The water shrew is well adapted to an aquatic lifestyle: they have a dark brown (almost black), waterproof coat of short fur, and ears (visible as white tufts) that can close in the water. A fringe of stiff silvery hairs runs the length of the underside of the tail, which they use as a rudder, and their hind feet have similar fringes. They can dive … [more…]
Before the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, our nation’s waters were in trouble. Lake Erie was virtually dead, the Cuyahoga River caught on fire, and the Androscoggin River in Maine was so polluted it peeled paint on nearby buildings. Many of America’s waters had become little more than lifeless, open sewers.
Nobody wants to return to the bad old days of polluted, dirty rivers. … [more…]
More than a third of Pennsylvania’s lakes and a fifth of its streams are impaired, meaning that pollution has (or should have, anyway) hindered their use for drinking water supplies, fishing, recreation or the aquatic life that call the waterways home.
Perhaps the best illustration of the scale … [more…]
TULSA — A Tulsa teen making major strides in cleaning our rivers and streams is now getting global recognition for his advancements in environmental engineering.
"Seeing what will make an impact on the world really drives me forward," said Braden Milford, senior at Cascia Hall.
Braden created a water purification system right in his Cascia Hall classroom.
"My project associates environmentally extracted bacteria with algae in a jelly-like system that
On Dec. 11, the Trump administration announced plans to cut back the number of wetlands and creeks protected under the Clean Water Act, which … [more…]