Lawsuit Launched Against Trump EPA for Approving Fracking Waste Dumping Into Gulf of Mexico

Lawsuit Launched Against Trump EPA for Approving Fracking Waste Dumping Into Gulf of Mexico

The Center for Biological Diversity filed on Thursday a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for allowing oil companies to dump waste from fracking and drilling into the Gulf of Mexico without evaluating the dangers to sea turtles, whales or other imperiled marine life.

In September the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) finalized a Clean Water Act permit for new and existing offshore oil and … [more…]

Proving Terrible For the Marine Life: Microplastics

photo: glittering holiday ornaments. Proving Terrible For the Marine Life by Microplastics

A seemingly harmless arts and craft material, glitter has been a part of fun Do It Yourself projects, an intricate part of the fashion and makeup world, and an all-around well-loved item for years. Yet beneath all that glitz and glam lies an unfortunate and little-known truth: that glitter is causing serious harm to the environment.

Glitter is known for its tendency to stick to all available surfaces and be … [more…]

Potential Health Effects of Municipal Water Reuse in Kansas

photo: irrigation sprinklers. Potential Health Effects of Municipal Water Reuse in Kansas

In 2013, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback called on the Kansas Water Office and the Kansas Department of Agriculture to develop a long-term vision for water in Kansas. The resulting Kansas Water Vision provides a set of strategies related to conservation, water management, technological advancements in irrigation and plant varieties, and the development of new sources of water supply.

By calling for an evaluation of the sources and potential uses of … [more…]

Teaching Your Kids to Save Water

photo: water faucet and child washing his hands. Teaching Your Kids to Save Water

How to teach to your kids to save water? The first thing you have to teach your children about water is that it comprises 70% of their body. This fact might come as a shock to them at first, but it will also drive the point home.

Water is one of the essential elements of life, so it’s important to teach your kids how to respect and preserve it. With

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Water use rises as drought restrictions fade from memory

Water use rises as drought restrictions fade from memory

In the months after Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California’s five-year drought, water use in the state has risen, though not as much as it was before the dry spell took hold. But as California emerges from a second straight summer of increased water use, experts say those savings — no longer mandated by the state — are fragile. And keeping them up will be critical to preparing

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