Nitrogen Pollution from Fertilizers Threaten Long Island Water Sources

While fertilizers are used to brighten the yard, there are darker consequences that the average Long Islander is unaware of.

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Storage of Fracking Gas Puts New York Finger Lakes at Risk

The Texas-based company, Crestwood Midstream Partners, has plans to connect pipelines that would transport fracking gas, including methane and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), from areas in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia and store it at the lake in abandoned salt caverns dating back to the 19th century.

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Filling the Gaps: Save the Water Research and the Push for TSCA Reform

An estimated 80,000 chemicals are available for commercial use in the United States and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only been able to restrict the use of less than 10. It is clear that potentially harmful substances are able to slip through the broken legislation. However, passing a new law that can please everyone will not be an easy task. A mix of issues from all parties involved creates a severe challenge in reforming the TSCA.

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Exploring Forward Osmosis: Is It Worth It?

Forward osmosis is a process that is currently being explored and tested more frequently. Experts seek to discover the effectiveness of the process to produce freshwater from the dirtiest wastewaters in which reverse osmosis cannot.

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Is this the beginning of the end for the Nolichucky River?

The Nolichucky River runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and flows into Tennessee before joining the French Broad River. It is home to a variety of wildlife and is an integrated part of the communities that reside alongside it. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, claim that a five-mile stretch of this river is one of the last habitats for at least three types of endangered mollusks.

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What We Think We Know about Water

March 22nd, 2015 — this year’s World Water Day — make this the day that we begin to think differently.

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Lakes of Jello: Industrial Pollution is Turning North American Lakes into Jelly

Dr Adam Jeziorski and his research team from the Department of Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario published their findings in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Entitled “The Jellification of North Temperate Lakes”, their paper argues that acidification from industial processes, such as oil production, is having a direct impact on aquatic organisms heavily reliant on calcium, in particular members of the Daphnia genus, the water fleas that are among the dominant planktonic species of these lakes.

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Florida’s Mid-Term Election will Determine Prospective Treatment of Water Supply

As Florida residents drive past dozens of lawn signs and bumper stickers, “Say yes to one” has caught some attention. As the November elections rapidly approach in the state, water conservation has landed at the top spot on the ballot. The Florida Water and Land Conservation Amendment obtained the number one spot on the ballot for this years’ mid-term elections. If passed, the Land Acquisitions Trust Fund would be required to restore and maintain wetlands including the Everglades, forests, drinking water sources, beaches, rivers and lakes.

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Nature Be Dammed: The Hetch Hetchy Dam Debate

At the dawn of the 20th Century cities were becoming more heavily populated and technological innovation grew exponentially. In order to meet the water needs of San Francisco residents, it was proposed that the Hetch Hetchy Valley be dammed . This proposal was supported by a pillar of environmental stewardship – Gifford Pinchot, director of the U.S Forest Service and the ‘father’ of ‘sustainability’.

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Michigan City Declares Emergency over Water Main Breaks

While much of the Great Lakes remain encapsulated in ice and summer temperatures are only just now beginning to hold steady, Michigan residents have found another reason to curse the polar vortices of this past winter — several water main breaks resulting in interrupted water supply and quality throughout the state.

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MTBE Contamination in Ground Water: Sources and Behavior

This report synthesizes information about the effects of Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on ground water and public drinking wells. It is based solely on a literature review of relevant materials from predominantly American organizations researching wells in the United States. This report is a data-based investigation of MTBE contamination.

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The Effects of Extensive Ice Cover on the Great Lakes

As the record-setting winter of 2014 continues, extensive ice coverage across the Great Lakes has both pros and cons for life and industry on the Great Lakes Basin and has the world wondering whether they will completely freeze over for the first time this century.

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