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April 12, 2019 Florida clean water activists say: it’s not a fracking ban if matrix acidizing is allowed

Source: WMNF Radio

The Florida Legislature is considering bills to outlaw certain types of fracking in Florida; but advocates for clean water warn that the ban excludes one oil and gas extraction technique that could harm the environment because of...

April 4, 2019 FDA proposes limiting fluoride in bottled water

Source: DrBicuspid

director of FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, in a press release. "That's why today we are taking this step to lower the amount of fluoride in bottled water if added by manufacturers." Designed to account for...

April 2, 2019 Major victory for environment as Duke Energy ordered to clean up toxic coal ash

Source: Think Progress

North Carolina has ordered one of the largest utility companies in the United States to excavate coal ash from all remaining sites in the state, in a major victory for environmental advocates and vulnerable communities...

March 31, 2019 Op-ed: Striking the right balance for clean water

Source: The Indianapolis Star

Keeping our rivers, lakes and streams clean and protected is a principle that every American — and Hoosier — agrees with. That’s why Congress appropriately passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, which is intended...

March 26, 2019 Key Greenland glacier growing again after shrinking for years, NASA study shows

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.

March 25, 2019 National report gives Washington state an ‘F’ for efforts to remove lead from school drinking water

Source: The Seattle Times

Washington joined nearly two dozen other states that flunked a national ranking of their efforts to remove lead from drinking water in public schools and preschool centers. In a report released last week, the advocate groups...

March 22, 2019 Point of View: Once a Third World issue, water now a First World concern

Source: NewsOK

World Water Day — March 22 — is recognized each March by the United Nations to highlight the importance of safe drinking water and advocate for sustainable management of freshwater resources.

March 21, 2019 U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

Source: Reuters

Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone. With more...

March 21, 2019 Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $100,000 for Midwest Flood Relief

Source: CSR Wire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - In response to the floods that have impacted midwestern states including Iowa and Nebraska, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation have committed to provide $100,000 in support...

March 21, 2019 Africa in a world without water

Source: The Punch Newspapers

Affecting over 1.1 billion people globally, lack of safe, clean water is gradually metamorphosing from a challenge to a problem. According to findings, this problem has become prevalent in low and ...

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