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Infrastructure Takes a Front Seat at National Governors Meeting

Article: Infrastructure Takes a Front Seat at National Governors Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The National Governors Association 2009 Winter Meeting wrapped up today with a session on best practices from around the world for financing infrastructure repairs and upgrades. The governors charted what they called “an action-based roadmap” for the chairman’s initiative Strengthening Our Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future. Each year,…

USGS: Chemicals Remain in Public Drinking Water After Treatment

Article: USGS: Chemicals Remain in Public Drinking Water After Treatment

WASHINGTON, DC, December 9, 2008 (ENS) – Low levels of manufactured chemicals remain in public water supplies even after they have been treated in selected community water facilities across the country, according to new research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and released today. Water from nine selected rivers used as sources for public water…

Pharmaceuticals Again Found in U.S. Drinking Water

Article: Pharmaceuticals Again Found in U.S. Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, DC, March 10, 2008 (ENS) – Drugs taken for pain, infection, high cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy, mental illness and heart problems contaminate drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, according to a report by the Associated Press National Investigation Team released today. These findings confirm a 2002 report by the U.S. Geological Survey…

Agriculture is Altering Mississippi River Chemistry

Article: Agriculture is Altering Mississippi River Chemistry

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, January 25, 2008 (ENS) – Over the past 50 years, farming has altered the hydrology and chemistry of the Mississippi River, injecting more carbon dioxide [www.sundance.tv] into the river and raising river discharge, finds a study by researchers at Louisiana State and Yale universities. LSU Professor R. Eugene Turner and graduate student…