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September 14, 2018 The case for fracking: Delays in decision costing Nova Scotians millions

Source: Chronicle Herald

With an estimated 1.6-plus trillion cubic feet of natural gas literally under foot, Nova Scotian policy makers are choking out the economic growth potential for their province and communities with bad public policy.

September 12, 2018 A water shortage is in Arizona's future, like it or not. Here's how to survive it

Source: AX Central

Arizona's goal shouldn't be to avoid a water shortage completely on Lake Mead, but to ensure the coming shortages don't turn into larger ones.

September 10, 2018 Sweden and UN Environment Announce $5 Million Project to Beat Plastic Pollution in Southeast Asia

Source: United Nations Environment

Sweden, UN Environment and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) today announced efforts to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four years, through a project that aims to...

September 4, 2018 UK water companies promise less leakage

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Three of England’s big water companies unveiled plans on Monday to cut leakages and improve services while keeping prices at least flat in real terms after their performance was questioned in the country’s...

August 31, 2018 Report from environmental group warns of bacteria risk at Texas beaches, rivers

Source: Texas Tribunes

A report by Environment Texas and the Frontier Group warns that more than half of Texas beaches tested for bacterial contamination were unsafe for swimming on at least one day during 2017.

August 28, 2018 Cigarette Butts—Not Plastic Straws—Are The Worst Contaminant of Oceans, According to New Study

Source: Fortune

The report suggests that the biggest man-made contaminant of the world’s oceans is not plastic straws, or even plastic bags, but cigarette butts.

August 27, 2018 Kansans drank contaminated water for years. The state didn’t tell them.

Source: The Wichita Eagle

The state allowed hundreds of residents in two Wichita-area neighborhoods to drink contaminated water for years without telling them, despite warning signs of contamination close to water wells used for drinking, washing and...

August 24, 2018 Leaders meet at World Water Week to discuss growing water crisis, Aug. 26 – 31

Source: Yuba

he world must find new, nature-based solutions to meet escalating global water threats. This will be discussed in Stockholm on 26-31 August when world leaders, water experts, development professionals and CEOs gather for the...

August 24, 2018 Acidification in oceans highest in 300 million years

Source: Digital Journal

In a report called State of the Oceans, which is filed every two years, the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) said this, according to The Raw Story: “This [acidification] is unprecedented in the...

August 22, 2018 World's Largest Shipping Company Heads Into Arctic As Global Warming Opens The Way

Source: NPR

Maersk, the world's largest container line, is about to test the frigid waters of the Arctic in a trial of shorter shipping lanes that could become viable as warmer temperatures open up the Northern Sea Route.

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