Sewage Blamed for Sickness

Sewage Blamed for Sickness

Dunedin surf life-savers claim a plume of pollution washing on to the city’s most popular beaches is making them ill. Two groups of young surf life-savers were struck down after training at St Kilda and St Clair beaches last week, with symptoms including vomiting. Open cuts also became infected. About six members of the Otago […]

Heal the Bay: Long Beach Water Quality

Heal the Bay: Long Beach Water Quality

The waters off Long Beach — long among the most contaminated in the state of California — have improved dramatically in the last year, according to a new report that gives the city’s beaches their highest water-quality ratings in a decade. All the beaches in the city earned grades of A or B in the […]

Fixing Anacostia Pollution Won’t Be Quick

Fixing Anacostia Pollution Won’t Be Quick

A young Eastern painted turtle, covered in algae, basks on some driftwood while a discarded spray paint can floats nearby in the Anacostia River. controlling raw sewage runoff into the Anacostia River during heavy rains may remain an issue until at least 2018, say the District’s water and sewer authority and environmental advocates. “When those […]