Springs are often assumed to be a safe, clean source of drinking water. But they can harbor a number of health hazards, as new research published in the journal Geosciences shows.
Organizing a river or lake cleanup is a fun, effective way to improve local water quality and make a tangible difference. Three river cleanup pros share their tips!
Cool water, river swim spots and… bacteria? River advocates want to see more water testing and better water quality notification systems.
On May 16, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the Ward Mill Dam in an effort to reconnect streams across the Watauga River watershed. The B.O. Ward House and Mill Complex was preserved and added to the National Register of Historic Places.
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new system to remotely monitor the behavior of freshwater mussels with the potential to warn scientists of aquatic pollutants.
Environmental groups in West Virginia are pushing back against two bills in West Virginia that would relax regulations on above-ground chemical storage tanks and ease groundwater quality standards.
River Enthusiast Joins the Appalachian Voices Board
In September, a Dominion Energy contractor illegally dumped mud across state lines in a West Virginia stream. Authorities continue to investigate and clean up the site.
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Residents of Paden City, W.Va., have dealt with chemical water pollution since at least March 2019.