point 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.

Life at the Water’s Edge

Sea level rise is a concept that most people, including New Yorkers, can’t yet personalize. More public education is vital to ensure that New York City’s residents are able and willing to make informed decisions about specific actions and their associated budgetary requirements. Then we won’t be forced to react to natural disasters, instead we will proactively avoid or minimize the damage from the changes we inevitably face.

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.

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