USGS report documents occurrence of nearly 270 contaminants in U.S. surface water and treated drinking water supplies for nine water systems.
Water & Oceans
"Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say."
"As part of its proposed budget for next year, the Trump administration wants to expand an EPA program that gives states regulatory authority for coal ash disposal."
"A growing number of cities are looking beyond the usual 100-year floodplain and requiring more homes to be built higher for their own protection. "
"Faced with reservoirs less than half full along the Colorado River, federal authorities and negotiators for Colorado and six other Western states on Tuesday finalized a landmark plan to share the burden of voluntarily using less water as growing cities and warming temperatures deplete the supply for 40 million people."