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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A changing tide

Jun 18, 2019 by

Florida’s summer of slime turned its politics upside down.

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A trail of toxicity: the US mi...

May 23, 2019 by

In Colorado Springs, businesses are suing the military for perfluorinated compounds, which some are calling ‘Agent Orange 2.0’

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My Green Kitchen: The Ultimate...

May 22, 2019 by

More and more people are making efforts to ‘go green’ at home.

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They Grow the Nation’s Food, b...

May 21, 2019 by

EAST OROSI, Calif. — Water is a currency in California, and the low-income farmworkers who pick the Central Valley’s crops know it better than anyone. They labor in the region’s endless orchards, made possible by sophisticated irrigation systems, but at home their faucets spew toxic water tainted by arsenic and fertilizer chemicals.

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A pretty stream in Belgium is ...

May 6, 2019 by

The idyllic stream that meanders through the Flemish countryside has been called the most polluted stream in Europe.

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Lawns are the No. 1 irrigated ...

May 2, 2019 by

As a new homeowner, my strategy for finding a house was probably a little different than most: I looked for the one with the smallest lawn I could find.

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In wake of Flint water crisis,...

Apr 30, 2019 by

Five years after the beginning of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, residents are still feeling the impact of being poisoned by their state government.

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It’s Not Coming, It’s Here: Bi...

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‘Coming Mass Extinction&...

Apr 24, 2019 by

Far-reaching global assessment details how humanity is undermining the very foundations of the natural world

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What drought? These states are...

Apr 18, 2019 by

Wyoming wants to modify the Fontenelle Dam so it can use an extra 80,000 acre-feet of water from a tributary of the once-mighty Colorado River

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Six-decade plankton study char...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Handwritten journals from 50s show how plastic problem has grown to global emergency

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California and EPA Poised to E...

Apr 16, 2019 by

A little-known program under federal environment law is being used to permit oil and gas companies to inject waste into the state’s aquifers, even as the thirst for groundwater grows.

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Human Drugs Are Polluting the ...

Apr 12, 2019 by

Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild

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US Environmental Protection Ag...

Apr 11, 2019 by

Despite over 10,000 factory farms and almost no Clean Water Act regulation, EPA denies petition to withdraw Iowa’s pollution program.

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Synchro swimmers perform in a ...

Mar 29, 2019 by

Two young synchronized swimmers in Britain have made a splash with a recent performance. Kate Shortman (17) and Isabelle Thorpe (18) of Bristol attempted their World Championship synchro routine in a swimming pool full of floating plastic waste.

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Arsenic In Hopi Water Is Three...

Mar 17, 2019 by

What questions do you have about the Valley and the state we call home?

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Photo essay: The military is p...

Feb 4, 2019 by

But the Pentagon assumes no liability and refuses to pay for cleaning up the contamination it has caused.

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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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7 Unique Ways to Go Green in t...

Jan 30, 2019 by

There are a variety of ways to go green in the home, such as recycling, using less water, opting for plastic alternatives, and cutting down on energy use.

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When Water Dooms Life

Jan 29, 2019 by

On Earth or on Mars, flooding can spell destruction for flourishing communities of microbes.

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This Cross-Border Town Has Fac...

Dec 10, 2018 by

“Don’t you know you’re surfing the most polluted beach in America?”

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Their water became undrinkable...

Nov 28, 2018 by

In Martin County, Kentucky, residents are paying steep prices for water that sometimes comes out of the tap brown and foul-smelling—that is, when it comes out at all.

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Trump wades into California...

Oct 26, 2018 by

President will sign memo directing agencies to review standards that conservatives argue are keeping water from farmers

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Searching for Water Across Bor...

Oct 18, 2018 by

Saudi Arabia and China are among the countries that have turned to the United States and elsewhere.

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Drought, groundwater loss sink...

Aug 30, 2018 by

The San Joaquin Valley in central California, like many other regions…

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Solar vs Coal: Can green energ...

Aug 24, 2018 by

Polar ice caps are melting and thus causing higher sea levels…

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States Unprepared for Water In...

Jun 27, 2018 by

[Translate] National Resources Defense Council Federal dollars aren’t being leveraged to weather incoming storms. This story...

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On World Water Day, New Campai...

Mar 22, 2018 by

[Translate] Environment An ambitious project seeks to provide clean water to rural indigenous communities devastated by Big Oil. By...

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