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November 1, 2018 Commentary: Conserving water during a crisis -- what happens now that it’s over?

Source: Statesman

Austin was thrust into the national spotlight as the city issued its first ever boil water notice. A wetter-than-usual Central Texas autumn caused flood waters to build up—notably, Lake Travis rose over 20 feet in 24 hours—and...

October 30, 2018 Plastic waste elimination pledge by 2025 attracts more big firms

Source: BBC

Some 250 big organisations have now pledged to eradicate plastic waste by 2025, including Coca Cola, H&M and L'Oreal, up from 40 in April

October 30, 2018 World's Biggest Pork Producer Pledges To Cover Manure Ponds

Source: NPR

After years of insisting that it wasn't economically feasible, the world's biggest hog producer has bowed to public pressure and agreed to change the way it handles manure on more than 1,000 farms it controls in the U.S.

October 30, 2018 Venice hit by high tide as Italy buffeted by winds; 6 killed

Source: AOL

MILAN — Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees...

October 29, 2018 What Are the Biggest Environmental Concerns? - Pollution

Source: Environmental Technology

To raise awareness of the biggest environmental concerns for 2019, we’re giving you a complete overview of the top 5 concerns. In our 6-part series, we will take a closer look at biodiversity, water, deforestation, pollution and...

October 26, 2018 Local businesses trying to stay afloat amid water crisis

Source: Austin Statesman

There was no fresh lettuce or tomatoes for burgers, no lemonade or tea, no ice and no salads — but Hoover Alexander’s restaurant on Manor Road still opened for lunch as scheduled a few hours after Austin issued its official boil...

October 23, 2018 Colorado River Crisis Demands Focus on Farm Conservation Programs

Source: NewsDeeply

Small programs can go a long way to save water and help farmers survive the coming shortages on the Colorado River. These should be the next focus for policymakers now wrestling with drought contingency plans.

October 14, 2018 Why New York City’s water tastes so gross now

Source: New York Post

It’s eau de dirt. New York City’s famed tap water has taken on a strange odor and taste — described by some as wood or dirt — since the beginning of the month, and a repair project deep in ...

October 11, 2018 Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Source: Star Tribune

WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.

October 10, 2018 Seas Could Rise 8 Feet by 2100 Without Urgent Action to Curb Climate Change

Source: EcoWatch

If no meaningful action is taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions, global sea levels could rise eight feet by 2100 and a full 50 feet by 2300.

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