Water & Oceans

Widespread Sea-Floor Methane Leaks off East Coast Surprise Scientists

"Of all the global warming gasses, methane is one of the very worst. Pound for pound, the Environmental Protection Agency says its effect on global warming is 20 times greater than that of carbon dioxide. And though its lifetime in the atmosphere is substantially shorter than carbon dioxide, it’s “more efficient at trapping radiation.”

Source: Wash Post, 08/26/2014

Water Company Delayed Locating Potential Elk River Contamination Sites

"Back in April 2006, officials from West Virginia American Water told state regulators they were planning to review the Elk River watershed to find out what potential contamination sources were upstream from their Kanawha Valley water treatment plant."

Source: Charleston Gazette, 08/18/2014

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