Tag Archives: water

Is Media to Blame?

http://www.poynter.org/2016/letter-to-the-editor-national-not-local-media-whiffed-on-flint-coverage/393583/ ” This commentary from poynter.org “Letter to the editor: Local media didn’t whiff on Flint coverage” by John Hiner focuses on the media’s role in coverage of the Flint water crisis. In this commentary John Hiner discusses how the flint water crisis has been documented and reported on as early as October 2015, […]

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Growing Concern About Drought in the West

The New York Times recently published the article “Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst.” The story focuses on the aftermath of the drought that has been occurring in California. As rainfall remains nonexistent, the rural communities are having trouble providing water to thousands of citizens. Without a steady water supply, many are worried about conservation […]

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Explaining the Effects of Water to the General Audience

I found two articles particularly interesting: “Flood Task Force Assembled to Prepare for Spring Thaw” by Gambla and “Great Lakes Ports and Shipping Companies Confounded by Climate Changes and Water Levels” by Schneider. They both explain how the changes in water can affect our environment. However, Gambla’s article is much shorter and is to the […]

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The Splash Report

Team: Canned Noodles Allison Nam, Nabila Asif, Charles Engelman The Splash Report Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected amount of time to complete project: 6 months Describe your project: The Splash Report is a mobile application that focuses on bodies of water, specifically lakes, rivers, and ocean front areas that people use for recreational purposes. It provides […]

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Fracking Depleting US Water Supplies

A key argument in the debate against hydro fracturing is that the practice leads to contamination of groundwater and other natural resources. This has led to a number of moratoriums and bans on the local level, but a new study has been released that shows another possible negative side effect of fracking. This Guardian article outlines […]

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