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May 17 2018
On Monday May 14, 2018, The Chicago Park District announced plans to shut off approximately half of the city’s outdoor drinking fountains amid recent…
Apr 26 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded Virginia Tech University researcher Marc Edwards with $1.9 million to study other American cities where there is a…
Apr 24 2018
In reaction to a particular water pollution permit required of thousands of businesses across the state of New York, Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper…
Apr 23 2018
Despite a recent uptick in contaminant content, water sourced from the Bay Area does not currently pose any significant threat to human health.…
Apr 18 2018
The U.S. EPA has completed the Illinois River Watershed Basin and Lake Tenkiller models and released them to the partnering agencies for use. EPA…
Apr 16 2018
The U.S. EPA has found itself mired in a public battle with the Colorado mining company Sunnyside Gold Corp. concerning who should foot the bill for…
Apr 13 2018
According to a Chicago Tribune analysis of a 2-year study, hundreds of Chicago homes exhibited heightened levels of lead in their tap water.…
Apr 10 2018
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has ordered the Chemours chemical plant to demonstrate that it is capable of…
Mar 14 2018
Due to a confluence of different circumstances, Gaza currently finds itself mired in a widespread crisis of water pollution. The onslaught of…
Feb 28 2018
The Spring Canyon Water and Sanitation District near Fort Collins, Colo., has warned citizens of increased lead levels found in water. The district…
Feb 26 2018
Muscatine County in Iowa is offering free water quality testing to citizens who source their water from a private well. The funding is provided…
Feb 23 2018
Five former and current employees of the Panoche Water District in California have been charged by California’s attorney general on charges of…
Feb 20 2018
According to a new report by the Environment Agency in England, 86% of English rivers are not compliant with environmental standards. The report…
Jan 26 2018
According to a new study, freshwater basins worldwide are seeing significant growth in man-made phosphorus pollution, reaching potentially dangerous…
Jan 23 2018
Roughly 200 Detroit area volunteers went in search of stoneflies on Jan. 20, 2018 in order to gauge water quality in the area. Catching and counting…
Jan 4 2018
On Jan. 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced “significant improvement” in its progress towards cleaning the nation’s most…
Jan 2 2018
Following the Flint Water Crisis, the state of Michigan is now facing more water woes after the discovery of polyfluoroalkyl substances at several…
Dec 19 2017
Chesapeake Bay has reached the midpoint assessment period following a 2010 sanctioned “pollution diet” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…
Dec 19 2017
The city of Salem, Ore. has resorted to its backup water supply after a spill of roughly 11,600 gal of unleaded gasoline was released into the North…
Dec 14 2017
Dec. 14, 2017, marks the two-year anniversary of the initial declaration of a State of Emergency by the city of Flint, Mich. after a water disaster…
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