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A new report by the non-profit Environmental Working Group and Northeastern University finds people in nearly every state in the country are exposed to unhealthy drinking water. According to the researchers, 43 states have...
Source: U.S. News & World Report
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania is set to begin sampling drinking water across the state later this month in a bid to determine whether a class of highly toxic chemicals is contaminating the supply. Department of...
Source: Orlando Sentinel
If experts have learned anything about hurricanes in the last two seasons it’s that wind is not the major culprit in hurricane fatalities. It'’s the water, said Ken Graham Director of NOAA’s National Weather...
May 3, 2019 Towards sustainable desalinationSource: UN Environment
Did you know that several countries, such as the Maldives, Malta and the Bahamas, meet all their water needs through the desalination process—that is, they convert seawater to freshwater?
Around 38% of the EU’s water demand lies outside its borders with 98% of this embodied in imported agricultural products, according to a new report published by the Water Footprint Network. This leaves the bloc...
Source: Houston Chronicle
A new report from the shareholder advocacy group As You Sow and investment advisory firm Boston Common Asset Management ranks oil companies based on their water and chemicals management practices. Released on Wednesday morning,...
April 26, 2019 Dirtiest week for water in EPA historySource: The Hill
The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Before the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972, our nation’s waters were in trouble. Lake Erie was virtually dead ...
April 24, 2019 Corporate water sustainability goals are mostly just talkSource: Quartz
Corporations in many sectors of industry use a lot of water. In general, industry uses around 20% of the world’s freshwater withdrawals, while in the wealthiest nations, corporate water consumption can be as much as 40% of the...
If you're sad when you see stories about dead whales washing ashore with dozens of pounds of plastic in their bellies or feel guilty when you forget to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store, there's a good reason.
Source: Water Online
As input to the United Nations General Assembly later this month, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) presented the Stockholm Statement during the closing ceremony of the World Water Week in Stockholm. The...
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