Written by Huang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | January 27th, 2018 The term “endocrine-disrupting chemical” (EDC) has been widely discussed in recent years, yet the exact definition of the term remains disputed. Also known as “endocrine-disrupting contaminants,” EDCs can be loosely defined as any substance that interferes with the endocrine system. The […]
By April Day, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 26, 2017 The ocean is undergoing chemical reactions that impact marine life and humans. Local communities cannot stop these reactions but can slow and manage its effects, in part, by supporting approaches informed by science. What is ocean acidification? The term “ocean acidification” refers […]
By Kimberly Sung, Education Project Leader for Save the Water™ | November 3, 2016 Venice, “The Floating City,” was built in the 5th century over 118 low-lying salt marshes in the Venetian Lagoon, which is located along the northeastern shore of Italy. The city developed from a series of smaller communities that, over time, became […]
Unusually warm ocean water has caused a huge algae bloom along the west coast of the United States. Also known as “Red Tide” or harmful algae blooms (HABs), Domoic acid has severely impacted marine life, shutting down most of California’s crab fisheries.
Over the past year, different media outlets and environmental organizations On July 30, the Associated Press released a study about water quality at Rio’s Olympic venues. The report detailed significant human waste pollution in venues for rowing, triathlon and sailing and the infection risks that the pollution carries.
After testing water samples from the Little Bow River and the Travers Reservoir, Alberta Environment workers released a statement on July 19, 2015, claiming that the spill did not present a risk to human health. Thus, the Alberta government lifted the advisory regarding the possible water contamination shortly after.
The Chernobyl disaster of 1986 is one of the 20th century’s most catastrophic incidents of radioactive water contamination.