It gives me pause to see proposals now before government agencies to relax the standards for discharge and stream protection
If we are to ensure high quality water, significant effort must be put to managing sources of nitrogen and phosphorus in runoff that reaches the Great Lakes
For the purposes of maintaining water quality in the Hudson River, it shouldn’t matter if I dump my sewage or industrial waste into a small tributary or directly into the River.
The “zero tolerance” approach for contaminants can be seen in regulations which state that the concentrations of several known carcinogenic contaminants in drinking water should be zero.
Throughout human history, the availability of water has determined patterns of human settlements and the success of human endeavor.
It is likely that the organisms in many streams across the U.S. are bathed in a weak solution of birth control pills, caffeine, hypertension blockers, and lithium.
The real impact of global warming may be what it does to evaporation rates from the land surface.
A cap-and-trade program was put into effect by President George H.W. Bush to curtail SO2 emissions from power plants.
Future drought is likely to have major effects on natural landscapes and the plants that inhabit them.
The mean age of groundwater is about 1000 years, which is why it is so difficult to remediate groundwater pollution.