nonpoint source pollution
The EPA is taking public comments on the pesticide Triclosan, which may be, among other things, an endocrin disruptor and is ubiquitous in the environment.
Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
A new global map illustrates the size and location of 400 oxygen-deprived oceanic "dead zones," most of which are triggered by fertilizer runoff.
Those of us at EcoCentric are excited to write about this year’s topic - water - because it’s one of our main issues. The blogging started on Tuesday and continued all week.
Rumors abound about the dark forces that might be at play at the New York State DEC. Next week's election results could determine the fate of New York's environment.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. Find fun facts, activities and more about recycling. And make sure you recycle every day.
FIJI Water and its parent company, Roll International, are using a lot of water - and making a lot of dough - at the expense of surrounding communities.
The World Resources Institute released an interactive and exhaustively-researched map of 762 (and counting) areas in the world’s oceans with dangerously low oxygen levels.
Recently, I met a group of 20 or so curious people for a tour of the Yonker’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out where things go once you flush the toilet.
When I played on the beach as a little kid I loved to build little dams in the stream flowing out of the storm drain outfall. Of course, I was playing in filth.
Surfboard shaper Kevin Cunningham is sick of all the trash on the beach, so he’s going to create a series of surfboards made entirely out of plastic and other garbage that washes up on the shore.
You probably know Ted Danson from Cheers, but with the release of his new book, "Oceana," you get a chance to also know the actor as a 25-year ocean advocate.
The ocean covers 71 percent of our planet and drives our climate and our economy. It's also in trouble. Here's an easy, and different, top ten list of ways to help the ocean out.
It’s World Water Week and this year’s theme is "Responding to Global Changes-Water in an Urbanising World." Here are a few examples of our nation’s water and wastewater infrastructure issues.
New York City has a plastic bag recycling program. Great, but getting city residents to kick their disposable bag habit is going to take a lot more than that. Is it time for the city to start restricting single-use bags?
Whether it’s the flooded Northeast or drought-stricken Texas, the threats are different, but the problems are the same: Farms are devastated, power plants shut down and water supplies are threatened.