E.P.A. Updates a Decades-Old Water Quality Standard

December 3, 2012, 11:54 am 1 Comment By EMMA BRYCE James Estrin/The New York Times Summer bathers on the Coney Island beach. Last week the  Environmental Protection Agency issued a new set of water quality guidelines for monitoring bacterial outbreaks in inland and coastal waters used frequently by recreational swimmers. The standard was last updated … Continue reading E.P.A. Updates a Decades-Old Water Quality Standard

Another Dirty Water Act

Another Dirty Water ActRepublicans in the House of Representatives — with the support of some key Democrats — seem determined to destroy the intricate and essential web of laws and regulations protecting the country’s environment. Their latest target is the hugely successful 1972 Clean Water Act. RelatedTimes Topic: Water PollutionOn Wednesday, the House approved the … Continue reading Another Dirty Water Act

Water Pollution

Water PollutionWater pollution affects plants and organisms living in these bodies of water; and, in almost all cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but also to the natural biological communities. Raw sewage and industrial waste flows across international borders—New River passes from Mexicali to Calexico, California.Water pollution is a … Continue reading Water Pollution