Water quality

After the Tsunami, Japan’s sea creatures crossed an ocean.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Hundreds of species — mussels, crabs and others — traveled thousands of miles on plastic debris to American shores.

How did Irma affect pollution in South Carolina's coastal waters?

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 10:00
Pollution fouled South Carolina's coastal waters after Tropical Storm Irma with tests revealing spikes in fecal bacteria.

‘Flesh-eating bacteria’ from Harvey’s floodwaters kill a woman.

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Necrotizing fasciitis, a deadly infection that destroys tissue, can be caused by a wide range of bacteria, many of which were present after Hurricane Harvey.

Farmworkers’ dilemma: Affordable housing, but undrinkable water.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
A sprawl of mobile home parks house 10,000 people in Southern California’s Coachella Valley, but their drinking water is chronically contaminated. Now some solutions are in sight.

Dams seen driving 'mass extinction' of salmon.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
For millennia, Native Americans subsisted on a spring run of chinook salmon returning to the Klamath River in Northern California. That changed when the last of four dams was built on the river in 1962 and the number of "springers" plunged.

Evaporation could power most of the US - study.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Imagine evaporation from lakes and reservoirs providing the majority of U.S. electricity at little cost and without heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions or intermittency problems.

The big problem with water.

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 10:00
Despite the writing on the wall being in neon letters there is little by way of a concerted and coordinated effort to address a problem that is killing hundreds of thousands every year.