Water in the News in America
As I have written lately, you can’t open a newspaper, listen to the radio or turn on your television set without reading, hearing, or seeing something pertaining to water.
From the California drought to chemical spills in West Virginia and the algae blooms in Ohio, water is definitely in the news.
Today, it’s in New Jersey, where the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) announced last week (August 12th) that the capping of the two landfills in the townships of Cinnaminson and Duran, New Jersey, didn’t require any more action to be taken as the current measures have proven to be effective. The sites drew national attention when the federal government …
The State of Water in the World
Clean water is headline news as of late. When you look at the stories coming out of Ohio and their poisoned water supply, the West Virginia chemical spill, California drought and the banning of plastic water bottles in San Francisco, water is getting some big time press time.
Yet, what of the rest of the world? What is the status of the water supply around the globe? How are people affected by the lack of clean water or even the unavailability of water at all?
Let’s take a look.
According to data collected by the US Census Bureau, in 2012, the population of the United States was 313.9 million people. In …
Drinking Water Becoming a Precious Commodity
If you read the paper, watch the news, go on-line or listen to the radio, you are probably aware of all the water woes going on in this country as of late.
A chemical spill in West Virginia, flooding in Alabama and now poisoned water in Ohio to name but a few places that are struggling to find clean water. While in California, some residents of that drought-plagued state are struggling to find water of any kind. In some areas on the West Coast, you can be fined up to $500.00 for watering your lawn.
Last weekend in Toledo, Ohio, and surrounding areas, some 400,000 residents were warned not to …