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Summer Road Trip Finds Small Streams Have Big Impacts On Great Lakes
In the summer of 2018, Rob Mooney, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Limnology, set out on an epic road trip around Lake Michigan. Mooney was no stranger to the drive. In fact, he had already completed eight circuits of the lake over the previous two years as he monitored seasonal changes in dozens of rivers and streams flowing into the lake.
Growth Opportunities Are On The Horizon In The Water And Wastewater Treatment Equipment Market As Public Concern On PFAS Rises
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of ever-expanding, complex man-made compounds that have leached into our soil, air, and water. There are nearly 5,000 different types of PFAS found in various products like nonstick cookware, food packaging, cleaning supplies, paints, waterproof jackets, firefighting foams, carpets, and more.
New Technology Makes Wastewater From Oilsands Safer For Fish
In the northeastern corner of Alberta, nestled among the expanses of forests and wetlands, lies a major freshwater dilemma that Canada is currently facing. The reuse of water for oil extraction causes tailings ponds to accumulate higher and higher concentrations of harmful contaminants. As such, the water in these tailings ponds is dangerous, and often lethal, to birds, fish, frogs, and plants.
CyAN App Used For Early Detection Of Harmful Algal Blooms
Algal blooms with the potential to harm human health or aquatic ecosystems are referred to as harmful algal blooms. The most effective way of protecting public health from harmful algal blooms (HABs) is knowing ahead of time to avoid water containing cyanobacteria, which is why EPA developed the Cyanobacteria Assessment Network mobile app, an early warning indicator system for algal blooms in U.S. freshwater systems, which allows local water quality managers to proactively plan for cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms in their community.
Saving Our Reservoirs From Invading 'Cling-Ons'
Like a page out of a science fiction novel, a wave of aquatic invaders is trying to discretely slip into the nation’s reservoirs and lakes.
Innovation And Teamwork To Address PFAS Treatment
When you need to solve a pressing problem, one that is complicated and requires out-of-the-box thinking, you need to focus your attention, minimize distractions and barriers, and work with others to come up with innovative ideas. That’s exactly what EPA’s PFAS Innovative Treatment Team (PITT) is doing to help address PFAS.
Resilience In The Face Of Emerging Contaminants
There are over 150,000 public drinking water systems in the United States and more than 80 percent of the population receives their potable drinking water from these systems. And today - according to the EPA, our water systems are faced with a growing list of challenges.
AWWA Lights The Way
It’s been a helluva year, and we’re barely halfway through it.
A Cocktail Of Contaminants In Chesapeake Waters
The signing of the original one-page Chesapeake Bay Agreement in 1983 was a historic moment that marked one common-sense idea: the Chesapeake Bay estuary is an interconnected watershed and working together to improve its health would benefit everyone that lives, works and recreates there. This cooperative approach helped end the oyster wars, brought about collaboration across the jurisdictions and led to advancements in science.
Scientists Around The World Are Already Fighting The Next Pandemic
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50 percent chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection — even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How?