Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

'It's now'

Coastline flooding warnings no longer theoretical

New York Times

New York Times

For decades, as the global warming created by human emissions caused land ice to melt and ocean water to expand, scientists warned that the accelerating rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States’ coastline. Now, those warnings are no longer theoretical: The inundation of the coast has begun. The sea has crept up to the point that a high tide and a brisk wind are all it takes to send water pouring into streets and homes.

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Hoosick Falls, N.Y., proposed as Superfund site

Associated Press

Federal regulators have proposed designating part of an upstate New York village as a Superfund site for cleanup. The announcement from the EPA came as New York lawmakers were questioning state authorities about their response to the toxic chemical PFOA contaminating drinking water in Hoosick Falls and about water pollution in other communities.

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Drugs in the water? Don't blame the students

Science Daily

With nearly 60 percent of American adults now taking prescription medications there is growing concern about how many drugs are flowing through wastewater treatment facilities and into rivers and lakes. Scientists have assumed that flushing unused drugs down the drain or toilet was a major source of these drugs in the water. But a new first-of-its-kind study tells a different story.

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