Road Salt Threatens to Salinize North American Freshwater

By Madeline Gressman, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | May 10, 2017 As springtime thaws the country, many are sighing with relief as frost rescinds and flowers begin to bloom. However, as the snow and ice melt away, few realize the lasting impact the winter season will have on the future of neighboring fresh […]

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Florida’s Algal Blooms

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | September 6, 2016 Florida has been experiencing a rather serious water crisis as of late, one that has the danger of causing widespread disaster for the region. Most people are describing it as a “guacamole-like sludge” that is due to faulty political and economic decisions […]

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Oil Sheen Found near Power Station on Potomac River

Oil sheens occur in conjunction with oil spills. Sheens are rainbow-colored films that form on the surface of water when oil is discharged, and indicate contamination in the water. While oil sheens may sound benign, they can be as deleterious as oil spills themselves.

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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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University of Miami Launches Conservation Program

Water conservation is something that everyone can take part in. While it is important to initiate ecologically conscious changes in our daily lives, it is important to encourage that change in all parts of our communities. Across the country nearly 20 million students attend colleges & universities.1 These institutions have the ability to make a huge impact, negative or positive, on the environment.

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U.S. Septic Systems and Their Effect on Drinking Water

Septic systems have been put in place all around the United States since 1883. While these systems are generally a safe and effective way of treating waste water, they tend to malfunction when they are installed in improper soil such as sand or clay.

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