Tag: water

Great Lakes Pipeline Dispute Highlights a Broader Energy Dilemma

By Douglas Bessette Gov. Rick Snyder and Enbridge, a Canadian company, have reached an agreement over a leak-prone pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac, the four-mile-long waterway that divides Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Rather than shut the 65-year-old pipeline down altogether, as environmentalists are demanding,…

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NASA Space Images Show Dark Polluted Water Spilling From Carolina Rivers Into Ocean

  Special Report By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze Satellite imagery has discovered Carolina rivers so polluted their streams appear dark from outer space. These streams, unfortunately, are not only polluting and damaging water quality throughout the Carolina’s but also pouring into the ocean. As Abbie Bennett of the…

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Tons of plastic trash enter the Great Lakes every year – where does it go?

By Matthew J. Hoffman, Rochester Institute of Technology and Christy Tyler, Rochester Institute of Technology Awareness is rising worldwide about the scourge of ocean plastic pollution, from Earth Day 2018 events to the cover of National Geographic magazine. But few people realize that similar concentrations…

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Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water Supply – for the Third Time

By Lily Dane Residents of Terrebonne Parish in Louisiana are being warned once again: Independent testing of the water supply returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri – also known as the “brain-eating amoeba” –  which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction. The Terrebonne Consolidated Waterworks District…

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