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New report reveals environmental justice issues with lead pipe replacement – and a path forward 4.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New report reveals environmental justice issues with lead pipe replacement – and a path forward
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Denver Water raising pH of water supply for 1.4 million residents in effort to reduce lead contamination 3.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver Water chemists this week will adjust the water supply delivered to 1.4 million residents, lowering the acidity, part of an effort to reduce the lead contamination from old pipelines that afflicts millions of homes nationwide.
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This Month in Climate Science, January 2020: More Injury-related Deaths, Mass Seabird Die-off, River Ice Disappearing 28.2.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, January 2020: More Injury-related Deaths, Mass Seabird Die-off, River Ice Disappearing Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommon murres experienced a mass die-off in the North Pacific in 2015-2016. Photo by D. Roseneau/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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In long-running dispute over water and land in Pineland Sands, a farmer is caught in the middle 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cattle rancher Tim Nolte's plan to expand his farm has gotten caught up in a yearslong debate over the effects of changing land use on the water of the Pineland Sands region, which covers four counties in north-central Minnesota.
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God, gas and heroin. Now, the fight's over water 6.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Men on the border between Afghanistan and Iran have battled for centuries. Now a fight over water is brewing.

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A 3-decade-long water dispute heads to the Supreme Court 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Georgia and Florida have been waging a decades-long legal battle over water resources. It's a problem likely to intensify in other areas as the climate warms.
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Denver City Council passes bag fee, Mayor Hancock expected to sign into law 24.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
In the likely event that the new law is enacted, the fees will begin in July, banding Denver with at least 13 other cities in Colorado with similar fees or bans.
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Denver Water gets go-ahead to replace lead pipes 20.12.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver Water’s 15-year plan to replace all lead service pipes connecting homes to water mains can begin on a trial basis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials decided this week.
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RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South 18.12.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South New research finds nearly two-thirds of sewage and human waste in 15 major cities is unsafely managed, worsening urban sanitation crisis WASHINGTON (December 18, 2019)—The number of urban residents who lack safely managed sanitation services has increased from 1.9 billion in 2000 to 2.3 billion in 2015, costing $223 billion a year globally in health costs and lost productivity and wages. According to new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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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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