Friday, April 10, 2020

Tag: water

Michigan advisory panel members: Halt water shutoffs amid COVID-19 spread

A majority of the members sent her a letter this morning with a plea: Order a statewide moratorium on water shutoffs to protect the public from the fast-spreading COVID-19.

Buried in mud: Wildfires threaten North American water supplies

Flash floods and water contamination after large-scale wildfires are emerging as real hazards in Australia and many other places, threatening drinking water, ecosystems, infrastructures and recreational activities.

Toxic chemicals found in rainwater and drinking water throughout the US

"When your water is polluted with toxic PFAS, it's not much comfort to know who is polluting it."

Trump threatens to veto first-ever congressional action on “forever chemicals”

A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge...

The words of water: Why environmentalists are losing the water wars

In the 1870s the colonizing American government rounded up “Indians” and put them in boarding schools and forced them to learn English....

Nestlé Waters’ proposal to take 1.1 million gallons a day from...

Nestlé plans to take 1.1 million gallons of water per day from Ginnie Springs, which sits in the Santa Fe River in...

Flint’s crisis reveals national failure on school ‘leadership’

Flint, Michigan, became a national poster child for incompetence and corruption when a small group of autocratic officials put in charge by...

Water stress could affect half the world’s population in just 5...

World Water Week kicked off this week in the shadow of a frightening reality that nearly one-fourth of the world's population is living...

At least 2% of U.S. public water systems are like Flint’s...

More than five years after Flint’s water crisis first hit the news, the city has successfully lowered the lead levels in its...

Washington state AG sues EPA for repealing state’s water quality standards,...

“Trump’s EPA cannot change important water quality protections at the whim of industry interests. It’s not only disruptive to Washington’s environmental efforts over the past two years, it’s a clear violation of the Clean Water Act.

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A nurse bought protective supplies for her colleagues using GoFundMe. The hospital suspended her.

How a confrontation in one of the nation’s coronavirus hotspots illustrates a troubling national trend.

Is the DNC cheating? Again?

The DNC’s candidate always gains in the counting. And that is highly suspicious.

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

Travesty averted: An uplifting poem for the pandemic

There are times when well-meaning "message poetry" captures the moment and touches heart strings.

Elizabeth Warren introduces plan to protect elections during coronavirus pandemic

"Congress must act to protect our upcoming elections, keep voters and poll workers safe, and safeguard our electoral institutions for the long haul."