New Study Warns 5 Billion Peop...

Oct 10, 2019 by

“If we continue on this trajectory, ecosystems will be unable to provide natural insurance in the face of climate change-induced impacts on food, water, and infrastructure.”

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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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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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Alaska’s Sea Ice Completely Me...

Sep 3, 2019 by

[Translate] News Environment & Health People attend a monument unveiling at the site of Okjökull, Iceland’s first glacier...

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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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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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10 Ways Andrew Wheeler Has Dec...

Jul 15, 2019 by

On July 8, President Trump hosted a White House event to unabashedly tout his truly abysmal environmental record.

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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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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


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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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