Researchers are using remote sensing to track floating mats of plastic trapped in water hyacinth plants.
The unsafe contaminant levels could not be attributed to differences in regional geology, water source, or community size. Researchers suggest they are due to a failure of regulatory policy.
The annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers includes practical calls to action to turn the tide on threatened U.S. waterways.
A medida que las inundaciones aumentan en frecuencia e intensidad, los productos químicos enterrados en los sedimentos de los ríos se convierten en “bombas de tiempo” que esperan activarse.
Researchers identified geochemical tracers for lead and investigated Oklahomans’ concerns at the Tar Creek Superfund site.
Scientists, community groups, and the Clean Water Act are behind Washington, D.C.’s massive project to reduce combined sewer overflows by 96%.
A study of 369 lakes across the Midwest finds that many of them, especially those close to agriculture, have high concentrations of harmful algal bloom-causing cyanobacteria.
By reviewing 44 studies, researchers make a scientific case for regulating agricultural pollution of streams and rivers by implementing conservation practices, including riparian buffer zones.
Poor infrastructure is responsible for tens of thousands of pharmaceutical doses that flow through Baltimore’s streams each year.
Abandoned hardrock mines and climate change cause metals and other elements to leach into streams. They also put rare earth elements into the water, a new study finds.