Photos: parking lot; Hightower Creek
Valdosta, GA, October 7, 2021 — Other businesses can do what Stafford did, and our creeks and rivers will be a lot cleaner! That will make Valdosta, Lowndes County, and every place downstream, more attractive to new and existing businesses, and healthier for people who live here.
After many times cleaning up trash from Sugar Creek near the Withlacoochee River, WWALS member Bobby McKenzie went … [more…]
…with new bills addressing Flint crisis, Detroit shutoffs
Photo: State Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit, introduces a package of water quality and affordability bills on November 12, 2015.
LANSING, MI — Flint mom Melissa Mays believes her three sons are starting to struggle in school because they drank contaminated city water, and she’s worried the full effect of lead poisoning, which can cause irreversible brain damage, will not be known for … [more…]
Photo: One of the few species that was found to be resistant to severe glyphosate contamination was Scapholeberis mucronata, a freshwater zooplankter commonly found in Québec and elsewhere in North America. Credit: Marie-Pier Hébert
A series of recent research papers from a McGill-led team has found that the herbicide glyphosate—commonly sold under the label Roundup—can alter the structure of natural freshwater bacterial and zooplankton communities. Notably, the researchers found that … [more…]
This principal aquifers map is available for download as a wall-map-sized PDF (14.4 MB), a printable PDF (1.7 MB), or available for purchase from the USGS Store.
An aquifer is a geologic formation, a group of formations, or a part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield significant quantities of water to wells and springs. The areal and vertical location of major aquifers is fundamental to … [more…]
Improved water management, monitoring and early warnings needed in face of growing water-related hazards and stress
Geneva 5 October 2021 – Water-related hazards like floods and droughts are increasing because of climate change. The number of people suffering water stress is expected to soar, exacerbated by population increase and dwindling availability. But management, monitoring, forecasting and early warnings are fragmented and inadequate, whilst global climate finance efforts are insufficient according … [more…]