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December 12, 2018 Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

Source: NPR

Vast amounts of wetlands and thousands of miles of U.S. waterways would no longer be federally protected by the Clean Water Act under a new proposal by the Trump administration.

December 10, 2018 A push to make fracking waste water usable in agriculture — and even for drinking

Source: Washington Post

Fracking requires a huge amount of water, a major concern in dry Western states that otherwise welcome the practice. But New Mexico thinks it can mitigate that problem by pushing oil companies to treat and recycle fracking waste...

December 6, 2018 As U.S. Heads Towards Water Shortages, It Should Turn to Israel For Solutions

Source: The Tower

As Americans turn on their taps, most are in the dark about a crisis coming to at least a third of U.S. households in the next four years: a lack of potable water. Experts predict that by 2022, 42 million Americans will be unable...

November 27, 2018 Ocean circulation in North Atlantic is at its weakest for 1,500 years - and at levels that previously triggered a mini Ice Age, study warns

Source: Daily Mail (UK)

Researchers have discovered that water in the North Atlantic has 'dramatically weakened.'The study shows the levels are at their lowest of for 1,500 years - and climate change is to blame. Researchers warn the currents will have...

November 13, 2018 Would flooding the deserts help stop global warming?

Source: NBC

A Silicon Valley venture capital firm, Y Combinator, unveiled the radical desert flooding plan as one of four “moonshot” scenarios that it hopes innovators will explore as potential remedies to catastrophic global warming

November 9, 2018 Leading The Global Tide In Water Sustainability

Source: Forbes

November 8 is National STEM Day. Across the country, schools and communities recognize today as a time to encourage the scientific and technological curiosity of students and soon-to-be professionals

November 2, 2018 World Water Week to focus on more nature-based solutions

Source: Xinhua

STOCKHOLM, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- The 2018 World Water Week kicked off here on Monday, calling for more nature-based solutions for water related challenges. Poor water management and stressed ecosystems cause poverty and violent...

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.

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