The local water district for wealthy Southern California communities in an enclave nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains is taking a more aggressive approach to conservation as the drought drags on despite a wet winter start
China’s Chang’e 5 lunar lander just marked a historic first: The spacecraft became the first to detect water on the moon at its landing site in real time.
Chang’e 5 found water at its landing site near Oceanus Procellarum on the moon’s near side, using an instrument that detects water by determining spectral reflectance measurements of regolith (soil) and rocks.
More than 100 projects aimed at improving water quality across Florida have been awarded a large sum of money by the state, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office has announced.
The 103 wastewater and springs projects will receive $481 million and will help reduce the total amount of nitrogen in Florida’s waterways by more than 700,000 pounds per year, the governor’s office says.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection will start its fact-finding process next week to determine who is liable for an error that caused sewage to contaminate the drinking water supply of about 340 homes on Soundside Drive for several weeks.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection issued draft consent orders for Gulf Breeze, Midway Water System and Brown Construction of Northwest Florida proposing more than $3.2 million in penalties for the cross-connection that contaminated drinking water at about 340 homes in Gulf Breeze’s Soundside Drive neighborhood late last year.
An estimated 371,000 Californians — about 1% of the state’s residents — rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium, according to a study from the University of California campuses in Berkeley and Los Angeles.