If you needed any more evidence to attest to the fact that Sandy was a real bitch, Climate Central released a study today showing where the storm overwhelmed the city's sewage treatment facilities. The findings are horrifying: 11 billion gallons of raw and partially treated sewage were dumped into t ... More >>
When you travel overseas, it's often advised that you only drink bottled water, don't get ice in your drinks and avoid drinking water while brushing your teeth or showering because foreign water -- in many cases -- is disgusting. It's become painfully clear that the same warning should apply to anyo ... More >>
New Jersey has a bit of a reputation as being a filthy industrial wasteland that's probably not suitable for human habitation -- and the fact that parts of the state have green drinking water is not helping.Water, as you know, is supposed to be clear. In certain parts of Jersey, however, the water h ... More >>
The Times reports today on the "slow boil" over water issues now playing out between Upstate communities and New York City. Ulster County, for example, has been pissed at the City for years. The county says that it's unfairly had to endure "development bans, flooded basements and ruined crops" just ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has had his share of public reservations about hydrofracking, urging government honchos to keep drilling far from NYC's water. The City's environmental agency is on board, too. But a strange little newsletter released this afternoon from the Department of Environmental Protect ... More >>
A while back, we were all a bit concerned about our New York City water exploits. A fire in the engine room at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem caused the plant to shut down, spewing nasty water out into our nearby bodies of H20, and officials deemed the Hudson, and parts ... More >>
Trisha Brown's famous 1971 work revives itself in Chelsea. How does it hold up after all these years?
The city's Department of Environmental Protection announced a new pilot program today that officials say will use cutting-edge technology to convert algae at a Queens waste-water treatment plant into biofuel for cars. How environmental! From our toilets to your cars.
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Governor David Paterson's dramatic budget cuts to state parks includes a severe hit to a park he once blocked traffic to create. Back in 1988, then-State Senator Paterson joined environmental activists to block the West Side Highway as a way to protest the stench reeking from the North Rive ... More >>
This morning we learned that Bill Thompson is $1,000 delinquent on his own water bills (Post, Page four, 4"-inch deep hedline: "H2OWE trouble for Bill" ). Okay, not a huge amount of money, but such debts don't inspire confidence in a would-be mayor. Now, this afternoon, a much bigger water ball ... More >>
Today is your last day to see Tapped at the IFC, a film that exposes the effects of the bottled water industry on our planet, as well as what the bottles themselves do to our bodies. The Food Inc. of bottled water is sure to make you never want to buy or drink another Evian again. [via Eat Me Dai ... More >>
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