"Federal officials must reconsider the irregular water releases from Glen Canyon Dam, which may harm the humpback chub, an endangered fish."
Water & Oceans
By BETTE HILEMAN
Until very recently, the mere mention that fluoridated water might cause adverse health effects was likely to be met with deep skepticism, even derision. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention still calls water fluoridation the greatest health triumph of the past 50 years.
But those attitudes are beginning to change.
A power struggle has erupted over a North Carolina river.
Private well water should be tested yearly, two major scientific bodies say -- sometimes more often when kids are drinking it.
Researchers from California and Hawaii have analyzed 25 factors and developed a map that reflects the relative cumulative magnitude of their effects on the waters extending for about 250-350 miles off the shores of Washington, Oregon, California, and the Baja Peninsula.
There we were, 21 environmental reporters, freelancers, students and professors, all huddled and shivering in an unheated blind on the Platte River.
We were waiting in the breezy, 20-degree cold for thousands of lesser sandhill cranes to return from feeding in the corn fields and roost for the night on protective sandbars. Each spring, the cranes leave their southwest wintering spots and stop in central Nebraska to rest and eat before heading out to their Arctic nesting grounds.
Wisconsin's landmark out-of-basin diversion of the Great Lakes is getting both praised and blasted by water watchers.
Canadian scientists are taking a closer look at dioxin-like contaminants in the Great Lakes called polychlorinated naphthalenes. They accumulate in fish and are toxic to humans.
"Oil dumping has led to a crackdown and devious tactics to try to evade it"