China Water Stress May Worsen Even With Transfer Projects

China is likely to have more trouble tapping enough water to fill its needs even though the government is funding an ambitious project to move supplies from the south to the arid north.

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New Analysis Shows West Virginia’s Chemical Spill Traveled Into Kentucky

The chemical that contaminated West Virginia’s drinking water supply last year traveled father and lingered longer than had been previously recorded, according to a new study by U.S. Geological Survey researchers.

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A porch-crawler is not a cocktail: The Unknowns of Fracking Wastewater

Flowback water from the fracking process is a highly saline mixture that contains concentrated bromide, chloride, metals such as barium and strontium, and naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORMs) in the form of radium isotopes.

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Challenges of Providing Water in Africa

One of the most notable changes in modern times is the rapid urbanization of our planet, which began in the 19th century. While in 1950, 29 percent of the global population lived in cities, that figure is estimated now at 50 percent and by 2030 it will reach 61 percent.

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Coal Ash and Fracking Fluid: Two More Victories for Environmental Protection

While America recently elected a new and possibly anti-environmental Congress, we are still ending 2014 on a high note with two environmental victories. Both originated in the executive branch of government–one in our national government and the other in the New York state government.

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A&M Report: Hydraulic Fracturing Adds to Water Stress in the Eagle Ford Shale

Hydraulic fracturing in the Eagle Ford Shale is adding water stress to a region where aquifers already are being overdrawn, according to a new report from the Mosbacher Institute at Texas A&M University.

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Forget Oil. Here Are The More Insidious Things That Polluted America’s Air And Water This Year

This year, three billion gallons of waste were injected into California’s underground aquifers. Eighty millions pounds of toxic grey goop were spilled in a North Carolina waterway. Clouds of thick, black, oily dust coated children’s playground equipment in Chicago’s southeast side.

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Coal Ash Sites Contaminate Water Supply with Deadly Toxic Metals

Coal-fired power plants create around 140 million ton of fly ash and other combustion wastes every year (2). The wastes created from the power plants contain some of the most toxic metals such as titanium, mantancse, arsenic, mercury, lead and molybdenum (1).

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How the Frack did over Three Billion Gallons of Water get Contaminated due to Fracking

Fracking is a controversial issue on its own. It becomes a bigger issue when it contaminates an already scarce resource.

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Think the Air Pollution Is Bad? China Faces a Water Contamination Crisis

China’s hazardous smog is an in-your-face and choke-your-lungs kind of problem—hard to miss, particularly when air quality soars to severely polluted levels, as it did in Beijing today (Nov.19). But an equally dire environmental threat is the alarmingly low quality of China’s water resources.

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“Blood in the Water”: The Privatization of California’s Water Spells Disaster

Governor Brown spoke last week lobbying for Proposition 1 at Stanford University on October 23rd, at a conference organized by the Stanford Wood’s Institute, whose co-director is Stanford Hoover Institute member Barton Thompson. The Stanford Hoover Institute and Bechtel (the multi-billion dollar construction company), through the funding of studies taught at Stanford, appear to be promoting the DTP and its probable use as a source of water for fracking in the possible 15 Billion barrel Monterey Shale Formation spread across central and southern California.

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This Map Shows How Fast the World Is Depleting Irreplaceable Groundwater Reserves

Satellite surveys detail a growing water crisis that scientists fear will cut food production and trigger more wars and civil strife.

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