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2008-08-18 21:00:17

By MARY ANN ALBRIGHT Before jumping into lake, pond or ocean water, check for signs warning of public health dangers. As temperatures rise, so too do water quality concerns. It's tempting to head to the lake, pond or beach for a dip, but there are some risks to consider.

2008-07-31 18:00:29

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer An annual ranking of the water quality at the nation's beaches puts Maryland in the middle of the pack.

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Wade Rawlins, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 30--Last year's drought had at least one benefit: It made the state's beaches some of the cleanest in the nation.

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Kevin Clerici, Ventura County Star, Calif. Jul. 30--Despite water-quality gains at beaches countywide, Rincon Beach in north Ventura County was one of the most polluted in California in 2007, according to a new Natural Resources Defense Council report.

2005-07-28 13:42:56

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More and more U.S. beaches are being closed due to contamination, in part because there is more pollution and in part because of better monitoring, the National Resources Defense Council said on Thursday.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.