Posts Tagged ‘Contamination’

Where adults and governments fail stalwart younger generations lead the way. An 11-year-old with a love for science proved to be the driving force behind the halting of raw sewage from flowing into Nova Scotia’s LaHave River. Stella Bowles lives in a home bordering the LaHave River on the south shore of Nova Scotia, and […]

California is a vast stretch of land, and much of it does not receive enough rainwater for adequate groundwater repletion. Early in 2018 reports indicated that 44% of California was experiencing moderate drought conditions, even though the drought scare had rotated out of the news cycle. Southern counties are typically the worst hit, but their […]

In a large scale investigation Orb Media has revealed that more than 90% of the name brand bottled water samples they tested contained a significant amount of microplastics. An average amount of 10 plastic particles per liter were found in the 250 water bottles purchased from 9 different countries. For this measurement, each particle counted […]

The term “GenX” may not mean much to you if you live elsewhere in the United States, but residents in North Carolina have been dealing with the fallout of the known contaminant since the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality first discovered its presence in waterways last year. Here’s a quick summary of the current […]

In terms of overall water quality Florida ranks near last in a recent study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council. There are multiple reasons for Florida’s sub-par water quality: tourism and overall growth are booming, but drinking water supplies untainted by saltwater or wastewater are severely limited. In light of this water quality reality […]