posted on December 11, 2015 at 5:10 PM
Uranium, the stuff of nuclear fuel for power plants and atom bombs, increasingly is showing in drinking water systems in major farming regions of the U.S. West — a natural though unexpected byproduct of irrigation, drought, and the over pumping of...
posted on June 19, 2015 at 5:11 PM
Conservation could be considered a basic tenet of modern agriculture. And while the well-worn concept is being adopted, voluntarily, throughout portions of rural America, some have kept a watchful eye on the environmental impact of farming…for...
posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM
The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:23 PM
A technology for extracting drinkable water from manure is on its way to commercial application this year, Michigan State University said Thursday. The technology is particularly useful for animal operations in dry regions where water is at a...
posted on January 17, 2014 at 5:48 PM
Last Thursday, thousands of gallons of a chemical used to prepare coal for processing spilled into the primary source of drinking water for 300,000 in Charleston, West Virginia. The ban was lifted, but not before questions over the safety of...
posted on May 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM
A new study says natural gas drilling, or fracking, hasn't contaminated drinking water wells in Arkansas but researchers say the geology there is more of a natural barrier to pollution than in other areas where drilling takes place.
posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Investing as little as 0.16 percent of the world's gross domestic product - or $198 billion per year - could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a U.N. official said...