Tag: drinking water sources

An improved drinking-water source is defined as one that, by nature of its construction or through active intervention, is likely to be protected from outside contamination, in particular from contamination with fecal matter.

Editor’s Comments: Time to Get the Details Right—More Monitoring

Editor’s Comments: Time to Get the Details Right—More Monitoring

In December, EPA released a new version of its 2015 report on fracking—hydraulic fracturing, or the process of injecting high-pressure liquids underground to extract oil and gas. The original report found “no evidence that fracking systemically contaminates water”; the revised report does not include that statement, and instead concludes that

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

A lengthy stretch of creek in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area had suffered significant erosion damage over the course of many years. In addition, because this creek is in a low-lying area, at the bottom of a valley, it was prone to repeated flooding.

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

Protection Without Breaking the Bank

A lengthy stretch of creek in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area had suffered significant erosion damage over the course of many years. In addition, because this creek is in a low-lying area, at the bottom of a valley, it was prone to repeated flooding. “To make matters worse, parking lots are

Super Detector Tracks Toxic Algae

A biosensor recently developed at Lund University can detect substances at 10,000 times lower concentrations than what is currently possible. PhD student Lesedi Lebogang found a practical application that could be particularly helpful in warm climates such as Africa, Australia and the southern United States, where drinking water is affected.

Los Angeles’s Proposition O

Los Angeles’s Proposition O

In 2004, the Los Angeles, CA, bond referendum called Proposition O raised $500 million for stormwater quality improvements. Not only is that big in Los Angeles (L.A.), but it’s an unprecedented sum for any US municipality. According to environmental advocate Mark Gold, when Proposition O was approved 10 years ago,

When Nature Strikes: Two California Experiences

When Nature Strikes: Two California Experiences

Look at Japan, where an almost-unheard-of 8.5 earthquake– and a tsunami–happened right next to a nuclear power plant. How much preparation is enough, and what happens when it’s not? What do you do when your system is threatened by outside events such as a wildfire, a flood, tsunami, or earthquake

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