Water

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues to Stop Polluting Coal Mine

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Sues to Stop Polluting Coal Mine

  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, April 25, 2013 (ENS) – Black Warrior Riverkeeper filed a citizen lawsuit under the Clean Water Act and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act for 758 water pollution violations at the Shannon Mine. The surface...

 

Court Orders EPA to Impose Power Plant Water Pollution Rule

Court Orders EPA to Impose Power Plant Water Pollution Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 23, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must meet a court-ordered deadline to issue regulations that clean up power plant water pollution, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

 

New York’s First Desalination Plant Raises Radiation Fears

New York’s First Desalination Plant Raises Radiation Fears

  By Jean van der Spuy NEW YORK, New York, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – Desalination plants are typically built in dry places. But along New York’s Hudson River a different story is unfolding. A desalination plant has been proposed...

 

Colorado River Tops America’s Most Endangered Rivers List

Colorado River Tops America’s Most Endangered Rivers List

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 17, 2013 (ENS) – “Dammed, diverted, and drained … to a trickle” and facing another drought this summer, the Colorado River tops American Rivers’ annual list of America’s Most Endangered...

 

Over Half U.S. River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition

Over Half U.S. River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2013 (ENS) – Fifty-five percent of U.S. rivers and streams are in poor condition for aquatic life, finds the first comprehensive survey of the nation’s stream and river health, released today by the...

 

International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

International Cooperation Key to World Water Day 2013

  NEW YORK, New York, March 22, 2013 (ENS) – “Water is central to the wellbeing of people and the planet,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon said in his video message for the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013. “We...

 

Civil Engineers Raise U.S. Infrastructure Grade to D+

Civil Engineers Raise U.S. Infrastructure Grade to D+

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2013 (ENS) – Over the past four years, the state of America’s infrastructure has improved from a grade of D to D+ but a spending shortfall of $1.6 trillion is anticipated by 2020, the American Society...

 

Sequester Cuts Hit Clean Air, Water, Energy, National Parks

Sequester Cuts Hit Clean Air, Water, Energy, National Parks

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 1, 2013 (ENS) – Air and water quality, national parks and surrounding communities, and clean energy development will be hard hit by across-the-board spending cuts in the federal budget that took effect today. President...

 

Nevada Groups Challenge Molybdenum Mine Over Public Water Rights

Nevada Groups Challenge Molybdenum Mine Over Public Water Rights

  By Lisa J. Wolf RENO, Nevada, February 28, 2013 (ENS) – Two Nevada environmental groups have filed legal action contesting U.S. government approval of the Mount Hope molybdenum mine, saying it would remove an entire mountain and...

 

New Jersey Water Officials Charged With Poisoning Drinking Water

New Jersey Water Officials Charged With Poisoning Drinking Water

  TRENTON, New Jersey, February 13, 2013 (ENS) – Two top officials of the East Orange Water Commission have been charged with conspiring to close contaminated wells before monthly water tests so as to falsely report low levels of...

 

U.S. & Saudi Engineers Turn Gas Well Water to Drinking Water

U.S. & Saudi Engineers Turn Gas Well Water to Drinking Water

  CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, February 5, 2013 (ENS) – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, have filed for patents on a new water purification system that turns the produced water from natural gas wells into...

 

U.S. Places San Francisco Bay-Estuary Under Treaty Protection

U.S. Places San Francisco Bay-Estuary Under Treaty Protection

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 30, 2013 (ENS) – The United States has named the San Francisco Bay and Estuary as its 35th Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, effective on World Wetlands Day, February...

 

Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Los Angeles With Polluted Stormwater

Supreme Court Ruling Leaves Los Angeles With Polluted Stormwater

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2013 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Los Angeles County’s Flood Control District can side-step responsibility for the high levels of polluted stormwater found in the Los Angeles and...

 

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Resigns

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 27, 2012 (ENS) – Lisa Jackson, who has headed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during President Obama’s first term in office, is leaving the Cabinet after four years in which she regulated...

 

Explosives Superfund Site Cleanup Settled for $50 Million

Explosives Superfund Site Cleanup Settled for $50 Million

  WASHINGTON, DC, December 5, 2012 (ENS) – A Superfund site contaminated by decades of fireworks manufacturing will be cleaned under two settlements reached today by the U.S. government with companies and local governments. The United...

 

Small Oil Leak Points Up Big Danube River Issues

Small Oil Leak Points Up Big Danube River Issues

  REGENSBURG, Germany, November 27, 2012 (ENS) – Oil leaking from a capsized ship in the town of Ruse on the Danube River could have serious consequences, environmentalists are warning as an important Danube conference opened today...

 

‘Superbug’ MRSA Found in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

‘Superbug’ MRSA Found in U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants

  COLLEGE PARK, Maryland, November 14, 2012 (ENS) – The “superbug” methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is prevalent at several U.S. wastewater treatment plants,  scientists have found in the first study...

 

Top U.S. Court Rejects Chevron’s Appeal in Ecuador Pollution Case

Top U.S. Court Rejects Chevron’s Appeal in Ecuador Pollution Case

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2012 (ENS) – Chevron today lost its U.S. Supreme Court bid to block global enforcement of a $19 billion judgment by an Ecuadorean court in a long legal fight over contamination of the Amazon rainforest....

 

Cash Flow Crisis as Afghan Dam Crumbles

Cash Flow Crisis as Afghan Dam Crumbles

  By Muhibullah Allahyar KABUL, Afghanistan, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – The Darunta Dam in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province is showing worrying signs of wear and tear, which officials say could be fixed if only they had any...

 

Kentuckians Win Coal Giant Fake Reporting Water Pollution Case

Kentuckians Win Coal Giant Fake Reporting Water Pollution Case

  FRANKFORT, Kentucky, October 8, 2012 (ENS) – Environmentalists’ discovery of thousands of false pollution reports at dozens of coal mines in eastern Kentucky has prompted a Kentucky court to allow, for the first time, citizens...

 
 
 
 

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