By Taylor Schaefer, Publishing Project Leader for Save The Water™ | June 29, 2016 News of water contamination in New York, West Virginia, and Michigan have received a significant amount of national attention this year; however, these are not the only places in the country suffering from dangerous levels of pollution. The West Morgan-East Lawrence […]
By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 27, 2016 State of Emergency in Newburgh A state of emergency was declared in Newburgh, New York, after the New York State Department of Conservation discovered the toxic chemical perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) in the lake that supplies the city with drinking water.1 City manager […]
By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | June 27, 2016 Fireworks are true works of art. People usually enjoy fireworks because they invoke joy and a sense of excitement as the fireworks go off in the dark sky. Unfortunately, this enjoyment takes a toll on the environment; our beloved fireworks are polluters […]
A new study conducted by Ph.D. students at Duke University this Apri, discovered high levels of ammonium, selenium, and lead in brine-laden wastewater linked to hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken region of North Dakota.
Absurd amount of plastics is the origin of many senseless dilemmas involving the world’s oceans. Macro and microplastics are literally suffocating marine life and oceans as they infiltrate our food chain and contaminate waterways.
After testing water samples from the Little Bow River and the Travers Reservoir, Alberta Environment workers released a statement on July 19, 2015, claiming that the spill did not present a risk to human health. Thus, the Alberta government lifted the advisory regarding the possible water contamination shortly after.
An estimated 80,000 chemicals are available for commercial use in the United States and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only been able to restrict the use of less than 10. It is clear that potentially harmful substances are able to slip through the broken legislation. However, passing a new law that can please everyone will not be an easy task. A mix of issues from all parties involved creates a severe challenge in reforming the TSCA.
For years Bithlo residents have had to live with a tainted water supply causing a multitude of issues throughout the community. Due to the local governments complacent actions towards this long-running issue, residents have lost trust in the government and wish to remain independent of it’s rules and mandates involving public water. Recognizing the urgency of this issue, local organizations have come together in order to rejuvenate the community in more ways than one.
Writing in The New York Times, ocean expert Charles Moore described a recent voyage during which he and his colleagues conducted research into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This is an area of ocean in which floating plastic and other debris has accumulated, forming a solid mass of trash the size of Texas.1
Writing in The New York Times, ocean expert Charles Moore described a recent voyage during which he and his colleagues conducted research into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch one of several gyres, or vortices, caused by complex interactions of the Earth’s spin and ocean currents which have become clogged with man-made pollutants. Some of the toxins from the pollutants find their way into fish and onto our plates, since this area is commercially fished, meaning that this environmental issue is a direct hazard to human wellbeing.
A recent study has found traces of cocaine in the public drinking water supply. Present in its metabolised form, benzoylecgonine, the street drug was discovered in samples analysed by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), a section of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as part of an assessment of pharmaceutical contamination.
There have been many news reports, lately, regarding the health risks of leaving plastic water bottles in the heat and later consuming the water. That risk can be linked to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA).