New Methods of Thinking about Water are Necessary to Prevent Crises

Article courtesy of Libby Bernick | February 22nd, 2017 | GeenBiz | Shared as educational material. Water crises outranked weapons of mass destruction and infectious disease as “the top societal risk to the global economy.” In 2016, companies indicated that lack of clean fresh water led to more than $14 billion in costs. One organization […]

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Snow Science Could Be Key to Water Supply in The U.S.

Article courtesy of Staff of Rani Gran | February 16th, 2017 | NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center | Shared as educational material. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is leading a field campaign called SnowEx to measure the water contained in snow. More than one-sixth of the world’s population relies on seasonal […]

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Scientists Develop a Method to Warn of Toxic Algae Blooms Before They Develop

By William Young, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | February 3, 2017 Scientists have found more than one way to determine when a harmful algae bloom will occur. With these advancements, water ecosystems will be even more protected. Algae bloom is a natural process that occurs when an abundance of nutrients enters an area […]

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European Court of Justice Rules over Ireland’s Wastewater Treatment

Article courtesy of Staff of RTÉ.ie| February 15th, 2017 | RTÉ.ie | Shared as educational material. The European Union publicized that it is suing Ireland in the European Court of Justice over wastewater treatment failures at 38 locations in the country. Some of these failures could have been addressed in 2000. Ireland needs €433 million […]

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Florida’s Space Coast Water System Sees Massive Sewage Entrance

Article courtesy of Staff of NBC 6 News | January 28th, 2017 | NBC 6 News | Shared as educational material. A broken sewer pipe “accidentally” released 14,000 gallons of “raw sewage” into a storm water system that goes into the Indian River Lagoon, according to authorities. The release was not stopped for 4 hours. […]

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Predicting Uranium Contamination Will be Easier With These Models

Article courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory | February 2nd, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. A recent study led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will lead to better models that predict uranium contamination in groundwater at former mining sites. This new study discovered that […]

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Oroville Dam Forced to Use Emergency Spillway after Crisis

Article courtesy of Henry Fountain | February 13th, 2017 | New York Times | Shared as educational material. The Oroville Dam in California was forced to use its emergency spillway for the first time since its construction nearly 50 years ago. The dam is also using its main spillway, which is damaged by erosion. Lake […]

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UK Ban on Microplastics May Be First Step to Comprehensive Plan

Article courtesy of Press Association | February 8th, 2017 | The Guardian | Shared as educational material. The United Kingdom is considering banning microplastics, which are tiny plastics no more than 5mm in diameter. Marine life can eat microplastics, which already number in the trillions in the sea. Microplastics can harm fish and crustaceans. Environmental […]

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Hyderabad’s Water Problems to Get Worse as Summer Creeps Closer

Article courtesy of Sunil Mungarai | February 11th, 2017 | Times of India | Shared as educational material. In Hyderabad, India, water problems are expected to get worse by summer. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) planned to lay pipelines to construct service reservoirs and to construct distribution networks, but these plans have been delayed. These […]

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Plastic Pollution in Great Lakes Just One Example of Nonpoint Source Pollution

By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save the Water™ | January 28, 2017 Plastic pollution plagues the Great Lakes region and is just one example of the difficulty in addressing the source instead of the symptoms. One of the most important aspects in treating water contamination is determining and targeting the source. As author Frank […]

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