Toms River Joins Water Conservation Challenge

Thomas F. Kelaher, the Mayor of Toms River, is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in a national contest aimed at drastically slashing water and energy use across the nation.

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Drought, Algae Bloom Blamed For Fish Deaths

Scientists say an algae bloom may have killed all the fish at a Northern Nevada reservoir that was a popular fishing spot. Rye Patch Reservoir is about 100 miles northeast of Reno, known for its giant catfish, small-mouthed bass, walleye and wipers, a hybrid between a white bass and a striped bass.

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Shaking the Nanomaterials Out: New Method to Purify Water

The method sounds like a salad dressing recipe: take water, sprinkle in nanomaterials, add oil and shake.

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California Can’t Catch a Break: After Drought, Flooding May Be Next

California’s parched landscape may get some relief with rain and snowfall from El Niño. However, there is such a thing as too much H20—particularly when it comes to the prospect of waters with heightened sea levels blasting through the increasingly brittle levees of the Sacramento Delta.

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The Concrete of the Future Lets Water Run Right Through It

What makes Ron Manuel’s driveway so special? It’s made out of permeable concrete. When it rains, the water drains right through it and into the soil below.

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In East Porterville, Drought Escalates Mental Health Issues

In a town whose problems already include air pollution, water contamination and poverty, the drought has spurred a growing health crisis, worsening respiratory conditions and burdening those with other illnesses.

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Brunswick Landing Water Contamination Remedies in Dispute

Officials tasked with cleaning up the Brunswick Naval Air Station, though, say they are actively monitoring the presence of perflourinated chemicals, or PFCs, and are even testing groundwater they are not mandated to by law.

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Contamination Cleanup Continues at Milan Army Plant

The 22,357 acres at the Milan Army Ammunition Plant may be sacred grounds, but remnants of wars past call for a massive cleanup that is expected to last another 60 years.

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Marin Fire Agencies Find Ways to Conserve Water

Fire departments were not included in the state mandate to cut water use, but that hasn’t stopped California’s Marin fire officials from letting station lawns go brown, skipping vehicle washes and getting creative to slow the flow of water.

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Water Conservation Efforts Connected to Low Chlorine Levels?

Over the past year the city has been urging residents to conserve as much water as possible. Restrictions were lifted because the city believes our outstanding conservation efforts could be one of the reasons behind the low chlorine levels. The city says during the summer months chlorine levels tend to drop off because of the heat.

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Kardashians Among Celebrities Who Have Flouted Water Cuts

Two of the top things California is known for these days have come together: celebrities and the water crisis. When you combine these specialties, you get a sketch of some of the state’s most famous water wasters. A couple of the best-known offenders: Kylie Jenner of the famous Kardashian clan and the rapper Tyga.

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11 Tips for Conserving Water

Article courtesy of Brittany Wienke | Aug 29, 2015 | AlterNet |Shared as Educational Material Taking a long hot shower is something many of us take for granted, just like turning on the tap when we need to drink, bathe or cook. But for the 750 million people around the world who lack access to clean and safe […]

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