Tag: gulf of mexico

Reporting

World Water Day: Taking ‘Waste’ out of Wastewater

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. Every year on March 22, the United Nations observes World Water Day to highlight the global water crisis. This year the focus is on reducing and reusing wastewater from homes, farms, factories and other sources. Ensuring […]

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Corpus Christi’s Water Ban Linked to Valero Contamination

More than 300,000 residents to avoid all contact with city water. Corpus Christi officials have identified a chemical that is suspected to have leaked into the Texan city’s tap water on Wednesday night. The contaminant, they say, is Indulin AA-86, an asphalt emulsifier which can burn human skin in concentrated […]

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Analysis

‘Deepwater Horizon’ Avoids Real Culprit of BP Blowout

By Ansu John When it happened, we all knew that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was unprecedented in scale. The whole nation watched the black billowing smoke from that rig with a sense of horror and foreboding. They were justified. The crude oil gushing out from a drill-hole on the […]