Saltwater Intrusion of Freshwater Aquifers

Scientific Reports published a study in 2015 outlining the impact that global warming is having on a small Virginia island in the Chesapeake Bay. The results stated that Tangier Island will lose the majority of its landmass due to wave-induced erosion and sea-level rise.

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Florida Just Flushed Its “Toilet” Lake onto Its Beaches

Just in time for tourist season, both of Florida’s coasts are being flooded by dark, polluted water that’s killing ocean creatures and turning away would-be swimmers, fishermen, and other visitors.

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Lee Commissioner on Brown Water: ‘It’s Going to Take Time’

An environmental group, a Lee County commissioner and a real estate agent met Tuesday morning along the Caloosahatchee River to talk about unseasonable flooding and brown water along the Southwest Florida coast.

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Living in a Selfish Florida World: A Rimbaud Moment

The truth of the matter is that I am having a Rimbaud moment. My torrid affair with South Florida has been reduced to a surreal feeling of guilt. I have been living in a selfish world where the Gulf of Mexico meets real estate meets tourism in an unholy confluence of greed.

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Massive Public Works Project Will Help Clean Sacramento River

Most treat water using the strictest standards possible under state law. The Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment plant does not. Improvements are underway to change that. The upgrade is the largest public works project in the region’s history.

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Well-Water Consumption and Parkinson’s Disease in Rural California

Investigators have hypothesized that consuming pesticide-contaminated well water plays a role in Parkinson’s disease (PD), and several previous epidemiologic studies support this hypothesis. Our study, the first to use agricultural pesticide application records, adds evidence that consuming well water presumably contaminated with pesticides may play a role in the etiology of PD.

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Water Roadmap Release in Santa Monica

A county-wide initiative was launched Tuesday in Santa Monica, revealing the latest plan for on-site alternate water supplies. The event saw collaboration between being the City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, TreePeople, Heal the Bay, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Poo Prints: A way to End Dog Waste Nuisance

That miserable moment when you realize you’ve stepped in it: Dog poop. It can ruin you day, but pooch pollution is an even more serious, growing problem across the globe. The Environmental Protection Agency designates dog waste in the same category as toxic oils and chemicals.

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Ingredient for Nuclear Fuel in the Water

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, “roughly 250 miles long and encompassing major cities, up to one in 10 public water systems have raw drinking water with uranium levels that exceed federal and state safety standards, the U.S. Geological Survey has found.

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Aging Pipes Cause Water Problems in St. Joseph, Louisiana

The water crisis currently happening in Flint, Michigan is everyone’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, the town is not alone. While Flint may be in the media spotlight now, there are many other cities nationwide in which water contamination has become a major issue, and sadly, the solutions are too costly for the small communities they afflict.

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Cadiz Valley Water Conservation Project Gathering Steam

The severity of long-term drought in southern California has brought water utilities and private investors together to solve the problem. There are many efforts underway, aimed at diverting, storing and conserving billions of gallons of water for use now, and in the future.

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Crab, Salmon Fishermen Describe Dire State Of Their Industry

California crab fishermen are struggling to pay mortgages, levels of a toxin in the ocean are “unprecedented,” and salmon are struggling to survive in the drought.

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