With Iowa's water quality in decline, Des Moines Water Works shook the state with an unprecedented lawsuit that seeks clean water action on runoff from three agriculture-heavy counties. The ruling could affect what farmers do in their fields in Iowa and beyond.
With many homeowners opting to leave their swimming pools dry in the midst of drought, we challenged ourselves to come up with 50 ideas for your empty pool. Check out our list and don't get jealous.
It's morning again in America for clean water after the EPA finalized the Clean Water Rule and in so doing, made one of the biggest moves to improve US water quality in a generation.
The industrial chemical spill that fouled Charleston, West Virginia's waterways is serious, and Ecocentric provides a rundown of the developing story, a collection of peoples' experiences as shared via social media and other ways to follow its aftermath.
Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last Friday which will regulate fracking in California as of January 1, 2014. Any way you slice it, this bill means - for now - no moratorium (as environmental groups had hoped) nor unrestricted easy, breezy access to drilling in the Monterey Shale (no doubt on the oil industry's wish list).
Despite oil and gas industry rhetoric this presidential campaign year, there can be serious health and environmental impacts associated with fossil fuel extraction. Just ask a farmer whose fields were ruined by gas drilling wastewater.
The Clean Water Act was passed on this day in 1972. In observance of its anniversary, we are rerunning our post about how Nixon almost vetoed the act.
With all eyes on New York State's rumored upcoming moves on shale-gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a recent Washington Post op-ed by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and fracking pioneer, George Mitchell, weighed in on the possibility of limited fracking in the state's Southern Tier.
California's Central Valley and New York's Suffolk County have the shared problem of nitrate contaminated drinking water as shown in two separate studies. The question is, how long can this pollution be tolerated?
It's the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. You might know that this major piece of legislation was passed by Congress in 1972 and credited to Richard Nixon. You might not know that it almost didn't happen because after it was passed by Congress, Nixon vetoed it.
New York City residents had their chance to respond to the state’s plans for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for natural gas. Their response? No fracking way!
With little public attention, two significant decisions came out of a follow up to a previously canceled meeting on hydraulic fracturing held by the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC).
The debate raging around fracking is very familiar to Greg Swartz: Fracking offers a potential economic boost for landowners, but carries with it potential health and safety hazards and risk of severe environmental degradation.
Did you think "Drill, baby, drill," would go away? Not quite. "Drill, baby, drill" continues to sweep the nation, but in this case it's for a smaller profile fossil fuel - natural gas.
A new DOE rule that multinozzle showerheads have a combined flow rate of 2.5 gpm is a problem for luxury bath installers.
As New York considers a moratorium on fracking, it's worth considering comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and recent natural gas events - like the natural gas blowout in PA.