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As part of President Trump's executive order to review "job-killing regulations," the Environmental Protection Agency last month asked for the public's input on what to streamline or cut. It held a series of open-mic meetings and set up a website that has received more than 28,000 comments, many of ...
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Salt keeps icy roads safe; it also puts America’s freshwater lakes at risk By Ben Guarino The Washington Post In the 1940s, Americans found a new way to love salt. Not simply for sprinkling on food — we had acquired a taste for the mineral long before that — but for spreading on roads and sidewalk...
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Last month, state water officials eased conservation mandates in response to slightly above-average winter rain and snow in much of California, leading many to speculate that the state’s long-running drought has tapered off. If only. The El Niño winter that forecasters said could drench the state ...
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Students at nearly half the public school buildings in Newark, New Jersey, have been drinking bottled water for the last month, ever since public officials disclosed that the water from drinking fountains and faucets contained high levels of lead. Just last week, the school district released a ...
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The events in the past few years in Michigan, culminating in a public health disaster, have finally turned a public spotlight on what has been happening in my home state. Perhaps it’s where we are in history that these events have been not only uncovered, but broadcast electronically...
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A California company is trying to crowdfund $10m to part-fund the building of the US' largest solar desalination project. California-based WaterFX announced that it would be financing a third of the project using Californian Direct Public Offering (DPO) shares in an attempt to create the largest so...
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“Catastrophe!” read the local headlines after 3 million gallons of metal-laden muck spilled into Colorado’s Animas River earlier last month. The spill forced the city of Durango to close its drinking water intake, and local business that depend on the river were shut down for weeks. The spill trave...
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Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more. "There it goes," said Lozano, a 4...
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Last year at this time, the toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie caused nearly half a million people in and around Toledo, Ohio, to be without safe drinking water. Clean water from our taps is something that many of us take for granted, but if we don’t protect our water sources — like the residents o...
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Water is a valuable resource that is the key to sustaining life.  As water becomes more valuable and scarcity increases, conflict, death, and disease are also by-product of water and it’s influence.  In less fortunate countries, the battle for not just water, but clean water, is truly a ma...
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With the threat of dwindling water and energy resources becoming increasingly real with each passing day, it is important for every person to contribute to the conservation of both. By adapting our daily behavior even just a little bit, we can reduce carbon emissions and can improve qualit...
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The skinny rings of ancient giant sequoias and foxtail pines hold a lesson that Californians are learning once again this winter: It can get very dry, sometimes for a single parched year, sometimes for withering decades. Drought has settled over the state like a dusty blanket, leaving much of the...
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On January 9 thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical used to produce “clean coal”, spilled into Elk River, leaving 300,000 with no water supply. Trish Kahle asks - how could this happen? Imagine yourself in the rugged countryside of the Appalachian Mountains, where you and your neighbors have live...
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Health Experts Disagree on Chemical Spill's Impact Water Supply Heath officials in West Virginia are continuing to advise pregnant women affected by the chemical spill to refrain from drinking tap water due to the unknown heath affects related to the contaminated water. However many pregnant resid...
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Molly and George Greene are still pursuing their dream of bringing clean water to 100 million people around the world. Since starting the nonprofit Water Missions International back in 2001, they estimate they have provided clean water to 3 million people in 50 nations, in most places through their...
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When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up. At first, the drought that took hold ...
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Clean water and soap may help improve growth in young children, according to a new report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and WaterAid. Researchers observed how water, sanitation, and hygiene impacted the physical growth of 9,469 children under the age of five in Bangladesh,...
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The Maryland Department of the Environment has brought another water pollution lawsuit against a subsidiary of NRG Energy, just weeks after the company agreed to pay millions of dollars in penalties and mitigation costs to settle a suit related to other facilities. The new suit, filed in June, conc...
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Most people believe that golf courses do nothing but guzzle water, but experts say that during the rainy season, the green grass on the courses actually helps replenish the county's drinking water supply. Golf courses use 2 to 3 percent of South Florida's water each year. But during heavy rains suc...
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  We all have a responsibility to think about the environment, and protecting the planet is just one of our daily duties. Your home is the only place you have total control over, so it's time for you to consider how you can cut back on your carbon footprint. Whether it's natural Essentia mattr...
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