water pollution

Green tech finds: Poop-free water edition

Green tech finds: Poop-free water edition

It’s World Water Day, so in celebration, I’ve found a number of cool stories about water-related technology, including a ocean-going drone, and clean water from poop (really!).

DC Environmental Film Festival meets World Water Day

DC Environmental Film Festival meets World Water Day

I’m sure it wasn’t lost on the organizers of this year’s Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital that the second week of screenings and events overlapped World Water Day on Thursday. Of course, it was probably also easier to book space in conjunction with this particular environmental event than one occurring, say, next month (which…

Federal Ghost Fleet Illegally Polluting San Francisco Bay

Federal Ghost Fleet Illegally Polluting San Francisco Bay

The federal agency in charge of more than 70 decaying naval vessels stored in northern San Francisco Bay is illegally polluting and storing hazardous waste in the bay, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

Water Polluters Beware: EPA Plans to Enforce Clean Water Act

Water Polluters Beware: EPA Plans to Enforce Clean Water Act

At a Congressional hearing today held to mark the 37th year since passage of the Clean Water Act, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson announced that the agency is stepping up its efforts to enforce the law.

Mouth of the Mississippi World's Dirtiest Coastal Ecosystem

Mouth of the Mississippi World's Dirtiest Coastal Ecosystem

The world’s most imperiled coastal marine ecosystem is at the mouth of the Mississippi River, although coastal marine ecosystems are at risk worldwide as a result of human activities, new research shows.

New Treaty Aims to Protect Shared Transboundary Aquifers

New Treaty Aims to Protect Shared Transboundary Aquifers

PARIS, France, October 23, 2008 (ENS) – Underground aquifers contain 100 times the volume of fresh water found on the Earth’s surface but they have been neglected under international law despite their environmental, social, economic and strategic importance. On Monday, that will change as the UN General Assembly receives the draft of a new international…