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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.