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See how your favorite beach ranks in the latest pollution report card 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Heal the Bay's annual survey of California beaches gives high water-quality marks to 92% of beaches. Six of the dirtiest were in the Bay Area.

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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 29.6.2020 WRI Stories
Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure Comments|Add Comment|PrintDepartments that work together on projects and use natural infrastructure, like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore, can achieve a variety of benefits. Photo by Stefano/Flickr. Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Sewage may help predict future virus outbreaks. Chicago researchers aim to test hundreds or thousands of manholes at a time. 30.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Collecting samples from municipal sewers on a regular basis could give cities early warnings about where the disease is spreading.
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Residential energy is becoming companies' business 29.5.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Residential energy is becoming companies' business Sarah Golden Fri, 05/29/2020 - 01:45 In this crazy upside-down world, the line between residential and commercial energy is getting fuzzy.  Everything changed so quickly, it makes sense that climate and energy teams have yet to figure out how to account for the shift. But as companies such as Mastercard , Facebook and Twitter look at long-term remote work policies, working from home (WFH) is adding a new dimension to corporate carbon accounting.  And it’s not too soon for climate-forward companies to think about how to incentivize employees to make their home (office) run off clean energy.  It’s still early days for companies thinking about WFH energy usages as part of their own greenhouse gas footprint. Right now, commercial energy use is still high , and it’s not clear when or which workers will head back to the office.  It’s not too soon for climate-forward companies to think about how to incentivize employees to make their home (office) run off clean ...
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How to Reduce Plastic and Other Ocean Pollution Simultaneously 27.5.2020 WRI Stories
How to Reduce Plastic and Other Ocean Pollution Simultaneously Comments|Add Comment|PrintUp to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean every year. Photo by pxfuel Plastic has gone from the greatest invention of the modern era to one of the most challenging materials to manage. Each year, up to 13 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, the equivalent of one garbage truck of waste every minute. The world has responded with countless intiatives, campaigns and agreements to ban... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Heavy rain overwhelms $3 billion Deep Tunnel again, forcing sewage into Lake Michigan 16.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Heavy rain overwhelms Chicago's $3 billion Deep Tunnel again, forcing sewage into Lake Michigan.
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President Trump, frequent critic of Chicago, congratulates new local police union chief on Twitter 10.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
President Trump and the new CPD union president John Catanzara have both been critical of the police department leadership in the past.
Chicago police union’s new leader is a cop facing discipline for filing report on Eddie Johnson 9.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Rank-and-file Chicago police officers have chosen a new leader for their union, John Catanzara, a veteran street cop known for being outspoken against Police Department brass who also faces an internal investigation into a pending disciplinary matter.
California enters summer with below average snowpack; storms weren't enough to offset dry winter 1.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

A stormy spring wasn't enough to offset California's dry winter season.

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Coronavirus turned these costumers into Hollywood's 'mask crusaders' 5.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The coronavirus took their day jobs in Hollywood, so costumers turned to making masks to meet a shortage of protective clothing among medical workers.

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No toilet paper? Don’t flush anything else 24.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A run on toilet paper at stores is leading wastewater treatment operators to worry that people will use — and flush — other products instead that could cause havoc on sewer systems, if they run out of toilet paper.
Coronavirus cleaning? Don't flush disinfectant wipes, water board warns 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

State water regulators remind the public that items used to clean surfaces to prevent coronavirus spread should be put in the trash, not the toilet.

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Westminster to raise water and sewer rates for next two years 29.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Westminster residents will notice up to a 12% increase in their water and sewer bills in 2021.
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How cities are preparing their water infrastructure for bigger storms 13.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Climate change is fueling a wetter climate. Cities are turning to computer modeling to assess whether their stormwater systems are up to the task.
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Op-Ed: The trouble with California's early primaries 13.2.2020 LA Times: Commentary

By moving state and congressional primaries to March 3, California turned the entire year of 2020 into one endless election without benefit to voters.

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Minnesota considers raising water permit fees 3.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Cities, industries and some livestock farmers could pay more for water quality permit fees under a proposal by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. But some cities and farmers are objecting, saying the money should come from the state's general fund instead.
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Trump's plans to strip clean water protections leave New Mexico fearing pollution and health risks 31.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Trump administration's plans to weaken clean water protections would lift limits on how much pollution can be dumped into small streams and wetlands, a move that could threaten arid Western states. In New Mexico, the Clean Water Act will essentially cease to exist.

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It just rained (again). Is it safe to swim in the ocean? 27.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

After another back-to-back cold front that pelted rain, heavy snow and even a tornado warning down onto Southern California, here are some precautions and commonly asked questions about whether it's safe to go to the beach.

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Tijuana River's toxic sewer sludge dangerous for migrants and border agents 23.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A Thanksgiving night rescue highlighted the dangerous route border-crossers take through storm drains filled with human waste and dangerous chemicals.

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We’re Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation – and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities 18.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks, ...
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