water quality

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Nothing’s been done to protect 100 miles of Southern California creeks and rivers, group claims in lawsuit against Trump adminis

Published: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:24pm


More than nine years after Congress declared 100 miles of waterways in Southern California as wild and scenic, the federal agencies managing those resources have done nothing to protect them, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Los Angeles.

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The water runs milky and can feel like fire. In this impoverished county, Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan may not help

Published: 
Mon, 02/12/2018 (All day)

Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.

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Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

Published: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:31pm
Category: 
Energy

A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.

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The E.P.A. Backs Off on Factory Farms

Published: 
Sun, 06/16/2013 - 10:21pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

The Environmental Protection Agency is obliged under the Clean Water Act to monitor America’s waterways and shield them from the toxic runoff from factory farms.

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Fracking can increase methane in drinking water, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:01pm
Category: 
Water

Scientists have found that methane and other gases pose a significant risk of contaminating drinking-water wells near natural gas drilling, raising new questions about possible health and safety risks from the production technique known as fracking.