Water Pollution

June 5, 2015--‘Who pooped in the river?’ (Durango Herald)

On Thursday night, about 20 concerned people gathered at Durango Public Library to hear one woman’s answer to an effortlessly gripping question: “Who pooped in the river?” According to Melissa May – a natural resource specialist for San Juan Soil and Water Conservation District who analyzed microbial source tracking results for the Animas River in Colorado and New

May 27, 2015--EPA finalizes new clean water rule protecting thousands more waterways (Denver Post)

The EPA on Wednesday finalized a long-anticipated rule that would ramp up protection against pollution of streams, wetlands and groundwater — winning praise but also igniting opposition. This Clean Water Rule is expected to clarify federal jurisdiction, particularly in semi-arid western states such as Colorado, where thousands of waterways are seasonal.

May 26, 2015--Study shows link between air, water pollution (Summit Voice)

Scientists say atmospheric releases of hormone-disrupting chemicals may be a big source of of pollution in streams and lakes.

May 9, 2015--Global water quality on brink of disaster (Water Online)

Global water quality is expected to take a plunge in the coming years, according to a new white paper by Veolia and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). "This assessment reveals that levels of BOD, N, and P discharged into water bodies around the world are already alarmingly high, particularly in Asia.

February 13, 2015--Which countries create the most ocean trash? (Wall Street Journal)

China and Indonesia are likely the top sources of plastic reaching the oceans, accounting for more than a third of the plastic bottles, bags and other detritus washed out to sea, an international research team of environmental scientists reported Thursday.

January 30, 2015--Political will is the biggest barrier to tackling global water risk (Guardian)

So far, the big news this year has been all about oil. And for good reason: the recent drop in petrol prices has caused widespread economic and geopolitical dislocation for producers and consumers alike. Analysts, traders and commentators have watched their fortunes ebb and flow, speculating on what happens next.

December 11, 2014--EPA official’s speech cites water crisis (The Blade)

Toledo’s algae-induced water crisis of early August shows how ordinary pollution canwreak havoc on a community, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told a large gathering of water experts at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday. Ms.

December 10, 2014--Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time (Guardian)

More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new research has found.

November 28, 2014--Human-induced nitrogen pollution impacts oceans (Business Standard)

Human activity, particularly in industrial and agricultural processes, has had significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle, a new study has warned.

November 10, 2014--Study: Global warming worsening watery dead zones (Washington Post)

Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it’s only going to get worse, according to a new study. Dead zones occur when fertilizer runoff clogs waterways with nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorous.

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