeans using up to 92 percent less water and up to 30 percent less energy than conventional denim manufacturing methods
Water contamination news: Toxic garden hose water: Drinking from common water hoses potentially dangerous, study finds. [Huffingtonpost, Ecology Center and reports from EPA / FDA]
Water,Garden hose, Report on toxic chemicals found in garden hoses:According to the study, the water also contained plastic additives including phthalates —or plasticizers — and bisphenol A (BPA) that were “found to migrate out of the hose material into water contained in the hose.