Why natural conservation methods matter for the future of urban water supplies
November 18, 2014, 12:46 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The Nature Conservancy's Urban Water Blueprint details how natural conservation methods in key watershed areas can improve water quality in more than 500 global cities.
Those silver nanoparticles in your workout clothes are poisoning the water
September 25, 2014, 12:56 a.m. by Starre Vartan
Who knew? Silver ion anti-stink technology leaches into the environment, where it's toxic to aquatic life.
Stunning emerald green Arabian Sea may herald ecosystem disaster
September 10, 2014, 10:19 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The sea has a dead zone the size of Texas, and it's growing bigger every year because of sewage and fertilizer flowing into the waters.
Floating pool concept invites Londoners to take a dip in the Thames
August 14, 2014, 7:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Wildlife has slowly but surely returned to the formerly foul tideway. Is swimming in the Thames next?
Plastic 'trash islands' forming in ocean garbage patch
July 21, 2014, 10:09 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
Researchers speculate that these islands formed after the tsunami that battered Japan in 2011 swept items into the ocean.
EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
July 18, 2014, 3:48 p.m. by John Platt
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.
Beach bummer: Toxic slime will hit Lake Erie again
July 14, 2014, 9:30 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The algal blooms occur fertilizer runoff feeds the runaway growth of cyanobacteria. This algae sucks up oxygen and can emit toxins that injure humans and animals.
Illinois is first state to ban beauty products containing microbeads
June 10, 2014, 1:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Gov. Pat Quinn backs legislation that protects the Great Lakes and halts the sale and manufacture of face scrubs and body washes containing tiny plastic exfoliants.
Harnessing the power of a river to clean up its litter
June 5, 2014, 11:10 a.m. by Shea Gunther
What better way to power the cleanup of a river than by harnessing the river current itself? See how Baltimore is cleaning up its Inner Harbor.
Simple tree branch water filter removes 99% of E. coli
May 12, 2014, 2:45 p.m. by Sami Grover
High-tech water filters are wonderful. But what if you could go DIY, using just a piece of wood?