Video Report: Drinking Water Contaminated for 300,000 Residents in West Virginia After Chemical Spill

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West Virginia Water Woes: 36 Hour Recap by David Boucher & Elaine Mcmillion for Charleston Daily Mail West Virginia stands in a state of emergency after a potentially harmful chemical spilled into a local river and contaminated the […]

Georgia Water Rights Spark Lawsuit After Oyster Industry Collapse

OYSTER FISHERMEN AT POINTE A LA HACHE ARE IDLE BECAUSE OF A STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BAN ON OYSTERS. RECENT FLOODING OF THE SALT WATER BEDS BY POLLUTED MISSISSIPPI RIVER RENDERED THE OYSTERS UNFIT TO EAT. photo: Messina, John (date: 05/1973)

Florida Sues Georgia Over Water Dispute by Ashley Lopez for Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia this week after a long-running dispute […]

Texas Study Finds Arsenic in Water is Closely Associated w/ Fracking

Judy Eckert holding water contaminated with arsenic drawn from her private well. In 2007 Guardian Exploration drilled and fracked a Marcellus well 450ft from her home, which she believes contaminated her water supply. To learn more about her case you can donate to receive a copy of Triple Divide — a Public Herald documentary on fracking. © J.B.Pribanic

New Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Sites by Theodoric Meyer for ProPublica  A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in […]

Longwall Mining for Clean Coal ‘Permanently’ Damaged 6 Streams in Pennsylvania

[longwall mining machine] 19 maj 2011, Deutsches Bergbaumuseum, Bochum. 
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New scrutiny of ‘longwall’ mining finds damage in Pennsylvania streams by Kristen Lombardi for Public Integrity The brutally efficient coal-extraction method known as “longwall mining” has permanently damaged a half dozen streams in Pennsylvania, state regulators have found […]

EPA & Its Evasive Action on Fracking

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EPA’s Abandoned Wyoming Fracking Study One Retreat of Many by Abrahm Lustgarten for ProPublica When the Environmental Protection Agency abruptly retreated on its multimillion-dollar investigation into water contamination in a central Wyoming natural gas field last month, it […]

Water Impacts of the 21st Century in 3 minutes

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Water in the Anthropocene is a 3-minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle. Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch […]

Sign of the Salamander

Hellbender. photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service- Northeast Region

Hellbender Salamanders: Giant Indicators of Clean Water by The Allegheny Front LISTEN TO FULL SHOW:  Each summer since 2007, Eric Chapman leads a team out intoLittle Mahoning Creek in Indiana, Pa. They risk life and limb hoisting rocks the […]