USGS report documents occurrence of nearly 270 contaminants in U.S. surface water and treated drinking water supplies for nine water systems.
Water & Oceans
"The U.S. Coast Guard has made a sudden course correction in how it’s handling a 14-year-old oil leak off the tip of Louisiana."
"The largest-ever oil spill off the coast of Newfoundland has raised fresh safety and environmental concerns about how the province’s expanding offshore oil industry is regulated."
"Damage to key military shipyards would undermine the Pentagon’s ability to respond to military crises and counter China’s ambitions."
"Plans to establish the first oil drilling operation in US Arctic waters have hit an ironic snag – a lack of sea ice caused by rapid warming in the region."
"The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t know if the treated sewage sludge that farmers use as fertilizer is safe, according to a report from its internal watchdog."