Repairs in progress after sewer main break spilled millions of gallons of raw sewage into street of N.J. town

February 26, 2021

Crews are continuing to clean up and repair a sewer main break Friday, five days after millions of gallons of waste water flooded the streets of Ventnor. With three of the six locations near the Wellington Avenue break still showing elevated levels of bacteria, the shellfish harvesting ban in the Lakes Bay area put into… >> Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Hearing Florida-Georgia Water War Case

February 22, 2021

Florida contends that Georgia’s water use has caused damage to the Apalachicola River and Apalachicola Bay’s signature oyster industry. In the latest chapter in years of battling between Florida and Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a dispute about divvying up water in a river system shared by the states. Florida… >> Read More

Wildfires can pollute drinking water. That worries some in the hills above Santa Cruz

February 13, 2021

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. – As the first heavy rains of the season poured across the Santa Cruz Mountains last month, emergency responders and residents braced for debris flows, road closures and power outages. Others also feared for their drinking water. These included Boulder Creek resident Dan Fitzpatrick, who amid the downpours pictured the rain washing… >> Read More

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

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