Many urban streams have become salty enough to harm aquatic life, largely because of salt used for deicing roads in the winter, according to a new government study released Wednesday.
The U.S. Geological Survey studied urban streams and groundwater for levels of chloride, a component of salt, in 20 states spanning from Alaska to the Great Lakes and Northeast.
By Steve Karnowski, The Associated Press
, September 17, 2009
The list of products caught in China’s tainted milk scandal grew Friday to include baby cereal in Hong Kong and snack foods in Japan, while Taiwan reported three children and a mother with kidney stones in the island’s first cases possibly linked to the crisis.
Testing prompted by an Associated Press story that revealed trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in drinking water supplies has shown that more Americans are affected by the problem than previously thought — at least 46 million.
By Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press
, September 12, 2008
The Keystone Canadian pipeline project is known as the largest industrial project in history because Keystone wants to run multiple pipelines through North Dakota to refineries in the South. These pipelines will carry Tar Sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada, a very toxic substance which could contaminate the water supplies of North Dakotans with chemicals including arsenic, mercury, and cancer-causing polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons.
Corey A.M. Bergsrud, Devils Lake, N.D.
, June 25, 2008
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