July/August 2014: In This Issue
The long-term sustainability of many urban water supply systems in the United States is under assault from a confluence of forces. Climate change, an aging and increasingly obsolete water infrastructure, an expanding population in water-scarce regions, and economic growth are several of the formidable challenges to meeting present and future freshwater demands.
Part I of this three-part set of articles focused on the various types and amounts of oil inputs to the marine environment. The complexity of the mixture of chemicals making up crude oils, fuel oils, and lubricating oils, mainly hundreds to thousands of hydrocarbons, needs reemphasis as we consider fates and effects of oil inputs to the marine environment.