After a flood, most people rely on officials to test public water sources. Private well owners are on their own, with little data to guide testing and treatment. New research seeks to change that.
Native American tribal communities are actively engaged in adapting to climate change. What information and data will help them build resilience to the new normal?
Phosphorous stored in watersheds and affects water quality for decades. A new model predicts phosphorus accumulation and depletion, and the consequences for water quality conservation measures.
Some types of algal blooms produce dangerous toxins, while others are relatively harmless to humans.
Although American water utility companies take time to modify procedures and technologies in response to new quality requirements, ultimately it reduces the rate at which they violate standards.
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.
Science forges a partnership between academia and federal agencies.
Fracturing during microearthquakes can cause groundwater pH drops. The change is temporary but can be equivalent to the difference between water and vinegar.
Las muestras de agua de 25 ríos en el centro de Cuba están dominadas por signos de erosión de las rocas en lugar de la escorrentía de fertilizantes, según muestran investigadores que trabajan en instituciones cubanas y estadounidenses.
Prisoners, activists, and lawyers are fighting to protect incarcerated people from pollution and the dangers of climate change. There’s a place for geoscientists in the fight too.