Big Oil wants to dump more was...

Jan 22, 2020 by

For more than six months, twin brothers Ronald and Donald Schweitzer have watched large amounts of salty wastewater bubble up from the ground in their wheat field. The “saltwater purge” has killed three trees and several acres of crops on their northwest Oklahoma farm.

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The plan to protect the Chesap...

Jan 21, 2020 by

In early January, members of the Chesapeake Bay Commission sat in a gray conference room in Annapolis, Maryland, for a routine meeting.

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Lead poisoning hits low-income...

Jan 20, 2020 by

Children from low-income families may be more susceptible to toxic environmental hazards such as lead exposure

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Why do we still have paper rec...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Each year, the US uses over 3 million trees and 9 billion gallons of water to make toxin-tainted paper receipts.

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Ashes to Ashes

Jan 14, 2020 by

A Georgia town welcomed America’s largest coal plant. Now, residents worry it’s contaminating their water.

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A Call to Action as PlanetR...

Dec 30, 2019 by

Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and non-governmental organizations to “act now” to ensure global groundwater sustainability.

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Has the Climate Crisis in Afgh...

Dec 27, 2019 by

It has been two years since severe drought forced twenty nine-year old Amena and her four children to leave their village Petaw Qol in Waras. Now, they reside in Bamyan city.

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Politicians knew the inconveni...

Dec 4, 2019 by

Earlier this year, the seven states that depend on the Colorado River made history.

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If Factory Farm Conditions Are...

Dec 3, 2019 by

n 2014, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, commissioned by the UK government and Wellcome Trust, estimated that 700,000 people around the world die each year due to drug-resistant infections.

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India’s Ominous Future: Too Li...

Nov 26, 2019 by

Decades of short-sighted government policies are leaving millions defenseless in the age of climate disruptions – especially the country’s poor.

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The Growing Threat of Water Wa...

Nov 14, 2019 by

In 2015, United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which include an imperative to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Yet, in the last four years, matters have deteriorated significantly.

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Can we build concrete thatR...

Nov 14, 2019 by

Concrete is an old material—8,000 years old. The Romans built with concrete from 300 BC to 476 AD.

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Colombian town faces earthquak...

Nov 8, 2019 by

Residents of the town of Puerto Gaitán say their water sources are being used for the cultivation of oil palm plantations and the extraction of crude

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200+ Simple And Practical Ways...

Nov 4, 2019 by

Want to make a difference and save more water? Find over 200 effective methods here!

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The Promised Land

Nov 1, 2019 by

Big coal gave a tiny Texas town free land. There’s a major catch.

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RIVER OF TRASH

Oct 28, 2019 by

How Plastic Pollution Is Making Central American Communities Uninhabitable

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The World Can Make More Water ...

Oct 22, 2019 by

Desalinated seawater is the lifeblood of Saudi Arabia, no more so than at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, an international research center that rose from the dry, empty desert a decade ago.

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New study pinpoints the places...

Oct 17, 2019 by

As many as five billion people will face hunger and a lack of clean water by 2050 as the warming climate disrupts pollination, freshwater, and coastal habitats, according to new research published last week in Science.

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I thought we got Rid of Coal M...

Oct 7, 2019 by

I have disturbing news I want to share with you. Following Hopi Tribe’s major legal defeat in losing water rights to LCR, a company called Pump Hydro — Storage LLC is proposing to build 2 dams near Sipaapu and Blue Springs. Both are critical to survival of Hopi culture and religion. It appears Navajo Nation is involved in some way.

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 In The Mountains, Climate Cha...

Oct 7, 2019 by

The melting of glaciers and loss of snow has a cascading effect for ecosystems, agriculture and billions of people downstream.

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Trump Administration to Roll B...

Sep 12, 2019 by

The Trump administration on Thursday announced the repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation that had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and other bodies of water.

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America is in the midst of a l...

Sep 11, 2019 by

Since the Flint drinking water crisis erupted five years ago, Americans have realized that many cities and towns struggle to ensure safe water.

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America is in the midst of a l...

Sep 9, 2019 by

Since the Flint drinking water crisis erupted five years ago, Americans have realized that many cities and towns struggle to ensure safe water.

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‘The next Flint,’ and America’...

Aug 19, 2019 by

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A U.S. city is facing a public health crisis, after years of denying that it had a problem with lead in its drinking water supply.

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Newark hands out bottled water...

Aug 14, 2019 by

Water issues are becoming more prevalent around the country even as the EPA says it is prioritizing the issue.

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Newark hands out bottled water...

Aug 12, 2019 by

Water issues are becoming more prevalent around the country even as the EPA says it is prioritizing the issue.

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Low on water, California farme...

Aug 6, 2019 by

If California is to meet its goal of running on 100-percent clean electricity by 2045, fields that once grew hay are going to have to start producing electrons.

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A Quarter of Humanity Faces Lo...

Aug 6, 2019 by

Countries that are home to one-fourth of Earth’s population face an increasingly urgent risk: The prospect of running out of water.

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In Zimbabwe, the Water Taps Ru...

Jul 31, 2019 by

It had been five days since water had stopped flowing out of the taps at Eneres Kaitano’s bungalow in southern Harare, Zimbabwe’s modern and tidy capital city. Five days since she had done any laundry. Five days since she had forbidden her children from using the toilet more than once a day.

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Desalination plants are here, ...

Jun 24, 2019 by

Some 30 miles north of San Diego, along the Pacific Coast, sits the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, the largest effort to turn saltwater into freshwater in North America.

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