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Posted by on in Human Health
Delayed cleanups of toxic waste sites. The elimination of programs that test water quality off beaches and in the Everglades. Deep cuts in programs that monitor air quality in the Sunshine State. A new report from the Environmental Defense Fund lays out how the Trump administration's 30 percent cut...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
A ruptured pipeline has caused two oil spills that are wreaking havoc in the Peruvian Amazon. According to Fox Latino, between 2,000 and 3,000 barrels of crude oil has spilled from a pipeline operated by Petroperu into the Amazon River. Peru’s General Directorate of Environmental Health has s...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Ever since Flint’s water crisis became a national story at the beginning of the year, Hillary Clinton has done everything in her power to own the issue in the Democratic primary, to Bernie Sanders’ detriment. She released a statement on Jan. 11 calling it “unconscionable” that th...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
SEATTLE—The Port of Seattle kicks off a pilot project today to reduce the amount of polluted runoff reaching Puget Sound.  The Port is hosting a two-year study site for two unique metal boxes which will bloom into rain gardens and help reduce pollutants. This effort is in partnership ...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Water scarcity was, until recently, considered by most of the developed world to be like James Hilton's Lost Horizon:  "far away, at the very limit of distance." However, the convergence of aquifer depletion from increasing agricultural, industrial and municipal water use with more frequent and...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Water bottles, drinking fountains, toilet trips and hand washing – in manyschools, it is easy to take clean water for granted. Yet the United Nations estimates that at least 780 million people around the world do not have access to safe drinking water – more than 2.5 times the population ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
With the threat of dwindling water and energy resources becoming increasingly real with each passing day, it is important for every person to contribute to the conservation of both. By adapting our daily behavior even just a little bit, we can reduce carbon emissions and can improve qualit...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
The recent spritz of rain notwithstanding, California is in the midst of what Gov. Jerry Brown called “perhaps the worst drought [the state] has ever seen.” And yet, despite the desperate state of affairs, every day the city of Los Angeles flushes hundreds of millions of gallons of potenti...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
On January 9 thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical used to produce “clean coal”, spilled into Elk River, leaving 300,000 with no water supply. Trish Kahle asks - how could this happen? Imagine yourself in the rugged countryside of the Appalachian Mountains, where you and your neighbors have live...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Hydraulic fracturing has been occurring off the coast of California for about 15 years, in the same sensitive waters where all new oil leases were banned since the 1969 Union Oil Santa Barbara spill, the third worst spill in American history. The California Coastal Commission wasn’t even aware the ...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
  We all have a responsibility to think about the environment, and protecting the planet is just one of our daily duties. Your home is the only place you have total control over, so it's time for you to consider how you can cut back on your carbon footprint. Whether it's natural Essentia mattr...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Thames Water has proposed this as one way of ensuring it can provide an adequate water supply for Londoners in the future. But could you stomach it? So it turns out the water I – and other Londoners – have been drinking hasn't, in fact, been through the kidneys of at least seven other people as I a...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Water is a valuable resource in Washington.  Using our resources wisely will help us fill the needs of people, industries, businesses and farms, while also keeping fish and other aquatic life alive and well.  Across the state these water users have diverse needs and goals we must find a wa...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
One quarter of the US' rivers and streams have fish with elevated mercury. At least our rivers don’t light on fire anymore. Inspired by a well-publicized fire on the Cuyahoga River in 1969, the passage of the Clean Water Act in the US led to huge reductions in water pollution. Despite those positiv...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Which is more important, pandas or pinot? Researchers say that is a question conservationists and wine-growers will have to answer in the coming years as climate change sparks a hunt for cooler places to grow wine grapes, even if those places are home to sensitive animal populations. Already, big p...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
More than 98 percent of Texas is in some level of abnormal dryness as spring arrives, conditions that could set drought records and lead to severe water restrictions in some regions of the state. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday by the National Drought Mitigation Center in L...
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Posted by on in Newsletter Archive
Water, Water Everywhere - Not in 2012Last year’s drought touched more than 80 percent of U.S. agricultural land. While the drought was most likely initially set into motion by the cooler-than-average water temperatures of La Niña in the tropical Pacific Ocean, which influences weathe...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
DENVER, July 24, 2012 -- Experts on Stormwater and post-fire damage control will gather here August 19 - 23 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share recent experiences and discuss strategies that are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution and ...
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