Radioactive waste is trickling toward New Mexico’s Rio Grande River from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, serving as a grim reminder of the site’s Cold War history, and potentially threatening northern New Mexico’s drinking water.
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Experts at an international water and energy conference in Copenhagen this week hope to pool their resources and hone their message for the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference. The three-day water and energy conference is being hosted by the International Water Association (IWA) and runs through today. The London-based non-profit organization brings together global water professionals to develop effective and sustainable approaches of water management.
A Michigan environmental advocacy group is collecting signatures for a ballot measure to limit mining around the Great Lakes.
The group, the Michigan Save Our Water Committee, hopes to collect 400,000 signatures on a statewide petition by May so its question will make the 2010 general election ballot.
The Great lakes Compact may be put to the test soon as the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin seeks permission to tap Lake Michigan’s water supply.
Grand Rapids, Michigan is the latest U.S. city to promote the use of tap water over bottled water, joining New York, San Francisco and Portland.
Americans have good reason to be concerned about the future of the nation’s supply of clean fresh water, according to state and federal research and resource agencies.
Corporate corruption has led to dire consequences as diverse as water shortages, exploitative work conditions and unsafe medicines, according to a just-released report by Transparency International (TI), a global non-profit aimed at exposing and preventing corruption.
Major water main breaks in Los Angeles and Baltimore in recent days highlight challenges to the U.S. water infrastructure system.
Satellites are increasingly being tasked with keeping an eye on the planet’s fresh water supplies, giving scientists and governments new tools to track how water is used, who is using it, and how to better manage the fragile resource. Some of the results are alarming.
A New York Times investigation into worsening U.S. water pollution details how unregulated farm runoff is poisoning people’s wells.