With all the rain we’ve been having this summer, you can be sure the mosquitoes are out in full force. Torrential downpours have left standing water anywhere it can pool: in puddles, in discarded tires, in tree stumps, in the folds of tarps, even in toys left outside. They all make perfect breeding grounds for...Read More
Tiny New Zealand Mudsnail poses big threat
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is asking anglers and boaters to help prevent the spread of an invasive species, the New Zealand Mudsnail, by cleaning their gear after leaving one waterway and before entering another.
Cleaning fishing gear and boats is always a good practice...Read More
Twenty years ago, I was drawn to apply for a job at Lehigh County Authority. Until then I had taken my tap water for granted, but it was the team's dedication and the opportunity to serve my community that made it seem like a cool place to work.
Over the next two...Read More
If you’re anything like us, you’ve been impatiently waiting to get out in the garden and start the growing season — especially since winter seems to have been stubborn about relinquishing its hold this year. But even though the weather is warming, don’t rush off to the garden center and buy every plant you see. Those...Read More
A group of scientists who studied the iconic Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., say that urine from generations of swimmers is not only fouling the water, but changing the ecosystem.
"More than half of the summer phosphorus budget of the lake may now be attributable to urine released by swimmers," states the study published on the...Read More
While you were standing at the sink filling up the coffee pot this morning, you may not have been thinking about your good fortune. But consider this: While most of us simply turn on the tap for clean H2O, there are 2.1 billion people across the world who lack access to safe drinking water.
It’s one...Read More
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing drink of water. But today, we’re hoping you enjoy yours without using a straw.
That’s because Feb. 23...Read More
The next time you sip an adult beverage, you may want to consider how it was created — and whether its maker is taking steps to address water pollution.
According to an article in Pollution Online, two Tennessee distilleries — Jack Daniels and George Dickel — are under scrutiny for exceeding allowable limits on...Read More