Kids Risk Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water in Schools

photo: lead in public schools drinking fountains

Children across the U.S. acquire and education through public school — they also receive lead exposure, according to new research.

At least 22 states failed to protect students from water contamination, according to a study conducted by the Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund.

Worse, only two of the 32 tested states received a B rating. Not one state made an A. Schools in states


Nashville uses storm drains adoption to fight localized flooding

NASHVILLE, Tenn, — Metro Nashville has a new way to prevent neighborhood flooding, like middle Tennessee has seen all-too-often this spring. The program calls for more than 40,000 volunteers to adopt storm drains around the Nashville area. "You’ll see leaves, yard clippings, any type of debris, a lot of litter, Styrofoam cups, trash bags, and all that sitting on top of a storm drain can prevent the water from getting


“Water is Life” Rally Highlights Fight for Clean and Accessible Water

Protecting the Penobscot River. That goal brought folks from across the state together Saturday in Bangor. It’s part of a larger effort by the Penobscot Nation to improve water quality in the area. Taylor Kinzler reports.

“The Penobscot Nation led the way in cleaning up the river over the past 30 years,” said Sherri Mitchell of the Penobscot Nation. “We understand that all of the rights that we claim have


NGWA Volunteer opportunities

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The National Ground Water Association depends on volunteers to help move the professions forward. The Association has created a set of groups that are: purposeful, offer advice to the NGWA Board of Directors, selective in appointing its members, and operate in conjunction with the overall goals of the Association. Select the way(s) you have an interest in serving NGWA then fill out the


Ever Dream of Becoming a Scientist? Dream No More.

Embrace your passion for data and love of planet Earth: Become a NOAA citizen scientist! We’re always looking for volunteers to help our scientists and researchers observe the world around us. Does logging local weather conditions or surveying whales interest you? How about volunteering in a NOAA national marine sanctuary or research reserve?

Take a look at some of NOAA’s more popular opportunities and then mine for more in the