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January 18, 2019 Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and SafetySource: Forbes
Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently. In recent years small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines...
January 18, 2019 Cleaning New York's filthy harbor with one billion oystersSource: CNN Business
The Billion Oyster Project has worked since 2014 to rebuild oyster reefs in the waters surrounding New York City. The creatures are natural purifiers: A single adult oyster can cleanse about 50 gallons of water per day. And their...
January 7, 2019 How Israel swims against tide of worldwide water crisisSource: Israel 21
A visit to the country’s largest desalination and wastewater-treatment plants reveals smart technologies and policies to keep the water running.
December 28, 2018 Collecting clean water from air, inspired by desert lifeSource: PHYS.org
Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can't survive without clean water. And in places where water is scarce—the world's deserts, for...
December 28, 2018 Melting Arctic Ice Adds 14,000 Tons of Water Per Second to Rising Sea Levels, Study SaysSource: Yahoo Finance
Melting Arctic ice from glaciers and surface ice is producing the equivalent of 14,000 tons per second of water into the Earth’s oceans, a recent scientific survey found. Examining land-ice ...
December 21, 2018 Amid Drinking Water Crisis, New York Panel Calls for Stricter Limits on PollutantsSource: Governing
A state panel created in response to drinking-water crises in the City of Newburgh and other places in New York has recommended the state set strict contamination limits for three chemicals that include the type that polluted...
December 20, 2018 Israeli Company May Have Solution to World’s Water ShortageSource: Breaking Israel News
Water shortage is emerging as a global crisis, with some countries scrambling to find solutions. Israel’s Watergen has developed a technology to collect water from the air. Will this be enough to solve the problem
December 13, 2018 Heavy Snowfall on California Mountains Good Sign for Water SupplySource: KTLA
The snowpack measured 106% of average, according to the state’s snow survey taken late last week. That’s more than double the 47% of average measured on the same day last year.
December 12, 2018 Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water ProtectionsSource: NPR
Vast amounts of wetlands and thousands of miles of U.S. waterways would no longer be federally protected by the Clean Water Act under a new proposal by the Trump administration.
Source: Washington Post
Fracking requires a huge amount of water, a major concern in dry Western states that otherwise welcome the practice. But New Mexico thinks it can mitigate that problem by pushing oil companies to treat and recycle fracking waste...
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