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AIR FORCE ONE TO VEHICLE CITY: President Barack Obama makes his first trip to Flint, Mich., today, turning the national spotlight once again to the impoverished community where lead-contaminated water has been pouring from the taps for more than two years. The former General Motors town had its...
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o state regulators and a Flint employee were charged Wednesday with evidence tampering and several other felony and misdemeanor counts related to the Michigan city's lead-tainted water crisis. The charges — the first levied in a probe that is expected to broaden — were filed against a pair of ...
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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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The last time a top Chicago-based EPA official was ousted from her post, it was for being too aggressive about fighting pollution in Michigan. Mary Gade was forced out as the agency's regional administrator in 2008 amid an outcry from politicians angered and embarrassed by a series of leg...
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by Elias Garcia California looms at the precipice of a water crisis unseen in the history of the region. While many commentators and politicians are quick to blame markets for over-consumption, the current management system represents anything but open markets.  For years, the government ...
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Hugh Beggs of Santa Rosa, Calif., searched for coins in the middle of the Russian River in Healdsburg, taking advantage of the below-normal water flow. By Adam Nagourney and Ian Lovett NEW YORK TIMES  FEBRUARY 02, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The punishing drought that has swept California and much of ...
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By Joby Warrick August 17, 2014 WILLOWS, Calif. — When the winter rains failed to arrive in this Sacramento Valley town for the third straight year, farmers tightened their belts and looked to the reservoirs in the nearby hills to keep them in water through the growing season. When those faltered,...
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Drought, and the resulting shortage of melting snow, is driving the historic water shortages across much of the American West. By Dennis Dimick, National Geographic  PUBLISHED APRIL 06, 2015 Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown announced his state’s first-ever mandatory water restricti...
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By Dennis Dimick, National Geographic PUBLISHED AUGUST 21, 2014 Aquifers provide us freshwater that makes up for surface water lost from drought-depleted lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. We are drawing down these hidden, mostly nonrenewable groundwater supplies at unsustainable rates in the western ...
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The bold headline of a recent Los Angeles Times editorial by the hydrologist Jay Famiglietti starkly warned: “California has about one year of water left. Will you ration now?” The write-up quickly made the social media rounds, prompting both panic and the usual blame game: It’s because of the meat ...
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Americans tend to take it for granted that when we open a tap, water will come out. Western states have been dealing with water problems for a while, but they won't be alone for long. As drought, flooding, and climate change restrict America's water supply, demands from population growth and energ...
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In 1922, seven Western states — Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming and California — drew up an agreement on how to divide the waters of the Colorado River. But there was one big problem with the plan: They overestimated how much water the river could provide. As a result, each sta...
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Maria Venegas, 61, holds 20-month-old grandson Julian after giving him a bath outside. They live in Seville, California, a community in the San Joaquin Valley whose water system failed this summer but will soon be fixed. Maria rarely has running water in the house.  Farmers are guzzling ground...
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In the wake of California Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to enact mandatory restrictions on the use of water given the state's ongoing, historic drought, people nationwide have become obsessed with almonds. Not in the sense that people are buying and eating lots of almonds, mind you. In the sense that ...
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  China’s central government will boost spending on projects to conserve water this year as the world’s most-populous nation grapples with ways to ensure adequate supply of the vital resource, an official said. Water conservation investments totaled 439.7 billion yuan ($73 billion) in 2013, w...
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New weather predictions show that our state's severe drought could be getting worse. A three month forecast from the National Weather Service calls for below-average rainfall and above average temperatures through December. Analysts say Lake Tahoe could drop to its natural rim for the first time s...
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  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok A broken water main spilled 20 million gallons of water onto the streets near the University of California, Los Angeles, Tuesday. To put that into perspective, here are some other things the water could have been used for:   20 million gallo...
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Here's a list of things that could now get you fined up to $500 a day in California, where a multi-year drought is sucking reservoirs and snowpacks dry: Spraying so much water on your lawn or garden that excess water flows onto non-planted areas, walkways, parking lots, or neighboring proper...
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