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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Lake Erie Ecosystem Priority (LEEP)

Studies have shown that urban contamination and algal blooms have increased in Lake Erie in the last decade. This article addresses the care plan necessary to bring quality and vitality back to this Great Lake.

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Americans underestimate household water usage

A survey conducted by Indiana University researcher Shahzeen Attari has found that many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water around the home. Her results have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Lake Erie algae growth threatens tourism, drinking water

According to a Canada-U.S. environmental study released Thursday, an increasing amount of algae is sucking the oxygen out of Lake Erie, leaving a pungent smell and icky green water.

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Drinking water safe despite river oil spill

The St. Charles Parish water intakes on the Mississippi River were temporarily shut off last weekend as a precaution after an oil spill in Vacherie threatened to pollute drinking water downstream.

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Northern Water Utilities Fight The Cold

  Article courtesy of Sara Jerome | March 4, 2014 | Water Online | Shared as educational material How cold is it? It’s so cold that water utilities across the county have asked customers to keep their water running to prevent pipes from freezing this winter. In Minnesota, utilities were extra wary of infrastructure pains […]

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After W. Va. water contamination, senators examine tougher regulations.

U.S. senators are hearing testimony about how to prevent the kind of chemical spill that contaminated the drinking water in and around Charleston, West Virginia, last month. Many residents continue to complain about a strong odor in their water, despite being told it’s safe.

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Chemical levels in West Virginia water drop, but still no end in sight to ban

(CNN) — The level of odorous chemical in West Virginians’ water dropped Friday, but not enough for authorities to lift a warning to avoid drinking, cooking or bathing with it or to give a clear idea as to when things will change.

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Radioactive Fukushima Water Headed for US West Coast

Radioactive water contaminated by Japan’s ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant will soon reach the west coast of the United States, according to Chairwoman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Allison Macfarlane, Bloomberg reports.

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Unregulated Chemicals Found in Drinking Water

WHAT’S IN THE WATER?: Analyzed samples of untreated and treated water from 25 U.S. utilities revealed traces of 18 unregulated chemicals including solvents, herbicides, caffeine, and antidepressants.

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St. Clair drops the ball on drinking water monitoring

Former St. Clair City Superintendent Scott Adkins said last year that St. Clair would continue to monitor river water coming into its water plant for chemical contamination even though the city quit the Drinking Water Monitoring System.

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Water in California – Anaheim – How’s your water?

Often, we hear about California’s water issues, or the Southwest’s water issues, but when was the last time you heard anything specific to your town or neighborhood?

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