Latest Water pollution News

Farmer keeps cows out of the creek to fight water pollution

May. 28, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

WIRTZ, Va. (AP) — The herd of Black Angus cows that approached Alex Hunt on his Franklin County farm, hoping for a handout of grain, seemed benevolent enough. But if left to freely roam 430 acres of fields and forest, the cattle would surely head for one of four creeks on the land....

Juvenile charged contaminating opposing KS team's water

May. 27, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

McPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the contamination of a water cooler used by a small college baseball team in Kansas. The boy was charged with endangerment and criminal damage to property for allegedly pouring paint into Kansas Wesleyan's...

An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

May. 25, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — In the cold, choppy waters of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only. It wasn’t a spout from humpback whales that power through this scenic fjord, or a sea otter lazing on its back, munching a king crab. ...

Massachusetts sues companies over use of ‘forever chemicals’

May. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued more than a dozen companies involved in the manufacture or marketing of so-called forever chemicals, alleging they knowingly polluted the environment and endangered public health, state Attorney General Maura Healey said Wednesday. ...

Seventh graders taking class to water was a stroke of genius

May. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (AP) — Taking dozens of seventh graders kayaking along Broad Creek wasn’t a dare. Maybe a challenge for some. And a test of patience for others. But leading swaths of life jacket-clad students — fueled with field trip exuberance and teenage wit — tandem...

Tree farm or warehouses: Which is better for Biscayne Bay?

May. 21, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It might seem like an easy question. What’s better for the environment, a tree farm or a crop of warehouses? But with a massive development and an unprecedented expansion of Miami-Dade’s urban development boundary on the line, that question has developers and...

UN floats plan to boost renewables as climate worries mount

May. 18, 2022 09:37 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations chief on Wednesday launched a five-point plan to jump-start broader use of renewable energies, hoping to revive world attention on climate change as the U.N.’s weather agency said greenhouse gas concentrations, ocean heat, sea-level rise, and ocean acidification...

Global pollution kills 9 million people a year, study finds

May. 17, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

A new study blames pollution of all types for 9 million deaths a year globally, with the death toll attributed to dirty air from cars, trucks and industry rising 55% since 2000. That increase is offset by fewer pollution deaths from primitive indoor stoves and water contaminated with...

Miami-Dade is working on a plan to clean up Biscayne Bay

May. 14, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Biscayne Bay is in dire straits, with several fish kills racked up over the last few summers, vanishing seagrass meadows and climate change cranking up the heat on Miami-Dade’s blue gem. Now, for the first time, Miami-Dade County is developing a formal,...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 11, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 10, 2022. Editorial: A virtual era for state’s court system Pandemic-related online innovation deserves support and budget help at the State Capitol. Like most government functions, Minnesota’s court system experienced...