Water

Ohio Superfund Site to Get $18.75 Million Cleanup

Ohio Superfund Site to Get $18.75 Million Cleanup

  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, September 9, 2016 (ENS) – Faced with state and federal charges, Rutgers Organics Corporation has agreed to complete the cleanup of the Nease Chemical Superfund Site near Salem, Ohio, at an estimated cost of $18.75...

 

Global Partnership Aims to Save Lost Water

Global Partnership Aims to Save Lost Water

  STOCKHOLM, Sweden, September 1, 2016 – The World Bank and the International Water Association declared their intentions at World Water Week today to establish a global partnership to help countries, especially the poorest, improve...

 

Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States

Toxic Chemicals Found in Drinking Water of 33 States

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, August 12, 2016 (ENS) – Public drinking water supplies for six million people in 33 states have tested higher than federal safety levels for a class of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other health...

 

Canada, U.S. Warn of Eight Chemicals in Great Lakes

Canada, U.S. Warn of Eight Chemicals in Great Lakes

  OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, May 31, 2016 – Canada and the United States have identified eight substances in the water of the Great Lakes as chemicals of mutual concern under the Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. These...

 

U.S. Working Group Fights Toxic Algae

U.S. Working Group Fights Toxic Algae

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2016 (ENS) – In-depth scientific research and broad-based communications are both needed to get control of harmful algal blooms and low-oxygen conditions called hypoxia in U.S. waters, advises a new report...

 

Satellite Data Helps Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

Satellite Data Helps Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2016 (ENS) – Freshwater polluted by harmful algal blooms costs the United States at least $64 million every year, by government estimates. Now four federal agencies are collaborating on a $3.6 million research...

 

UN: Water, Forests and Jobs All Interdependent

UN: Water, Forests and Jobs All Interdependent

  ROME, Italy, March 22, 2016 (ENS) – Nearly half of the world’s workers are employed in water-related sectors, while at the same time, the water security of eight out of 10 people is under threat, the United Nations said today,...

 

Replacement of Flint’s Lead Water Pipes Underway

Replacement of Flint’s Lead Water Pipes Underway

  FLINT, Michigan, February 21, 2016 (ENS) – Work on replacing high-risk lead service lines in Flint is under way as state and city leaders focus on removing pipes in priority areas while analyzing the city’s water pipe network...

 

Resignations, Lawsuit Flow From Flint Water Crisis

Resignations, Lawsuit Flow From Flint Water Crisis

  FLINT, Michigan, February 1, 2016 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional administrator responsible for the City of Flint has resigned, effective today, over her handling of the crisis caused by lead contamination...

 

Michigan Governor in Hot Water Over Flint Water Crisis

Michigan Governor in Hot Water Over Flint Water Crisis

  LANSING, Michigan, January 15, 2016 (ENS) – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican, Thursday asked President Barack Obama to declare both an emergency and an expedited major disaster for Genesee County as a result of ongoing...

 

India’s New Groundwater Regs Affect Beverage Bottlers

India’s New Groundwater Regs Affect Beverage Bottlers

  NEW DELHI, India, November 17, 2015 (ENS) – Freshwater campaigners are welcoming new guidelines issued by the government of India that strengthen regulations governing the use of groundwater by industries. The new guidelines from...

 

Toxic Algae Invade Guatemala’s Treasured Lake Atitlan

Toxic Algae Invade Guatemala’s Treasured Lake Atitlan

  By Sherm Davis PANAJACHEL, Guatemala, August 20, 2015 (ENS) – A thick bloom of algae known as cyanobacteria appeared in Lake Atitlan on August 3, the first such occurrence since 2009. But help appears to be on the way in the form...

 

New U.S. Clean Water Rule Clarifies Stream Protections

New U.S. Clean Water Rule Clarifies Stream Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2015 (ENS) – One in three Americans, about 117 million people, get their drinking water from streams that lacked clear protection before a new Clean Water Rule issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states squeezed by years of crippling drought,...

 

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

  DAEGU, South Korea, April 14, 2015 (ENS) – In 2050 there will be enough water to produce food for a global population of nine billion, but over-consumption and climate change will increase water scarcity in the planet’s neediest...

 

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

SACRAMENTO, California, April 2, 2015 (ENS) – Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to...

 

First Global Pesticide Runoff Map Shows Streams At Risk

First Global Pesticide Runoff Map Shows Streams At Risk

  LEIPZIG, Germany, February 27, 2015 (ENS) – The application of insecticides poisons streams in roughly 40 percent of the global land surface, new research reveals. Streams in the United States, the Mediterranean, Central America...

 

Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars: UN Report

Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars: UN Report

  NEW YORK, New York, February 24, 2015 (ENS) – Cleaning up widespread corruption in the water supply industry is crucial to avert looming water conflicts born of desperation, warns a new United Nations report based on case studies...

 

Toxic Algae Contaminates Toledo’s Water

Toxic Algae Contaminates Toledo’s Water

  TOLEDO, Ohio, August 3, 2014 (ENS) – More than 400,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio’s fourth largest city, are without water following the detection of the toxin Microcystin in the public water system, caused by an algal bloom...

 

Water Clean at Most European Bathing Sites, Worries Remain

Water Clean at Most European Bathing Sites, Worries Remain

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 30, 2014 (ENS) – The water at 95 percent of Europe’s beaches, rivers and lakes was clean enough to protect the health of people using them for bathing in 2013, but bathing water ratings do not consider litter,...

 
 
 
 

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