water pollution

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Bummer: Report card says some Southern California beaches might make you sick

Published: 
Mon, 06/19/2017 (All day)

Heavy rains last winter poured billions of gallons of polluted runoff into the ocean, significantly increasing health risks at many Southern California beaches, according to Heal the Bay’s annual beach report card.

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Coronado beaches reopen weeks after Tijuana sewage spill

Published: 
Tue, 03/07/2017 (All day)

CORONADO, Calif. – Sunday was the first day in several weeks that surfers, swimmers and kids wanting to play in the the wet sand had a green light to touch the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, but miles of beach south of there remained closed due to the huge sewage spill in Tijuana.

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The Poisoning of California’s Drinking Water

Published: 
Wed, 09/14/2016 (All day)

As the Western United States struggles with chronic water shortages and a changing climate, scientists are warning that if vast underground stores of fresh water that California and other states rely on are not carefully conserved, they too may soon run dry.

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Put Down That Face Scrub—It Just Released 100,000 Plastic Particles Into the Ocean

Published: 
Tue, 09/01/2015 (All day)

Go to a beach cleanup, and you’ll find that cigarette butts are one of the most abundant items polluting the marine environment.