By Stephen Venneman, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ May 21, 2019 Although phosphate mining’s industry leaks from massive, radioactive waste threaten to pollute the Floridian Aquifer, the aquifer is one of the most productive in the world. In fact, the Floridian Aquifer provides drinking water throughout Florida as well as parts of Alabama, Georgia, […]
Written by Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | February 6th, 2018 Uranium is a naturally occurring, radioactive element. This element is often found in nature and can be mined and processed into a metal.1 The processed metal has played a major role in military weapons programs and power generation. But today its […]
Written by April Day, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | October 10th, 2017 Introduction: Leaks, Leaks & More Leaks Aging infrastructure plagues many of America’s water systems, Miami-Dade is no different. On June 20, 2017, “more than 700,000 gallons of raw sewage — poop and wastewater — spilled from a 63-inch pipe.”1 The no-swim […]
By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | August 5, 2016 History of Trichloropropane In the 1940s, there were numerous agricultural divisions that sold products to farmers in hopes of getting a profit. Two of these agricultural divisions, Dow Chemical and Shell, had begun to sell two soil fumigants (under the product name of […]
A joint Yale University and University of Virginia study published in 2008 concluded that the Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.) contains special properties that allow the plant to naturally filter out certain water contaminants (Miller et al., 2008). Dr. Norma Alcantar and her team at the University of South Florida have also studied this relationship and found similar results.
Soon after the transition was made, residents began complaining about the quality of the water, noting its strange color, taste, and smell. With proceeding investigations, it was found that the Flint river, and therefore the water being supplied to the community, was contaminated with almost unprecedented amounts of lead.
On November 8th, the Liberal minister of environment, Catherine McKenna, approved Montreal’s plan to dump 8 billion liters of untreated sewage into the St. Lawrence River.
A study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene found that chloride concentrations exceeded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water-quality criteria at 55 percent and 25 percent of the 168 monitoring locations in northern metropolitan areas from November to April.
This year, the theme is “Water and Sustainable Development,”1 highlighting the issue of water scarcity. Water is a resource used every single day, often times irresponsibly or absentmindedly, making this theme highly relevant for today.
As the recent offensive between Israel and Hamas continues to impact civilian life on either side of Israel’s border with Gaza, news agencies around the world have intensified their focus on this troubled region, decrying the loss of life and calling for a lasting ceasefire, which finally seems to be holding.
At the dawn of the 20th Century cities were becoming more heavily populated and technological innovation grew exponentially. In order to meet the water needs of San Francisco residents, it was proposed that the Hetch Hetchy Valley be dammed . This proposal was supported by a pillar of environmental stewardship – Gifford Pinchot, director of the U.S Forest Service and the ‘father’ of ‘sustainability’.