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Duke Study finds Driller's Data on Fracking Safety Lacking

A Duke University study has cast doubt on data provided by a drilling company and calls into question the safety of its fracking operations.

EPA, Geological Survey Launch Massive Farm Runoff Study

Agriculture is the number one cause of impaired water quality in the U.S.This summer, the EPA is teaming up with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to sample water from some 100 midwest streams to test for literally hundreds of pesticides and nutrients used in farming. Ultimately, a group of three dozen scientists are aiming to uncover how farm runoff is affecting life in these streams.

EPA Seeks Public Comments on Atrazine– a Pesticide Commonly Found in Drinking Water

Even if you haven’t heard of atrazine, a pesticide produced by the Swiss-based company Syngenta Crop Protection, chances are high that you’ve imbibed it in your drinking water.  Every year, United States farms use 60-80 million pounds of atrazine.

World Water Day – 20th Anniversary of the World’s Fight for a Clean Water Future

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s vote to declare World Water Day.  Its purpose: to draw global attention to the importance of fresh water and the sustainable management of fresh water resources.