Water Pollution

 

News about water pollution, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

ARTICLES ABOUT WATER POLLUTION

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Race Is On to Clean Up Hydraulic Fracturing
Many entrepreneurs hope to profit from techniques that could clean up the huge amounts of water used in fracking, which could allay environmentalists’ fears.

December 5, 2012, Wednesday

Clams and Grass to the Rescue
Scientists are not just studying the bay on Long Island, but working to restore its waters and tidal flats to health.

December 4, 2012, Tuesday

Imaginary Prizes Take Aim at Real Problems
Imaginary Prizes Take Aim at Real Problems
Competitions like the X Prize offer large sums of money to spur new approaches to seemingly insoluble problems; several MacArthur fellows were asked to propose prizes of their own.

November 9, 2012, Friday

Pennsylvania Report Left Out Data on Poisons in Water Near Gas Site
Pennsylvania Report Left Out Data on Poisons in Water Near Gas Site
A state scientist says that a department involved in a lawsuit over the effects of fracking on drinking water did not request full test results.

November 3, 2012, Saturday

Treacherous Mother Nature, Out to Get Us All
Treacherous Mother Nature, Out to Get Us All
Barry Levinson’s new movie, “The Bay,” which opens on Friday, is another in a long line of eco-horror films.

October 28, 2012, Sunday

Laws to Fight Warming
The Center for Biological Diversity says potent weapons remain unused.

October 12, 2012, Friday

Pollution in China
A recent visitor to China welcomes a growing awareness of industry’s environmental toll.

October 11, 2012, Thursday

MORE ON WATER POLLUTION AND: Water Pollution, Air Pollution, Environment, China
A Checkup for Natural Gas
The governor of New York made a reasonable decision in slowing down to review the health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

October 6, 2012, Saturday

Resort’s Snow Won’t Be Pure This Year; It’ll Be Sewage
Resort’s Snow Won’t Be Pure This Year; It’ll Be Sewage
Arizona Snowbowl will become the first ski resort in the world to use 100 percent sewage effluent to make artificial snow. Members of the Navajo tribe say the snow will ruin sacred ground.

September 27, 2012, Thursday

New York State Plans Health Review as It Weighs Gas Drilling
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration now says its decision on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York State will have to wait until it conducts a review of the potential public health effects.

September 21, 2012, Friday

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