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People Have to Strengthen the Laws Protecting Our Water 24.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Residents of Flint, Michigan, have been told that the state that poisoned their drinking water will no longer provide them free bottled water. Meanwhile, Michigan approved a permit letting the Nestlé Corporation pump more fresh water out of the Great Lakes Basin to bottle and sell for a profit.  (Photo: Pixabay ) Janine Jackson: It is impossible, really, not to connect two recent pieces of news: Residents of Flint, Michigan, have been  told  that the state that  poisoned  their drinking water will no longer provide them free bottled water. They'll be going back to paying some of the highest prices in the country, some $200 a month, for water that may still be making them sick. The Washington Post  reports  at least 12,000 homes in Flint still waiting for replacement of lead pipes. At the same time, Michigan  approved  a permit letting the Nestlé Corporation pump more fresh water out of a well in the Great Lakes Basin to bottle and sell at a profit, more than half a million gallons a day, the right to ...
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Why exuberance and escapism are what fashion — and America — needs now 24.4.2018 Washington Post
Why exuberance and escapism are what fashion — and America — needs now
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Planning a river rafting adventure in the West? Things are looking up 24.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Steve Welch was feeling glum in February. The Sierra snowpack was averaging less than 20%, and the manager of the Groveland, Calif.-based ARTA rafting company saw trouble ahead.

After he reviewed the National Weather Service forecast for a dry March, he felt worse. “It looked like we might get...

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The Energy 202: Why Scott Pruitt's decision on burning wood is so high stakes 24.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The notion that biomass is carbon neutral is contentious among scientists.
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Canary in the Coal Pond 23.4.2018 Truthout.com
New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback that would lessen the consequences and weaken requirements for polluting power plants. Coal ash slurry pours into the first of two settling ponds adjacent to the Riverbend Steam Station on Mountain Island Lake in Gaston County, North Carolina, January 23, 2008. (Photo: Jeff Willhelm / Charlotte Observer / MCT via Getty Images) In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected "statistically significant" amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under an Obama-era environmental rule regulating coal ash, the waste generated from burning coal. Mixed with water and ...
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Cape Town still has water — for now. This may take political solutions as well as technical fixes. 23.4.2018 Washington Post
Cape Town still has water — for now. This may take political solutions as well as technical fixes.
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Cleaning up polluted water is tough, but possible. Here's how 23.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Removing pollutants from a body of water is costly, time-consuming and rare. But there are some success stories, and MPR News took a look at two of them.
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The Trump Administration Wants to Make Groundwater Less Safe in Coal Country 21.4.2018 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared on ProPublica. In tests conducted in late 2017, one in three coal-fired power plants nationwide detected “statistically significant” amounts of contaminants, including harmful chemicals like arsenic, in the groundwater around their facilities. This information, which utility companies had to post on their websites in March, became public for the first time under […]
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Disruptive conservative groups lose their punch with Trump in charge 21.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
GOP incumbents once feared the voting scorecard from conservative groups and the possibility of a challenger. Now the only grade that counts comes from the president.
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Breaking up California should be much harder to do 21.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

If the “Three Californias” measure qualifies for the ballot later this spring — and there’s no reason to think it won’t — voters will be confronted with an existential question. With one check mark, they could start the process of breaking the 168-year-old Golden State into three pieces: the new...

Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for ‘reckless unsafe or unsound practices’ 21.4.2018 Washington Post
Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for ‘reckless unsafe or unsound practices’
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Green progress is hitting roadblocks 21.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Green progress is hitting roadblocks
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Forests: The Cinderella of Climate Solutions 20.4.2018 WRI Stories
Forests: The Cinderella of Climate Solutions Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe story of Cinderella is a metaphor for the underappreciated role forests play in climate change mitigation. Photo by Elena Ringo/Wikimedia Commons Earth Day provides a timely opportunity to reflect on all the things that forests do for us – not least helping to stabilize the climate – and how little we seem to appreciate them.  Last November at “Forests Day” held on the sidelines of the UN climate negotiations in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
New Jersey governor signs drill ban to thwart Trump plan 20.4.2018 AP Washington
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters....
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Marijuana boosters hail FDA approval of pot-based epilepsy drug. Is it a win for weed? 20.4.2018 Philly.com News
While the advisory panel's unanimous decision is not binding, the action will no doubt heighten public debate about the use of cannabidiol, medical marijuana, medical cannabis and hemp oil. Should cannabidiol, or CBD, or marijuana be legalized for medical purposes? What is the evidence that these products are beneficial? Are these products safe to use?
Why Mongolia hopes to host a Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting 20.4.2018 Washington Post: World
A big advantage of a “Steppe Summit”? Kim could take the train.
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8 years after Deepwater Horizon explosion, is another disaster waiting to happen? 20.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Eight years after the deadly Deepwater Horizon explosion, a safety watchdog aims to prevent another disaster. But it faces multiple challenges, and a shift in focus under the Trump administration.
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The Daily 202: Republican judges warn of ‘tyranny’ as they block Trump on ‘sanctuary cities’ 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
The president gets another civics lesson on the separation of powers from a trio of GOP appointees.
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Wells Fargo to pay $1 billion in fines over auto, mortgage lending abuses 20.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Federal regulators slapped Wells Fargo & Co. with a fine of $1 billion on Friday, punishing the San Francisco bank for abuses that harmed mortgage and auto loan borrowers, and for what regulators said was a pervasive and “reckless” lack of risk management.

The penalty, announced by the Office of...

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Russia is going after the Internet’s jugular. What will America do? 20.4.2018 Washington Post: Editorials
Tech companies are stepping up to protect routers. The government needs to, too.
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