Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Tag: drinking water

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than...

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

2.3 million Americans exposed to high levels of strontium in drinking...

High strontium in drinking water is linked to rickets in children, an extremely rare skeletal condition causing soft, sometimes deformed, bones.

Legionnaire’s bacteria found in drinking water at nine reopened schools

Recently, nine schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania found the harmful bacteria in their water.

Trump’s EPA rolls back regulation of chemical linked to brain damage...

“Is this what the Environmental Protection Agency has come to?”

Sanders introduces bill aimed to combat corporate polluters and clean up...

“It is not a radical idea to demand that when people in the world’s richest country turn on their taps, the water they drink is free of toxic chemicals.”

Shell to pay up for contaminating groundwater in California

"Thankfully for this verdict, we can ensure that our residents have a safe, reliable source of drinking water, and not have to face the same issues that far too many of our fellow valley residents have to face.”

Trump EPA sets tap water limit for rocket fuel chemical 3X...

"Instead of taking action to lower the levels of this rocket fuel chemical in drinking water, the administration’s plan will endanger the health of future generations of kids.”

EPA weakens guidelines for clean-up of toxic groundwater pollution by military...

"We urgently need action to protect clean water not more deregulation."

Top 10 most contaminated groundwater sites revealed in first major coal...

The report contains examples of several well-documented instances of residential tap water contaminated by coal ash.

EPA’s plan to regulate chemical contaminants in drinking water is a...

Political and social factors, as well as pressure from industry, can lead to wide disparities in exposure, with some communities protected and others left vulnerable.

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Alabama police officer convicted of murdering suicidal man

“An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”

Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

Drinking water should be assumed to be chemically unsafe until proven otherwise.

Government defends praising tar sands industry figures as COP26 ‘climate champions’

Five of the individuals praised at COP26 event hold senior roles at fossil fuel companies and investors, including the Royal Bank of Canada and Suncor.

Pay a living wage or ‘flip your own damn burgers’: Progressives blast right-wing narrative...

"We do not have a shortage of willing workers in this country. We have a shortage of employers who are willing to pay workers enough to live."

The real problem with Bill Gates and neoliberal optimism

The progressive left needs to confront the fact that plutocratic philanthropists like Gates care much more about preserving the systems that continue to multiply their wealth.