Water & Oceans

"Preserving an Accident, the Salton Sea in California, for the Good of Nature"

"MECCA, Calif. — The area around this town of date palms attracts two kinds of migrants — hundreds of humans who work the land, and millions of birds that stop to rest and gorge at the nearby Salton Sea. The sea is a 110-year-old, increasingly briny, shallow lake that covers 350 square miles but is dwindling fast."

Source: NY Times, 11/12/2014

Environmentalists Threaten To Sue Over Coal Ash at TVA Gallatin Plant

"Conservation groups have filed initial paperwork to sue the Tennessee Valley Authority, contending that harmful pollutants have been seeping from 55-year-old coal ash storage ponds at the Gallatin power plant and into drinking water."

Source: Nashville Tennessean, 11/11/2014

"Some Worry Treatment Plant Won't Keep Berkeley Pit Water in Check"

"BUTTE — The number 5,410 has special meaning to Butte. It’s the critical water level – 5,410 feet above sea level – of the Berkeley Pit. The water in the pit must be kept below that elevation or risk contaminating Silver Bow Creek."

Source: Billings Gazette, 11/10/2014


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