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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 firmsSource: 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 PondsSource: 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 killedSource: 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? - PollutionSource: 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 crisisSource: 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 ProgramsSource: 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 nowSource: 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 billSource: 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.
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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