Hurricane Florence provides a stark demonstration of how runoff and overflows can contaminate waterways with hog waste and coal-ash leachates.
Plants modulate the turning of the hydrologic cycle by reducing surface runoff, increasing the amount of water that enters the soil, and returning it slowly to the atmosphere by transpiration
EPA is recommending abandonment of the Clean Water Rule, despite the plethora of science showing the value of small wetlands to wildlife and water quality.
Like booze, sex and profanity, plastics have become a sin.
Poop is a resource that should be used more efficiently.
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.
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.