Floating islands of rubbish pollute Bulgaria’s rivers after days of heavy rainfall

January 15, 2021

Bulgarian authorities were left clearing up after heavy rains and floods struck several towns in the west of the country. Strong currents and rising water levels on the river Iskar carried away large amounts of municipal waste. Most of the 40cm deep layer of rubbish that has been piling up in the north-western city of… >> Read More

Ex.-Michigan Gov. Snyder charged in Flint water crisis 

January 13, 2021

LANSING, Mich. – Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was charged Wednesday with willful neglect of duty after an investigation of decisions that left Flint with lead-contaminated water and a regional outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. The charges, revealed in an online court record, are misdemeanors punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000… >> Read More

Wall Street eyes billions in the Colorado’s water

January 4, 2021

There is a myth about water in the Western United States, which is that there is not enough of it. But those who deal closely with water will tell you this is false. There is plenty. It is just in the wrong places. Cibola, Arizona, is one of the wrong places. Home to about 300… >> Read More

Americans are not causing the ocean plastic problem

January 1, 2021

For years, environmental activists and political leaders have used images of waste-filled beaches to turn consumers against plastic. The imagery has been used to support calls to ban common single-use plastics, including straws, shopping bags, bottled water, and more. Thinking they are helping the environment, many Americans support these policies. But is plastic trash in… >> Read More

Cops discover an illegal winery operating out of an Alabama town’s sewage plant

December 18, 2020

Authorities say they’ve busted a large illegal winery operating out of a wastewater treatment plant in a small Alabama town. It happened in the town of Rainsville, home to around 5,000 people and about 100 miles northeast of Birmingham. After receiving an anonymous tip Thursday about a possible illegal wine production operation being run inside… >> Read More

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