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Plastic Water Pollution May Be Under-Reported

New research from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in conjunction with partners from Austria and the Netherlands, has highlighted an unseen issue with plastic pollution: The researchers have found that the amount of plastic pollution may be under-reported, and we are suffering from multiple blind spots regarding the amount…
bubmag
November 20, 2022
Water Pollution

We Need 50 More Years of the Clean Water Act

When a blaze ignited Ohio’s Cuyahoga River on June 22, 1969, it wasn’t the first—or worst—time the notoriously filthy waterway had caught fire. But national media outlets seized on it as a stark example of the abysmal state of the nation’s waters after decades of unchecked industrial and sewage pollution.…
bubmag
October 18, 2022
Water Pollution

Hayward, CA, Plans Wastewater Treatment Upgrades

HAYWARD, CA — The City of Hayward (City) is making significant improvements at its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) to serve a growing population, rehabilitate aging infrastructure, and improve the quality of purified water released to the San Francisco Bay. Known as the "Heart of the Bay," Hayward is the…
bubmag
October 11, 2022
Water Pollution

Nutrient mitigation scheme could unblock stalled house-building

Excessive housing development contributes to algae in watercoursesA nutrient mitigation scheme to be established by Natural England will allow local planning authorities to grant planning permission for new developments in areas with nutrient pollution issues. The scheme will create new wetlands and woodlands, funded by developers, most of whom are…
bubmag
July 21, 2022
Water Pollution

India’s ponds and lakes are witnessing mass fish death

In April 2022, several images of dead fish floating in the Banganga tank, located in Mumbai’s Malabar Hill area, circulated on news sites and social media platforms. Clean-up efforts were initiated after locals observed the dead fish in the tank and informed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The contractor appointed for…
bubmag
July 20, 2022
Water Pollution

Iowa court reverses precedent on Iowa pig farm lawsuits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a long-standing precedent that allowed landowners to sue for damages when a neighboring hog farm causes water pollution or odor problems that affect quality of life. The court concluded, 4-3, that a 2004 decision was wrong. The earlier…
bubmag
June 30, 2022
Water Pollution

New children’s book addresses water pollution

The story was written by author Jenny Bailey and published by Tales from Mother Earth as the third in a series – following on from Phoebe the Bee and Spike the Hedgehog. Tales from Mother Earth and the company launched the new audio/picture story book - Stanley the Water Vole…
bubmag
June 28, 2022