water quality

53 Million Gallons Of Wastewater Flushes Daily Into Hawaii’s Waters — How One Local Non-Profit…

Hawaii has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and yet there are serious water quality issues to content with, primarily due to the large quantity of cesspools in the State. This is a huge issue for all of the islands, and impacts the health of humans, animals, and our ocean ecology. Here’s the story of a local non-profit that’s working to fix this crappy situation.

Chicago 2030: Green Or Ashen?

Editor’s Note: This article is one submission in a live Masdar blogging contest (find out the entry requirements here). Very simply, the focus of the contest submissions is to: “Describe your city in 2030: what will occur due to changes in energy, transportation and water technologies, and how will they transform how you live?” We are sharing this submission here … [continued]

Fracking’s Impact On Water Quality

Originally Published in the ECOreport Dr Allan Hoffman recently compared the fracking boom to the market for illegal drugs. Regardless of the problems, there is simply too much money to be made, and he expects the boom to continue for several decades. Together with Professor EM Gustav Olsson, of Lund … [continued]

EPA Offering to Foster Sustainable Growth

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week its intention to allow communities to apply for technical assistance to foster sustainable growth in their area. As part of that, the EPA is offering tools that can be applied in rural, suburban, and urban areas, including; Smart growth and economic development … [continued]

Robot Fish to Better Monitor Water Quality

An ecologist and an engineer at Michigan State University are working together to create robot fish that can better monitor various factors in aquatic environments. [social_buttons] Combining the brilliance of nature with some top-notch engineering, these two scientists are on to something and getting the funding for it. The researchers … [continued]