More stories

  • Drinking Water — Where It Comes From

    Surface water — like lakes, rivers, and reservoirs — is one major source of our drinking water. Groundwater is another. The surface water comes from precipitation, like rain and melting snow and ice. Surface water moves over land to collect in lower areas, so it can contain chemicals it absorbs along the way. Some cities, like Los Angeles and […] More

  • Clean water from oysters? You betcha.

    Oyster populations are waning, and the impacts could be more profound than the end of raw bars as we know it. How are oysters and clean water linked? More

  • Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill

    West Virginia residents are still dealing with the aftermath of a dirty coal spill polluting their drinking water, and now a Duke Energy coal ash spill is contaminating water in Virginia. More

  • West Virginia Water is Still Contaminated

    With the epic storms ripping through the southeast this week, the news cycle has kind of moved past the dirty coal spill that contaminated a large part of the West Virginia water supply. Unfortunately, toxic chemicals associated with coal production are still showing up in some resident’s water. More

  • Endless Shrimp? How sustainable are those little crustaceans?

    You’ve seen the ads on TV for all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets. Shrimp, once a special treat that you’d get once in a while on a summer seaside vacation, has turned into cheap fast-food like McDonald’s hamburgers. And like fast-food burgers, cheap shrimp is an ecological disaster. More

  • “You Can’t Stop the Rage”: An Interview with Dr. Tyrone Hayes

    Dr. Tyrone Hayes’ story reads like a movie script. Originally from a segregated town in South Carolina, the young African-American studied tadpoles in his yard and later won a scholarship to Harvard. He then became the second-youngest tenured professor in the Integrative Biology Dept. at UC-Berkeley. While doing research on the effects of atrazine for the chemical company Novartis (now owned by Syngenta), Hayes discovered that the popular pesticide causes chemical castration and feminization in frogs and hormonal disruption in humans that can lead to infertility and breast cancer. More

  • Web Site To Know: Food & Water Watch

    I’ve signed up for dozens of farm and food e-mail subscriptions, and a few have proven their worth magnificently when it comes to eating and drinking better. Get to know Food & Water Watch. More

  • 7 Ways to Become a Water Conservation Hero

    Our Green Dude Segment was with Green Dude Antonio, who is a water purification expert with Pur2o. I’m always surprised by how much I actually don’t know and probably don’t want to know! Anyway, that segment inspired this post about water and water conservation. More

  • Fracking Puts Colorado’s Organic Farmers Under Siege

    When Alison and Jason Gannett moved into their North Fork Valley home in Colorado, their plan was to produce all of their food in their very own organic garden, but a year later that dream is in jeopardy as natural gas companies are looking to drill near their land. More

  • 5 Reasons We Should be Concerned about Fracking (Film)

    We all know that the affordability, efficiency, and sustainability of cleaner, greener energy will be a major challenge for this century. Some have called natural gas a better and cleaner energy source; yet, even if we set aside this hot air, the process of extracting the gas (called hydraulic fracturing or fracking) proves problematic for both environmentalists as well as those in proximity to the wells. SnagFilms’ After the Gas Rush series explores the dangers associated with natural gas fracking. More

  • Big Chicken [VIDEO]

    The Pew Environment Group released a report detailing the environmental impact of ‘Big Chicken’, and the details are grim. More

  • Rocket Fuel in Your Water?

    A “potent thyroid toxin” that is a component of rocket fuel, perchlorate, contaminates the drinking water of up to 17 million Americans in 26 states. The EPA is finally going to start regulating it. More

Load More
Congratulations. You've reached the end of the internet.