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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Bold Plan? Replace the Border ...

May 3, 2019 by

Building solar, wind, natural gas and water infrastructure all along the U.S.–Mexico border would create economic opportunity rather than antagonism

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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...

Apr 29, 2019 by

“WE ARE NOW TRULY IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY.”

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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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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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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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Even groundwater is contaminat...

Feb 1, 2019 by

This could mean we’re drinking our plastic waste.

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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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In the Face of Extinction, We ...

Dec 3, 2018 by

Researching and writing about the impacts of runaway climate change, as I’ve been doing now for too many years, I’ve watched several patterns recur.

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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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New UN Report Warns of Impendi...

Nov 2, 2018 by

One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen.

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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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5 people died from eating lett...

Oct 16, 2018 by

William Whitt suffered violent diarrhea for days.

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Brace for Impact, as the Clima...

Sep 26, 2018 by

Over the years, writing these climate disruption dispatches…

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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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Fracking is destroying U.S. wa...

Aug 17, 2018 by

[Translate] Toxic wastewater from fracking jumps 14-fold from 2011 to 2016 — and it may get 50 times bigger by 2030. Joe Romm think...

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South Africa’s land ques...

Jul 31, 2018 by

[Translate] By Lieketseng Ned Daily Maverick 31 July 2018 Land dispossession has significantly threatened livelihoods and food...

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Sinking land, poisoned water: ...

Jul 26, 2018 by

[Translate] This Land is Your Land California The floor of the Central Valley is slumping, and there is arsenic in the tap water. Now...

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Crop failure and bankruptcy th...

Jul 23, 2018 by

[Translate] Abnormally hot temperatures continue to wreak devastation across northern and central parts of the continent Arthur...

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Earth’s resources consum...

Jul 23, 2018 by

[Translate] Study says the date by which we consume a year’s worth of resources is arriving faster Jonathan Watts   THEGUARDIAN.COM...

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Here’s why environmental...

Jul 7, 2018 by

[Translate] Conservationists believe Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, may be even...

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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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Are You Drinking Radioactive W...

Feb 25, 2018 by

[Translate] 170 million Americans drink radioactive tap water as Trump nominee faked data to hide the cancer risk. By Bill Walker,...

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Running Dry in Cape Town

Feb 1, 2018 by

[Translate] By DIANNA KANE    NYTIMES Photo Residents collecting spring water in Cape Town, South Africa’s second-largest city, to...

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TO ALL WATER WARRIORS

Jan 2, 2018 by

[Translate]  PLEASE EVERYONE READ AND DO WHAT YOU CAN DO.  VERNON IS A DEAR FRIEND FROM HOPI AND HAS BEEN FIGHTING THE FIGHT.  PLEASE...

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