Researchers say it's time to clean up the Clean Water Act

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland was so polluted that it caught fire, helping to launch the modern environmental movement and prompting Congress to pass the Clean Water Act three years later. It was one of the first ...

Tracking contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear accident

In a paper published in the National Science Review, a team from Tsinghua University analyzed the diffusion process of the treated Fukushima accident contaminated water to be discharged into the Pacific Ocean from 2023. Results ...

Fishing for solutions to the plastic problem

More than 35 percent of fish caught in the waters off southern Australia contain microplastics, and the problem is most acute in South Australia, with plastic found in 49 percent of fish, according to research from the University ...

NY state approves constitutional right to clean environment

The New York state constitution will be amended to say people have the right to clean air and water and a healthy environment, after voters said yes to the measure in a referendum that was part of local elections on Tuesday.

Growing dominance of diatom algae in the Pearl River estuary

It is a common perception that waters close to population would be more polluted than those offshore or at higher latitudes.  However, researchers from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) found that ...

Aquatic insects are sensitive to light pollution

Light pollution—too much artificial light in the wrong place at the wrong time is one reason for the decline in insect numbers worldwide. New research from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries ...

Sustainable water treatment system inspired by nature

Students from Monash Chemical Engineering have used the natural water treatment cycle found in nature as inspiration to develop a sustainable, stand-alone water treatment system that removes persistent organic pollutants ...

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