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In peace as in war, Colombia's ex-rebels live apart from society 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

This compound in the mountains southwest of Bogota was supposed to be abandoned by now, its white pre-fab houses and water treatment plant dismantled, its residents packed up and gone.

It was hastily erected by the government as part of the November 2016 accord that ended a five-decade conflict...

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“The Water Stinks.” For Many Rural Americans the Only Choice Is Toxic. 15.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “I’ll be honest with you,” said Gary Michael Hunt. “You never know when you go in there and turn on the faucet if you have water, or if you ain’t going to have no water.” Hunt, a former coal miner […]
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Californians Could Vote to Give Themselves the Measles 13.2.2018 Mother Jones
This fall, Californians may have the opportunity to vote on a catch-all ballot initiative that would ban genetically modified organisms and get rid of school vaccination requirements. But that’s not all. The so-called California Clean Environment Initiative would also prohibit the use of 300 substances, including certain vaccine ingredients and chemicals used in water treatment—chlorine […]
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In eastern Kentucky, a rural county struggles without a steady supply of clean water 12.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.

Sometimes they get no water. Other times just a trickle. Often, they say, their water is so discolored it resembles milk or Kool-Aid or beer.

“I haven’t...

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Recycled road warriors leave 'Scorched Earth' low and dry 2.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A decent premise — and a game Gina Carano — get left in the dust kicked up by “Scorched Earth,” a dull, draggy post-apocalyptic western set in the not-too-distant, environmentally toxic future.

Welcome to the Wasteland, the end result of a worldwide eco-disaster that has rendered the air unbreathable...

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Deb, Unilever scrub plastic microbeads from consumer products 1.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A closer look at the corporate and university-level innovation driving plastic-free cosmetics.
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Colorado weighs whether to let Cotter hand off long-undone uranium cleanups 1.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado officials are weighing whether to let Cotter Corp. operators of a defunct uranium mine  west of Denver -- which has contaminated groundwater and a creek above a drinking water supply reservoir -- transfer ownership and responsibility for cleanup to a newly formed local company.
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China built the biggest air purifier in the world 25.1.2018 TreeHugger
The 100-meter high purification tower in Xian is said to cover an area of 10 square kilometers.
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Front Range growth boom may tap defunct Colorado mountain gold mines — to get more water for people 19.1.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The hunt for more water to sustain the Colorado Front Range development boom has driven metro Denver suppliers to try to tap a new source: defunct mountain gold mines.
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Greenhouse technology could be the future of food 18.1.2018 Environmental News Network
CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water purification.The four-year research program could yield next-gen technology capable of solving food, energy and water security challenges posed by global population growth and climate change.
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Colorado says mine can continue polluting creek above a Denver drinking water reservoir 12.1.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials have granted Climax Molybdenum a third extension of a “temporary” lifting of the state's health limit for molybdenum pollution of a creek, allowing continued elevated discharges above Denver’s drinking water supplies.
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The raw water craze threatens to undo one of our major public health achievements 11.1.2018 Washington Post
The raw water craze threatens to undo one of our major public health achievements
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This solar startup wants to help you and your business kick the water bottle habit 10.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
If the electric grid can be decentralized, why can't the water system?
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Poisoned pets, preemie foals, dogs with spina bifida: UC Davis' top-ranked vets see them all 7.1.2018 LA Times: Commentary
At UC Davis, doctors in the world's #1 veterinary medicine program insert stem cells into bulldogs with spinal bifida and assess lame horses with the most advanced scanner ever - a Saudi prince once flew his cat there for a kidney transplant.
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Rice U.'s one-step catalyst turns nitrates into water and air 5.1.2018 Environmental News Network
Engineers at Rice University’s Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Center have found a catalyst that cleans toxic nitrates from drinking water by converting them into air and water.
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Hey, Culligan! Water company dropping 'man' in pitch to millennial consumers 5.1.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Something will be missing when 82-year-old suburban Chicago water treatment company Culligan runs its first national TV commercial in decades during Sunday’s Golden Globes telecast on NBC. Looking to broaden and modernize its appeal to millennial consumers, Culligan is dropping “man” from its ...
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PolyMet is nearly clear to build controversial Iron Range mine 5.1.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The DNR has released a draft mining permit for PolyMet to build the state's first copper-nickel mine. But the company still faces hurdles, including more anticipated lawsuits, and raising an estimated $650 million to build the mine.
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‘Raw water’ is the latest health craze. Here’s why drinking it may be a bad idea. 4.1.2018 Washington Post
‘Raw water’ is the latest health craze. Here’s why drinking it may be a bad idea.
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Access to clean water a luxury for some First Nations reserves 30.12.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Krystalline Kraus I recently went to a movie and one of the pre-screening ads was about donating to a global charity that helps people get access to clean water. As I watched the ad, I wondered how many people in that packed theatre knew that it is not only communities in developing nations that struggle for access to clean water. The very same issues are true for some reserves. "Two-thirds of all First Nation communities in Canada have been under at least one drinking water advisory at some time in the last decade," according to a CBC News investigation , and it has not gotten much better in 2017. "The longest-running water advisory is in the Neskantaga First Nation in Ontario, where residents have been boiling their water for 20 years," says the CBC report. In second, third and fourth place are the Nazko First Nation, Alexis Creek First Nation and Lake Babine First Nation, all of which are in British Columbia and have struggled with water issues over the past 16 years. Not that your average Canadian ...
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Toxic Ash from California’s Record Wildfires Is Clogging Drinking Water Supplies Across the State 23.12.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Fourmile Canyon Fire, sparked by a backyard burn west of Boulder, Colorado, in 2010, caused $220 million in damage and destroyed 168 homes. It also scorched nearly a quarter of a watershed that supplies water to the […]
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