Communities affected by wastewater spill

Communities affected by wastewater spill


According to CNN, “The orange sludge flowed from the Animas River in Colorado into New Mexico, where it met and started following the San Juan River, a key source...

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1 million gallons of mine water contaminates Animas River

1 million gallons of mine water contaminates Animas River


If you haven’t heard yet, on August 7th an abonded mine in Durango, Colorado, spilled 1 million gallons of wastewater into the clean waters of the Animas River. Contaminants from this mine threaten the...

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A historic El Nino expected for California

A historic El Nino expected for California


Abc 7 News posted an article about Calfornia State emergency officials preparing for a historic storm that may cause serious flooding. California’s drought-striken land is so parched that the state needs to be prepared...

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California drought agency fines agricultural irrigation district

California drought agency fines agricultural irrigation district


According to The Sacramento Bee, the California State water regulators have issued their second charge against an agricultural water district for diverting water illegally. Fines are over a million dollars, and farmers have the right...

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Protecting Rivers and Streams from Coal Mine Pollution

Protecting Rivers and Streams from Coal Mine Pollution


According to The Washington Post  The Obama administration has anounced plans to strengthen the protection of rivers and streams in America from coal mine waste, pollution, and spoils. The proposed regulations would require that water...

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The world’s driest desert is expanding in Chile

The world’s driest desert is expanding in Chile


California is not the only place yearning for rain and snow fall. In Chile, Santiago city, which consists of 7 million people, is experiencing its driest year since 1996. The Andes mountains supply most...

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Good News California!

Good News California!


According to LA times, there is finally some good news about California’s drought and water usage. According to the officials who track water usage, in the month of May California’s residents were able to...

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Student uses solar power to create safe drinking water

Student uses solar power to create safe drinking water


Science & Technology News Since 1998 posted an interesting article about an MIT PhD student, Natasha Wright, who studied mechanical engineering, and designed a solar powered system that makes water safe to drink for rural,...

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A Community in California Unites to Conserve Water

A Community in California Unites to Conserve Water


“Now is the time for Water Conservation,” says the village manager from a spiritual community called Ananda, located in Northern Sierra Nevada foothils just outside of Nevada City. The Ananda community of 800 acres of land consists...

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NASA’s Satellite Systems show we’re all running out of water

NASA’s Satellite Systems show we’re all running out of water


BIG news! The Washington Post article by Todd C. Frankel on June 16 says, “more than half of Earth’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted, according to gravitational data from the GRACE satellite system.” What are...

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Politics and Obama’s New Clean Water Act

Politics and Obama’s New Clean Water Act


There’s an informative post by The Washington Post (June 7) about Obama’s administration releasing new regulations for the New Clean Water Act (CWA). The new law is designed to protect specific bodies of water...

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Reusing Gray Water

Reusing Gray Water


What is gray water? According to the article posted by U.S. News, it’s typically the”…gently-used runoff from bathroom sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing machines.” Why reuse your gray water? Well if you’re a Californian...

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Los Angeles Leads in Water Conservation

Los Angeles Leads in Water Conservation


How are four iconic places in Los Angeles doing their part in saving water? Dodger Stadium, Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, the Getty Center, and Exposition Park, have each done their own unique efforts to help...

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FLUORIDE IN WATER CAUSING SPLOTCHY TEETH

FLUORIDE IN WATER CAUSING SPLOTCHY TEETH


Fox News posted an interesting article on Health and the effects of fluoridating water on teeth, especially for children. “One study found about 2 out of 5 adolescents had tooth streaking or spottiness [due...

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ALL CALIFORNIANS NEED TO STEP UP

ALL CALIFORNIANS NEED TO STEP UP


The Wall Street Journal posted an article on Apirl 19th, about cities in California that follow Gov. Brown’s notice to cut back on water will receive rewards for doing so early on. “All Californians...

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CALIFORNIA’S FARMERS AND WATER USE

CALIFORNIA’S FARMERS AND WATER USE


The Sacramento Bee posted some interesting water facts:   “According to the Public Policy Institute of California, about 9 million acres of farmland in the state are irrigated, representing about 80 percent of all...

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A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT

A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT


Could charging realistic prices for water drastically change the way people choose to use water today? For Californians, it may just be the solution for saving water. If you had to pay a lot...

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Water Conservation Not Taken Seriously

Water Conservation Not Taken Seriously


According to the article posted by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press, the month of February was the worst month for California’s water conservation since last summer, despite the horrendous effects of the drought state-wide. The...

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California’s Summer Looks Dangerous For Fire Season

California’s Summer Looks Dangerous For Fire Season


More than 50 million people in the Northern United States are affected by the drought, according to the article posted by The Washington Post on April 1st. Gov. Jerry Brown is strongly announcing new...

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SAVING WATER

SAVING WATER


Let’s get to it.  The time is past when we can be nonchalant about wasting water.  A little or a lot isn’t the bigger issue.  That we stop wasting any of it is.  When...

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