climate & environment

Harmful Algal Blooms in Water

August 31, 2022

Harmful Algal Blooms in water bring significant impacts to coastal communities. They can close beaches, make people and their dogs sick and close fisheries, which can cripple local economies. Harmful Algal Blooms [HABs] in Water Have Wide Ranging Impacts Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur when water is overloaded with nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus that […]

Drought or Deluge: Different Threats, Same Problems

April 28, 2020

Climate change and weather patterns are changing. This is because a warming atmosphere holds more water vapor, which impacts weather patterns and changes when, where and how precipitation falls. It also intensifies rain events and wreaks havoc on communities around the country. Climate Change and Weather Patterns: Our Warming the Atmosphere With increasing frequency the […]

The Importance of Mountain Snowpack to Water Resources

October 13, 2018

Snowpack that collects on mountains is vital to the water resources of the United States, but also to the waterways and water supplies around the world. As mountain snowpack melts, it slowly releases water into streams, rivers and lakes. Although snowmelt supplies up to 50 percent of the world’s freshwater and around 75 percent of […]

The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources

October 12, 2018

Climate scientists have been saying all along that one of the primary effects of climate change is the disruption of the water cycle. Since so much of everyday life and planning is determined by hydrological systems, it is important to understand the impact that climate change is having (and will have) on drinking water supplies, […]

The Importance of Clean Water

October 2, 2018

Water and wastewater treatment systems that malfunction and pollute water can be devastating, but many systems in the United States don’t receive all the funding they need to keep working properly. Water and Wastewater Systems Need Funding to Work Properly Water is one of the United States’ most vital resources, and when the country’s water […]