Water & Oceans

If It's Raining, NYC’s Raw Sewage Is Probably Pouring Into Waterways

"In 2010, a tornado hit Brooklyn, sending rain barreling down for several hours. Someone in Gowanus began recording video of a tide of brown water creeping up the Gowanus Canal. The greenish hue of the pre-storm water is overcome, bit by bit, by the dark, ruddy wave. The videographer gets closer, and someone gags loudly in the background. The water stinks."

Source: Newsweek, 07/24/2014

"While California Sips Its Scarce Water, Nestlé Gulps"

"Last week saw California adopt mandatory restrictions on civilian water use. People caught watering their lawns to the point of runoff, hosing off sidewalks or driveways or washing cars without a shut-off nozzle can face fines of up to $500 a day. ... That message, however, has not, it seems, reached Nestlé Waters North America, makers of a variety of bottled waters, including Arrowhead brand."

Source: Aljazeera America, 07/23/2014

Oil And Gas Operations Damaged Penn. Water Supplies 209 Times Since ’07

"Oil and gas operations have damaged Pennsylvania water supplies 209 times since the end of 2007, according to official determinations compiled by the Department of Environmental Protection that the agency is preparing to release for the first time."

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 07/23/2014

"New York Environment Regulators Seek Summer Shutdown at Indian Point"

"New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest."

Source: Reuters, 07/22/2014

Calif Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning of Threat to Aquifers

"California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state's drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there."

Source: ProPublica, 07/21/2014

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