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2008-10-10 00:00:19

A researcher in Wisconsin warns that climate change may put Great Lakes' water quality at risk. Johnathan Patz of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health says an increase in extreme monsoon-like rains, as occurred in some regions last spring, is likely to aggravate the risk of outbreaks of waterborne disease in the Great Lakes region. In a report published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Patz says a team of researchers concluded extreme rains that...

2008-09-25 21:00:21

By Kristin S. Agostoni The environmental group Heal the Bay released its end-of-summer report card today with mostly high marks for beaches in the South Bay and Harbor Area. With the exception of a few spots that typically get dinged for poor water quality, including inner Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro and Dockweiler Beach at the Ballona Creek mouth, the grades mean that beachgoers this summer were swimming in clean water. One problematic area in Redondo Beach showed improvement: the...

2008-09-25 21:00:21

By ERIK ROBINSON James Kardouni, a state environmental scientist, dumps nontoxic dye into Burnt Bridge Creek on Wednesday. By tracking the flow of the dye, he hopes to learn where shade trees might be planted and pinpoint sources of pollution. James Kardouni poured a jug of red fluorescent dye into Burnt Bridge Creek at 9:38 a.m. Wednesday. Kardouni, an environmental scientist with the state Department of Ecology, expected it would take about 20 hours for the greatly dissipated cloud to...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By Jeff Donn Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Pollution experts pressed a congressional panel Thursday for a new national approach that monitors the country's waters more broadly for the presence and impact of hundreds of recently detected contaminants from pharmaceuticals to fire retardants. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, opened her panel's hearing with a warning. A former nurse, Johnson said the presence of...

2008-09-18 18:00:29

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lorien Onderdonk of the Water Environment Federation, +1- 703-535-5264, londerdonk@wef.org ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. EPA's Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Benjamin H. Grumbles, 150 students and over 100 guests joined the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) on September 18th to kick-off activities for World Water Monitoring Day(TM) 2008 at Hains Point in Washington,...

2008-09-17 12:00:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary Cathy Curran Myers told a joint panel of two Senate committees today that municipalities and developers are increasingly turning to Pennsylvania's nutrient trading program as a cost-effective means of reducing nutrient pollution in the state's waterways. Testifying before the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Environmental Resources and Energy committees, Myers said the...

2008-08-27 12:00:55

By JULIE ANN GRIMM 'State of the art' treatment process in the works, officials say By Julie Ann Grimm The New Mexican Water drawn from the Rio Grande into Santa Fe's drinking supply will meet state and federal standards before it's delivered to customers. Planners of the Buckman Direct Diversion project emphasized that message at a meeting with area residents Tuesday night, a "town hall" held to allay fears about potential pollution of the water supply. The project, which...

2008-08-26 18:00:27

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Lori Harrison of Water Environment Federation, +1-703- 216-8565, lharrison@wef.org ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will join with the International Water Association (IWA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other partnering organizations to celebrate World Water Monitoring Day(TM) 2008 on Thursday, September 18 at Hains Point Park in Washington, DC. This...

2008-08-22 03:00:23

By Crable, Ad The Conestoga River and its feeder streams, which meander across most of Lancaster County, are far from being fishable and swimmable as required by the federal Clean Water Act, according to the findings of a new state study. Although both activities take place in the river, about 330 miles of waterways in the Conestoga River watershed remain on a federal list of "impaired" streams, and Pennsylvania is under the gun to improve them. That's why the state hired the Susquehanna...

2008-08-19 12:00:28

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today recipients of the company's 2008 Environmental Grant Program awards. A total of 18 projects will be supported by grants totaling more than $100,000. The recipients, which are located throughout American Water's service area, include: California -- Sacramento Rover Watershed Program was awarded $5,000 to improve and help local citizens and...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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