Water & Oceans

"Report: NY Landfill's Coal Ash Is Contaminating Groundwater"

"Coal ash sitting dormant in an unlined portion of the landfill near the Cayuga Power Plant has been seeping into groundwater for nearly 30 years and has flowed into nearby Milliken Creek, potentially contaminating drinking water, a geologist said in a meeting with Tompkins County officials Wednesday afternoon."

Source: Ithaca Journal, 09/22/2015

"Family Pond Boils at Center of a ‘Regulatory War’ in Wyoming"

"FORT BRIDGER, Wyo. — The sun was sinking and the brook trout were biting, so Andy Johnson and his daughter Aspen, 6, stepped onto their sun-bleached pier, hooked some mealworms and cast their lines into the most infamous pond in the West."

Source: NY Times, 09/21/2015

"'Ghost Gear': The Abandoned Fishing Nets Clogging Up Oceans"

"Over the weekend, boats, helicopters and airplanes searched up and down the southern California coast, hoping to rescue an 80ft blue whale spotted entangled in a 200ft fishing line. Exact numbers are unknown, but the National Marine Fisheries Service reported an average of 11 entangled large whales per year from 2000 to 2012 along the US west coast."

Source: Guardian, 09/14/2015


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