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Orca mother Tahlequah (J35) pushing her dead calf in Puget Sound

Orca Mom Tahlequah (J35) Sends An Urgent Message

The vigil of Tahlequah, the mother orca who carried her dead calf around for days, is a message and a call to action. Scientists have concluded that a large part of the blame for the decline in orca population and related salmon runs lies in the water quality of Puget Sound — contaminants, toxic chemicals and noise.

United States Uranium Contamination Map

Does Your Drinking Water Contain Uranium Contamination?

Uranium contamination of groundwater has been primarily associated with anthropogenic activities such as mining, milling, nuclear testing, and disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

Orca mother Tahlequah (J35) pushing her dead calf in Puget Sound

Orca Mom Tahlequah (J35) Sends An Urgent Message

The vigil of Tahlequah, the mother orca who carried her dead calf around for days, is a message and a call to action. Scientists have concluded that a large part of the blame for the decline in orca population and related salmon runs lies in the water quality of Puget Sound — contaminants, toxic chemicals and noise.

The Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant, Santa Monica Bay, California-02-effects-reduced

Increasing Sea Levels Will Mean Lost Municipal Wastewater Services for Millions

A recent study in the journal Earth’s Future reports that with just 30 centimeters of sea-level rise — less than a foot — more than 4 million U.S. residents could lose municipal wastewater services.

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