Friday, January 17, 2014
How did America’s water system get the way it is today? Martin Melosi, author of The Sanitary City and professor of history at the University of Houston, explains. Jennifer Weidhaas, assistant professor of Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University; Mark Davis, director of the Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy at Tulane University Law School; and David Soll, Assistant Professor in the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, provide a snapshot of what the water is like in three different regions of the U.S.
Monday, January 13, 2014
By Anna Sale
“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” What a story. I was hooked, and I devoured updates as they trickled out on social media last Thursday.
That's how I noticed a small mention that my hometown in West Virginia had lost its drinking water.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A boil water advisory has been issued for several municipalities in New Jersey, as the state continues to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Water-use restrictions statewide having also been ordered to aid conservation amid possible shortages after superstorm Sandy.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
New Jersey had the fourth-best beach water quality in the nation last year, and New York ranked No 24 out of coastal states — while the number of closures or advisories doubled in the Empire State, according to a report.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
The Department of Environmental Protection believes the city’s waterways will be safer as a result of two new initiatives. It has completed a venture that will reduce the discharge of untreated wastewater into city’s harbors, while the state Legislature passed a bill Thursday that will give the public the right to know when such pollutants spill into local waters.
Friday, January 20, 2012
We're kicking off a series of Please Explains on how to save the world—ways to approach complex global problems such as climate change, food supply, garbage disposal, population control, and violence. Today's topic is how to protect the world's water supply. Upmanu Lall, Director of the Columbia Water Center, and Sandra Postel, founder of the Global Water Policy Project and National Geographic Freshwater Fellow join us to discuss the state of fresh water around the globe.
Monday, January 02, 2012
A county executive in the Catskills says New York City is acting like an "occupying nation" in communities within its upstate watershed, polluting waterways, flooding homes and paying too little in taxes as it maintains the purity of its water supply.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
New York's beaches have the seventh worst water quality in the nation because of pollution from storm runoff and sewer overflows, according to the annual beach report from the Natural Resources Defence Council.