The Week in Water: Jun 9-15, 2012

The Week in Water brings you blue living ideas and news from around the web.

Hormones injected into dairy cows stay around in the environment longer than previously suspected.

In India, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit wants to make rainwater harvesting a people’s movement. “The ground water levels in Delhi were so high 40 years back that the water had to be pumped out to prevent seepage in buildings in various places in Delhi. Today the ground water level is alarmingly low at places,” she said.

NPR takes a look at how the quality of local water affects the flavor of craft beers and what happens when a small brewery wants to expand into a new territory.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a new program aimed at getting kids involved in saving energy. EcoKaren posts on how to participate in Team Energy Star.

A sewage treatment plant in Wisconsin dumped partially treated sewage waste into Lake Superior for thirty months before finally getting back into compliance. The problem?  The bacteria that clean the raw sewage had died off. They haven’t found the cause of the dieoff yet.

A robot fish guides real fish away from oil spills and other dangers.


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