The Stream, June 4: Water Riot in India

Conflict A Hindu youth who washed himself with water meant for…

The Stream, January 25: Milk, Arsenic and Mexico’s Water

Arsenic Arsenic is tainting freshwater supplies in Mexico's…
The Grand Canyon

U.S. Administration Bans Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior was applauded…
USGS groundwater water pollution contamination 2011 report arsenic manganese radon uranium

USGS Report: Trace Elements Exceed Health Standards in 20 Percent of U.S. Water Wells

Utilities are required by law to treat water to national standards, but no such controls exist for private wells, where the risk from contaminants is greater.
Infographic: American Arsenic

Infographic: An Elemental Concern—Arsenic in Drinking Water

Arsenic is both naturally occurring and artificially produced, and the toxin is very dangerous since it often has no color, taste, or smell. This graphic breaks down how arsenic gets into drinking water supplies and how arsenic affects the U.S. on the state level.

American Arsenic: After a Decade, Small Communities Still Struggle to Meet Federal Drinking Water Standards

When the EPA lowered the arsenic standard for drinking water from 50 parts per billion to 10 in 2001, there were 3,000 water systems in violation. Today, nearly a thousand still are.

The Stream, February 14: Rivers in the Sky

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has joined…

Toxic Sludge Carries Arsenic, Mercury Into Danube River

High levels of mercury and arsenic have been released from a containment pond at a Hungarian alumina plant, according to Greenpeace.
Keweenaw Peninsula, Sand Point, L’Anse, Michigan, mine pollution, mine legacy, Lake Superior, stamp sands, copper, copper mining

Photo Slideshow: Tar Sands Oil Refinery Burdens a Detroit Community

Residents face the environmental and health consequences of a Marathon refinery expansion.

Protecting the Future of Chicagoland’s Drinking Water

Chicagoland planners have drafted an ambitious plan to secure the region’s water supply through 2050, in the face of a booming population and its increased demand on the finite resource.

One in Five US Water Treatment Systems Contained Illegal Chemicals, Study Finds

Senate hearing focuses on EPA's efforts to protect the nation's drinking water. The water for more than 49 million Americans has been contaminated with illegal concentrations of dangerous pollutants since 2004.

Chinese Court Issues Verdicts Over Water Pollution

kunming Water polluters are on the docket of Chinese courts this week.