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Beach Closures

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part IX -- 'The Following Beaches Will Be Closed This Weekend'

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.

Nasty: Another Chicago River Re-Reversal Highlights Need for Climate Action

Henry Henderson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

From 2007 through 2013, records show, the district released nearly 32 billion gallons of runoff and wastewater into the lake. By contrast, 12 billion gallons poured out from 1985 through 2006, the year the Deep Tunnel sewer pipes were completed.

Do You Swim In Sludge?: America's Most Polluted Beaches Revealed

Wicked Good Travel Tips | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Wicked Good Travel Tips

The NRDC has released it's annual survey of water quality at U.S. beaches. You may be astonished to learn that some of America's most popular beaches are also among the most polluted.