Water & Oceans

"With Sewage Gushing Into Sea, US and Mexican Border Towns Plead For Help"

"Each day, millions of gallons of sewage cascade through a canyon and into the Pacific Ocean just south of the U.S.-Mexican border. As any surfer in San Diego knows, summer swells that come from the south will push the toxic brew north."

Source: Reuters, 07/18/2024

Dam Fails After Rain, Wind, Tornadoes Pound Midwest. Chicago Cleans Up

"Hundreds of people in a southern Illinois town were ordered to evacuate Tuesday as water rolled over the top of a dam, just one perilous result of severe weather that raged through the Midwest overnight with relentless rain and tornadoes and hit the Chicago area especially hard."

Source: AP, 07/17/2024

Quinault Nation Has Tried To Escape The Rising Pacific. Time Is Running Out

"Standing water lies beneath the home Sonny Curley shares with his parents and three children on the Quinault reservation a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The back deck is rotting, and black mold speckles the walls inside, leaving the 46-year-old fisherman feeling drained if he spends too much time in the house."

Source: AP, 07/16/2024

"West Virginia School Will Remain Open For Now Amid Toxic Groundwater Fears"

"A small West Virginia school will remain open for now after a court temporarily blocked an effort to relocate classes due to the town’s contaminated groundwater being added to a national cleanup priority list."

Source: AP, 07/16/2024


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