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Groups Applaud Great Lakes Mayors’ Water Quality Summit and Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Pollution to Great Lakes

Groups Applaud Great Lakes Mayors’ Water Quality Summit and Efforts to Reduce Nutrient Pollution to Great Lakes | Geography News | Scoop.it
Environmental and conservation groups are applauding mayors from around the region for convening a Great Lakes Water Quality Summit held today, September 24,  in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting, organized by the Great Lakes-St.
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Curacao has huge water pollution problem, says minister | reggae-vinyl.com

Curacao has huge water pollution problem, says minister | reggae-vinyl.com | Geography News | Scoop.it
Curacao has huge water pollution problem, says minister - http://t.co/L3W3iyN9MJ
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The EPA's struggle to combat water pollution | Grist

The EPA's struggle to combat water pollution | Grist | Geography News | Scoop.it
For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in legal fights about exactly what bodies of water it has the authority to ...
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Bacteria and biotechnology can clean up PHL water pollution

Bacteria and biotechnology can clean up PHL water pollution | Geography News | Scoop.it
Research conducted by the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH) of the University of the Philippines at Los Baños found that this strategy can treat and remove heavy metal contaminants such as copper, lead, zinc and...
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Florida Springs, Aquifer, And Drinking Water In Environmental Crisis (VIDEO)

Florida Springs, Aquifer, And Drinking Water In Environmental Crisis (VIDEO) | Geography News | Scoop.it

A century ago Florida's gin-clear springs drew presidents and millionaires and tourists galore who sought to cure their ailments by bathing in the healing cascades. Now the springs tell the story of a hidden sickness, one that lies deep within the earth:

 

• The water in many springs no longer boils up like a fountain, the way they have for centuries. The flow has slowed. In some places it has even stopped or begun flowing backward.

 

• The water that does come out is polluted by nitrates.

 

• The pollution fuels the growth of toxic algae blooms, which are taking over springs and the rivers they feed and putting human health at risk.

 

• Finally, the fresh water coming out of many springs is showing signs of a growing saltiness, according to a study by the Florida Geological Survey.

 

Yet a state-sponsored effort to save the springs, launched by then-Gov. Jeb Bush 12 years ago, ended last year under Gov. Rick Scott. Groups drafting plans to restore some of the most important springs were disbanded because they lost their funding...

 

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Water Pollution

This video is taken from the EcoEye series, and was originally broadcast on RTE in 2009. Produced by Earth Horizon in association with the Environmental Prot...
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