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Fed Prepares to End Balance-Sheet Runoff Later This Year 21.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Most Federal Reserve officials last month indicated they were ready to stop shrinking the central bank’s $4 trillion asset portfolio this year and believed an action plan should be released soon.
Laguna council approves improvements to Pearl Street Beach entrance 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday agreed to improve beach access at Pearl Street and other public works projects.

In a rapid, one-hour meeting the council voted 4-0 to OK a $1 million construction bid to improve the access point at Pearl Street Beach. Mayor Bob Whalen was absent.

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California has gotten so much rain, but most of it has been wasted 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s wet winter has dumped at estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is simply going down the drain.

In what has become a source of much concern in a state prone to droughts and water shortages, the vast majority of rainwater in urban areas flows into storm...

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Great Barrier Reef Is Being Covered With Polluted Water 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Recent heavy rain in Australia has washed sediment and harmful chemicals into rivers that flow into the sea where the reef is located.
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Old pipes, rising rates: Duluth and other cities invest in water infrastructure 9.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The cost of water has spiked in recent years, as cities around the country have raised rates to replace aging infrastructure. The issue is especially acute in some unexpected places: The Great Lakes' biggest cities, including Duluth.
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Industrial Agriculture Poisoning Wells and Streams 8.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Animal waste and fertilizer runoff are two of the largest contributors to water pollution and contamination. Rising productivity on industrial factory farms is single-handedly impairing drinking water supplies across the country, polluting with key culprits like nitrogen, phosphate, insecticides and pesticides.

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APM Reports: In cities on the Great Lakes, water pipes are crumbling and poor people are paying the price 8.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Americans are struggling to afford their rising water bills, and thousands of poor families have had their service shut off. This growing crisis has a dark irony: It's especially acute in a region where water is most abundant -- the Great Lakes.
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Advisory Issued After 720K Gallons of Sewage Released 4.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The advisory will remain in place until test show the affected water is clean enough for two consecutive days.
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Fed Mulls End of Portfolio Drawdown 26.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Federal Reserve officials are close to deciding they will maintain a larger portfolio of Treasury securities, putting an end to its portfolio wind-down closer into sight.
Photo Essay: Poor Communities in Surat, India, Take Climate Resilience into Their Own Hands 24.1.2019 THE CITY FIX
Urban flooding is a major and growing concern. Japan experienced floods and mudslides that killed more than 120 people last year. The Indian state of Kerala witnessed a 100-year flood that swamped several metropolitan areas. And a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on ...
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Photo Essay: Poor Communities in Surat, India, Take Climate Resilience into Their Own Hands 22.1.2019 WRI Stories
Photo Essay: Poor Communities in Surat, India, Take Climate Resilience into Their Own Hands Comments|Add Comment|PrintSurat, India is a coastal city of 4.5 million people. Urban flooding is a major and growing concern. Japan experienced floods and mudslides that killed more than 120 people last year. The Indian state of Kerala witnessed a 100-year flood that swamped several metropolitan areas. And a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that cities will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Dirty Truth About Oat Milk 17.1.2019 Mother Jones
Move over, almond and soy milk: An oat milk boom, as I argued in a piece last year, could help the Midwest solve some of its most dire agricultural issues. And now there’s new research out this month to help support the case for covering the region with oats. In states like Iowa, fertilizer runoff from […]
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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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As development eats away at Denver’s green space, the “city within a park” is becoming a concrete metropolis 13.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Green space in Denver is disappearing faster than in most other cities, with paved-over cover increasing from 19 percent of the city in 1974 to 48 percent in 2018 (not including Denver International Airport), federal and city data show. Up to 69 percent of the city is expected to be paved or covered by 2040.
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These driveway sealants polluted Minnesota ponds. Who should pay? 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Seven metro-area cities are suing a group of companies that refine coal-tar sealants, asking them to help pay for the cleanup and removal of harmful chemicals from their stormwater ponds.
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2019 will be the year L.A. starts to wean itself from imported water 31.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been hard to see 2018 as a good year for water in California.

In November, voters rejected a bond that would have provided almost $9 billion for water resource infrastructure and protection projects across the state. Congress, with support from Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, worked...

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Legal fight over environmental fund leaves cities in limbo 28.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A legal fight has put several infrastructure projects in Minnesota on hold, including Little Falls' $21-million project to build a new sewage treatment plant.
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New odor control system should bring relief to Laguna Beach neighborhood by summer, city officials say 24.12.2018 LA Times: Commentary

The Laguna Beach City Council has approved purchasing a new odor control system aimed at reducing the stench emanating from a sewer lift station in a south end neighborhood by summertime, officials said.

Construction of the roughly $250,000 biological odor control system is expected to begin at...

Minnesota gross: Don't pour that turkey fat down the drain 20.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Thanksgiving may be a time of joy for you, but for sewer workers it's the season of dread — a holiday when clogged fats, oil, grease and disposable wipes can lead to sewer backups.
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To keep lakes clean, keep leaves out of streets 3.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Leaves are full of organic matter and nutrients like phosphorus. When they get blown or washed into the street, they end up in the city storm drain, which usually leads to a lake or river.
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