nonpoint source pollution

Frack or Fiction: A Gasland Review

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.

Wake Up and See the Dead Zones!

A new global map illustrates the size and location of 400 oxygen-deprived oceanic "dead zones," most of which are triggered by fertilizer runoff.

Recycling is Patriotic

November 15 is America Recycles Day. Find fun facts, activities and more about recycling. And make sure you recycle every day.

Dead Zones, Now in More Frightening Detail!

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.

Fine Art Surfboards. Made From Trash.

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.

10 Ways: So You Want to Save the Ocean

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.

World Water Week and Urban Water Infrastructure

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.

Could NYC Ban Disposable Bags?

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?

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