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December 12, 2018 Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water ProtectionsSource: 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.
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...
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 warnsSource: 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 SustainabilitySource: 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 solutionsSource: 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...
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.
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