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 […]
Article courtesy of Anthony Watt | January 6th, 2017 | Dispatch-Argus | Shared as educational material. A bioreactor, a pit with untreated and unpreserved wood chips, reduces agricultural nitrates in the water. Human activity like agriculture can cause an overdose, known as nutrient pollution, of substances including nitrates which cause algae populations to increase. People […]
By Hoang-Nam Vu, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | November 21, 2016 Many Americans envision water pollutants as toxic sludge seeping from industrial wastelands, but that is simply not the entire truth. While industrial runoff contributes to the pollution of lake and river ecosystems, much of water pollution lies in aspects we wouldn’t associate […]
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 […]
Mines like the Gold King Mine Threaten Water with Heavy Metals, Such as Lead and Arsenic – Mines Must Treat Water
The Gold King Mine has been leaking fluids into its surrounding area since its shuttering in 1923. This has resulted in the formation of dozens of toxic wells in its immediate vicinity.
Arsenic is a potent carcinogen and is known to cause cancer of the skin, lung, kidney, bladder and liver. Arsenic (As) poisoning from drinking water has been called the worst natural disaster in the history of mankind. Naturally occurring arsenic in private wells threatens people in many US states and parts of Canada.
“By applying innovative technologies to study these harmful algal blooms, we’re opening new windows into what organisms are there and how those communities change over time,” he said. “We’re able to track specific organisms in a way that hasn’t been possible before.”
The brine, a by-product of the oil and gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, spilled into two creeks that empty into the Missouri River, according to news reports.
The fact that a second contaminant in West Virginia’s drinking water eluded detection for nearly two weeks — despite intense testing of the water — reveals an important truth about how companies test drinking water: In most cases, they only find the contaminants they’re looking for.
(Reuters) – West Virginia’s top law enforcement officer on Wednesday vowed a full investigation of a chemical spill that contaminated tap water for hundreds of thousands of people.