Tag: Water shortage

The Huffington Post just published a story on August 15 entitled “Fracking Water Use Skyrockets, Creating 1,440 Percent More Toxic Wastewater.” See the whole story HERE. I do applaud HuffPost for taking on this story.  It’s tough for most mainstream consumer media to get this issue right – and HuffPost has fallen into the same factual […]

Eutrophication is defined as the over-abundance of nutrients in bodies of water, often due to runoff from land. Eutrophication causes plant life such as algae to grow densely, which causes aquatic animal life to suffocate. It is the most prevalent problem concerning water quality across the world, and is a leading cause of the destruction […]

as reported at NewsDeeply on July 30: Hot Weather, Land Abuses Fueling Algal Blooms in Western Waters Toxic bacteria produced by some algae are a threat to public health. Climate change may be one reason algal blooms have become a growing concern for many water agencies. THE WEST IS known for summer wildfires. Now it seems […]

Yuck! When you think of contaminated water systems, leaky pipes and other bad news about drinking water, you may think Bangladesh, India, or Mexico, but the good old USA is just as guilty of bad water infrastructure – in its smaller communities. Navid Saleh, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of […]

It’s news, but it’s not surprising news – the American West is not just experiencing drought. (Drought is a temporary condition.) We are going through aridification – the period of transition when a location becomes increasingly and permanently water scarce. How will our western states survive? What can we do to prepare for this coming challenge? […]

A new study that looks at water competition between cities & agriculture has found that URBAN water demand in 482 of world’s largest cities will increase by 80% by 2050, leading to an acute urban surface-water deficit. What will we do?! Learn about recycling at buff.ly/2y3b3CZ. Read the story at: How agriculture can ease the […]