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Huntington Beach desalination plant appears headed for a key approval 27.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Poseidon Water's plans to build a seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach appear headed for a key approval in a major test of California's new ocean rules.

Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne-third of irrigated crops face extremely high water stress, according to data on Aqueduct Food. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA To feed the world, we need to pay more attention to water. To nourish a growing global population, we’ll need to produce 56% more calories by 2050, while dealing with increasing climate-driven water risks like droughts and competition over resources.  If we don’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Opinion: Our food is tainted with E. coli, yet the FDA is rolling back safety rules 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is rolling back rules to prevent E. coli outbreaks like the Salinas lettuce recall that hospitalized 28 people in 16 states.

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At a Protest in Arizona, Border Communities Are Fighting Trump’s Wall 24.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On a Saturday morning in early November, Edwina Vogan and a few of her friends drove over two hours from the Phoenix suburbs to southern Arizona to protest new wall construction at the US-Mexico border. By the time […]
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Feds set to lock in huge water contract for well-connected Westlands Water District 11.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Westlands Water District, a sprawling Central Valley farm district with ties to the Trump administration, is poised to get a permanent contract for a massive quantity of cheap federal irrigation supplies.

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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A yearlong investigation by more than 120 journalists tested lead exposure in 11 cities across Canada and found one-third exceeded the national safety guideline, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan.
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Border wall rising in Arizona, raises concerns among conservationists, Native tribes 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Customs and Border Protection agency says it is doing its best to reduce impact to the environment and tribal citizens. Conservationists and Native tribes in the area are not appeased.
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The next big California vs. Trump fight is over water and endangered species 4.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A California fight over delta water will reveal how far Gov. Gavin Newsom is willing to go as he battles the Trump administration over environmental rollbacks.

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Where are Illinois’ lead pipes? Chicago Water has nearly 60%, and small systems don’t know. 26.9.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Lindsay McCormick, Program Manager. Chicago is the epicenter for lead service lines (LSLs) in the United States. In a report submitted to Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) in April, Chicago Water reported having 392,614 LSLs – 75% of the total service lines in its water system that serves […]
Climate change could mean less farming in the West 20.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.
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Girl, 12, Drowns in Tragic Hotel Swimming Pool Accident During Family Holiday 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Alisa Adamova from St Petersburg was under water for 15 minutes at he hotel in Bodrum, Turkey.
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Water pipe on Colorado Boulevard repaired, all lanes expected to reopen by Thursday evening 29.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Water crews expect to have all water main break repairs completed on Colorado Boulevard and Mississippi Avenue before the Thursday evening rush hour.
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Pipeline damage prevention: A win-win for safety and the environment 21.8.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Pipeline damage prevention: A win-win for safety and the environment
Suppressed federal report shows how Trump water plan would endanger California salmon 21.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

A 1,223-page document, obtained by The Times, details how endangered California salmon could be imperiled by Trump administration changes to state water operations.

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Colorado farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest U.S. 13.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
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17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress 6.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
Once-unthinkable water crises are becoming commonplace. Reservoirs in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city, are nearly dry right now. Last year, residents of Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided their own “Day Zero” water shut-off. And the year before that, Rome rationed water to conserve scarce ...
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17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress 6.8.2019 WRI Stories
17 Countries, Home to One-Quarter of the World’s Population, Face Extremely High Water Stress Comments|Add Comment|PrintWater withdrawals globally have more than doubled since the 1960s due to increased demand. Photo by Tim J. Keegan/Flickr Once-unthinkable water crises are becoming commonplace. Reservoirs in Chennai, India’s sixth-largest city, are nearly dry right now. Last year, residents of Cape Town, South Africa narrowly avoided their own “Day Zero” water shut-off. And the year before... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How a 'perfect storm' cut off water to this Colorado town 27.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Water is the oil of the 21st century. People don't quite understand how difficult it is to run a water system so you have clean drinking water," the town administrator said.
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The USDA Didn’t Publish Its Plan to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change. Here’s Where They Need it the Most. 24.7.2019 Mother Jones
The Trump administration’s department of agriculture has apparently settled on its strategy for preparing the food system for an uncertain future: ignore climate change.  This wasn’t always the agency’s tactic. Back in 2017, as Politico’s Helena Bottemiller Evich recently reported, the USDA was set to release a big plan on how to “help the agriculture industry […]
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Mother arrested after child found in water-filled ditch dies, police say 2.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A Tulare County woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after her two children were found in an irrigation ditch and one of them died.

Sherri Telnas, 45, is being held without bail. Charges have not yet been filed against the woman, but authorities said she faces a murder charge.

Deputies...

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