Columbia County, UW-extension focusing on well water testing to provide safe drinking water for rural areas of the county

Columbia County’s UW-Extension, in partnership with the county’s Land and Water Conservation department, is working to test well water in rural areas of the county to ensure safe drinking water.
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Calif. Approves new treatment method for removing nitrate from groundwater

An innovative process that uses naturally occurring bacteria to remove nitrate from contaminated groundwater has received approval from California's State Water Board as a treatment method.


Farm bankruptcies and tainted wells in the dairy state

A key Wisconsin voting bloc pushes back against corporate consolidation.

Inside the uphill fight for clean water in California’s Central Valley

More than 1 million Californians, many of them living in the state's agricultural heartland, still do not have access to clean water.


Migrant farmworkers feed America, and they’re at high risk for a coronavirus outbreak

Living in crowded dorms with no space to quarantine the sick, farm laborers are 'petrified'.


Florida Senate approves runoff water measure to control algae blooms

A sweeping water quality measure was approved Friday by the Florida Senate, with supporters calling it a major step toward easing runoff that has fed algae blooms.

Super Bowl Miami campaign highlights South Florida environmental challenges

The Environmental Village at the free Super Bowl LIVE Experience features booths focusing on ocean health and the Everglades.


Environmental groups, dairy industry continue to clash over nitrates

Controversy is still simmering between environmental groups and Lower Valley dairies.

‘A crappy business’: Manure broker speaks out on tighter MD rules

Delmarva hauler doubts enough regional farmers will pay for excess litter under new environmental regs.


Many in Delaware lack access to safer public water

Private wells in some communities are contaminated, and the water that comes from them is smelly and undrinkable — it has tested positive for high levels of nitrates and iron.


One in eight Minnesotans drink nitrate-tainted tap water, report says

Environmental group says Minnesota is on "the brink of a public health crisis."

State finds 56% of Minnesota's lakes and streams are 'impaired'

A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus.

Speaking of water: Michael Cohen on the Salton Sea

In this episode of Speaking of Water, host Eileen Wray-McCann talks with Michael Cohen, a senior researcher at the Pacific Institute, about the Salton Sea.

Germany′s farmers protest for their future

Farmers feel like they are scapegoats for mainstream society's woes.


Bioreactors to the rescue in polluted California wetlands

A prototype bioreactor that strips nitrates out of water is helping reduce the problems posed by fertilizer-filled runoff.

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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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