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2012-04-30 19:37:39

There was no change in concentrations of chloride, dissolved solids, or nitrate in groundwater for more than 50 percent of well networks sampled in a new analysis by the USGS that compared samples from 1988-2000 to samples from 2001-2010. For those networks that did have a change, seven times more networks saw increases as opposed to decreases. The analysis was done by the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) to determine if concentrations of these constituents have...

2012-03-06 22:59:51

The costs to switch to numeric criteria for limiting nutrient pollutants in Florida waters are expected to exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates, says a new National Research Council report. The committee that wrote the report questioned the validity of several assumptions in the EPA cost analysis and found that EPA did not adequately report on the uncertainties that could affect the cost of the rule change. In 2009 EPA decided that numeric limits on the concentration of...

2011-12-09 08:00:00

As congress still debates the exact make-up of the 2012 budget one rare area of consensus is reduced funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The programs most likely to be impacted were highlighted back in February by the Obama Administration which proposed massive cuts to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) and the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Chesapeake, Virginia (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 The Drinking Water SRF is designed to help states finance...


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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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Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'