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May 8, 2019 New study claims 43 states expose millions to dangerous chemical in drinking water

Source: CBS

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...

May 6, 2019 Pennsylvania to Test Drinking Water for Toxic Chemicals

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...

May 3, 2019 Hurricane experts warn it's not the wind, but the water that really kills

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 desalination

Source: 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?

April 29, 2019 EU food sector unprepared for droughts set to hit palm oil, soy & cocoa

Source: FoodNavigator

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...

April 26, 2019 Report ranks oil companies by water, chemical management practices

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 history

Source: 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 talk

Source: 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...

April 18, 2019 The amount of plastic in the ocean is a lot worse than we thought, study says

Source: CNN

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.

April 17, 2019 World Water Week Closes With A Call For Special Focus On Water In Development

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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