Water & Oceans

Radioactivity Found in PA Creek, Illegal Fracking Waste Suspected

"Recently released testing results in western Pennsylvania, upstream from Pittsburgh, reveal evidence of radioactive contamination in water flowing from an abandoned mine. Experts say that the radioactive materials may have come from illegal dumping of shale fracking wastewater."

Source: DeSmogBlog, 08/21/2015

"Heavy Metals Polluting Colorado River In Grand Canyon National Park"

"As far away from society as you might seem while floating on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, or hiking along its shorelines, heavy metals are polluting the river in concentrations that could pose a health risk."

Source: National Parks Traveler, 08/21/2015

"Lobsters in New England Shift North as Ocean Gets Warmer"

"The lobster population has crashed to the lowest levels on record in southern New England while climbing to heights never before seen in the cold waters off Maine and other northern reaches — a geographic shift that scientists attribute in large part to the warming of the ocean."

Source: AP, 08/19/2015

"River Fouled By Mine Waste in Colorado Reopens for Recreation"

"A stretch of river fouled by toxic waste from an abandoned gold mine in southwestern Colorado last week was reopened to kayaking and rafting on Friday while water from river-fed irrigation canals was deemed safe for crops and livestock."

Source: Reuters, 08/17/2015

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