New research finds water from fracking ‘is less contaminated than the drinking water it’s coming from’

A new study has found that drinking water from shale gas extraction is more contaminated than that coming from drinking water sources.Researchers from the University of Michigan found that chemicals emitted by drilling for shale gas and hydraulic fracturing — also known as fracking — are less contaminated when it comes to water contamination than …

When does water go bad?

Water in Florida is among the worst in the country, with a rate of over 8,000 micrograms per liter (mcg/L) in some parts of the state.The state has been struggling to manage the rising water levels that are now causing problems for people and animals, and this is the most extreme situation in Florida.In the …

Flint water crisis: Water crisis could affect millions in the U.S.

More than 3 million people in the United States are now without safe drinking water, according to a new report released on Monday.Flint, Michigan, a city of 1.8 million residents in Michigan, was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager when it became contaminated with lead in 2014.The report found that as of July …