Coal Ash Dumps Are Contaminating Groundwater in 22 States

photo: Coal Ash Dumps Contaminating Groundwater in 22 States

Coal ash located at the Possum Point Power Station in Dumfries, Virginia, appears in a photo taken on June 26, 2015. Kate Patterson for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Ten years ago today, the earthen wall of a coal ash impoundment in Kingston, Tennessee, ruptured, sending 1.1 billion gallons of coal ash slurry rushing across the countryside, destroying homes and chocking streams and wetlands with the toxic leftovers from … [more…]

Where’s The Fresh Water Going?

photo: hands cupped to catch clean water flowing out of a spigot

Freshwater Is Disappearing; Can Technology Save Us?

Fresh water is the most important resource for human life on earth.

People can survive far longer without food than without water, and virtually all of our food sources require fresh water to grow or create.

Anna Kucirkova wrote a good story abut this topic for IQSDirectory.com and was kind enough to share it with McCombs Supply.

At McCombs, an appliance parts business … [more…]

‘We Need Answers’: Hurricane Michael Leaves Florida Residents Desperate for Aid

photo: residents collect food and supplies from damaged businesses. ‘We Need Answers’: Hurricane Michael Leaves Florida Residents Desperate for Aid

People salvaged supplies from a destroyed business the day after Hurricane Michael made landfall. Credit: Eric Thayer for The New York Times

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — It was two days after Hurricane Michael, and Eddie Foster was pushing his mother in a wheelchair down a thoroughly smashed street, his face creased with a concentrated dose of the frustration and fear that has afflicted much of the Florida Panhandle since the … [more…]

Pesticide Chemical Spill Kills Tens of Thousands of Fish in Virginia

photo: Pesticide Chemical Spill Kills Tens of Thousands of Fish in Virginia

File photo via Jason Mintzner/Shutterstock, via Alternet.org

The agricultural industry’s chemical purveyors, Monsanto included, pride themselves on being “sustainable,” but time and time again we see that these promises don’t exactly hold water. Case in point: the latest incident of large-scale ecological harm caused by agricultural chemicals, this time involving a relatively modest leak of over 165 gallons that caused an immense amount of damage to wildlife in one of … [more…]