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Ruth Patrick, a pioneer in studying the health of freshwater streams and rivers who laid the scientific groundwork for modern pollution control efforts, passe
Ruth Patrick, a pioneer in studying the health of freshwater streams and rivers who laid the scientific groundwork for modern pollution control efforts, died on Monday in Lafayette Hill, Pa. She was 105. Her death, at the Hill at Whitemarsh retirement community, was announced by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Dolores is drawing up a emergency action plan to handle potential pollution sources into the Dolores River. The watershed protection plan is a non-binding education effort designed to prevent risks to the region's water supply.
Pharmaceuticals commonly found in the environment are found in streams, with unknown impacts on aquatic life and water quality. So reports a new Ecological Applications paper, which highlights the ecological cost of pharmaceutical waste and the need for more research into environmental impacts.
August 9, 2012--Global water sustainability flows through natural and human challenges (Science Daily)
Water's fate in China mirrors problems across the world: fouled, pushed far from its natural origins, squandered and exploited.
An environmental group says the South Platte River is the most polluted waterway in Colorado. Environment Colorado released a report Thursday based on Environmental Protection Agency statistics from 2010. The group says that industrial facilities released more than 700,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Colorado rivers that year, with a third ending up in the South Platte.
March 14, 2012--Groundwater nitrate contamination grows in California farm areas (Los Angeles Times)
Nitrate contamination of groundwater in some of the state's most intensely farmed regions has grown worse in recent decades and will continue to spread, threatening the drinking water supplies of more than 250,000 people, according to a new study.
December 14, 2011--Ophir Millsite owner sued for San Miguel River pollution discharges (Montrose Daily Press)
The Telluride-based Sheep Mountain Alliance filed suit against the electrical utility PacifiCorp on Monday over pollution discharges from a 1950s-era PacifiCorp-owned Silver Bell tailings facility located near Ophir. A number of mines used the Ophir mill that was purchased later by Pacificorp.
November 22, 2011--Abnormal levels of caffeine in water indicate human contamination (Science Daily)
Researchers led by Prof. Sébastien Sauvé of the University of Montreal's Department of Chemistry have discovered that traces of caffeine are a useful indicator of the contamination of our water by sewers.
August 25, 2011--Death by fashion: is your wardrobe poisoning the world's water supply? (Environmental News Network)
A Greenpeace investigation has discovered the toxic chemical nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) in clothing made by 14 major brands, including Adidas, H&M, Converse and Abercrombie and Fitch. NPE breaks down to form nonylphenol in water, which disrupts hormone levels and has been known to cause fish to change gender.