Flint Still Under Construction, and Residents in Despair

Flint Still Under Construction, and Residents in Despair


The 100,000 residents of Flint, Mich., are still using bottled water for bathing and washing dishes because their tap water is still unsafe to use. Some improvement has been made, says researchers who released...

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China’s Contaminated Drinking Water

China’s Contaminated Drinking Water


New statistics show that in Beijing, China, more than 80% of the water from underground wells used by farms, factories and households across the populated plains of China is unfit for drinking or bathing...

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5th Year of Drought For California

5th Year of Drought For California


Many Californians did well last year to save water by taking shorter showers, fixing water leaks, and reducing irrigation. But not all cities were able to meet Mr. Brown’s conservation goals. Greater efforts are...

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New Research Shows Asia Without Water in 2050

New Research Shows Asia Without Water in 2050


New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that Asia, a country populating about 1 billion people, could be without water in 2050. The group of researchers say that Asia’s water needs are...

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U.S. Schools Still Struggle With Lead Contamination

U.S. Schools Still Struggle With Lead Contamination


Particularly the old schools of Jersey City’s school district were found to have lead in their drinking water. The ancient plumbing and buildings were part of the issue, as well as the fact that...

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Fog Water Collection

Fog Water Collection


A new invention called CloudFisher, is a project designed to collect condensed fog and transport it into potable water for rural areas in southwest Morocco. A CloudFisher set up is a series of tall...

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Only 9 U.S. States Are Safe From Lead

Only 9 U.S. States Are Safe From Lead


The Environmental Protection Agency recently reported that only nine U.S. states have safe levels of lead in their water supply. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota and...

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Beverly Hills’ Water Wasters Cut Back

Beverly Hills’ Water Wasters Cut Back


Officials in Beverly Hills say it was most difficult to get certain residents to cut back on their water usage; particularly the wealthy and famous. Despite the 25% reduction in urban water consumption mandatory...

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Lead Found In 50 States’ Water Systems

Lead Found In 50 States’ Water Systems


USA TODAY announced that an investigation across 50 states found almost 2,000 water systems have had high levels of lead contamination for the past four years. The news article also stated a staggering fact...

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Drink More Water And Eat Less

Drink More Water And Eat Less


A new study suggests that people who drink more water consume fewer calories, as well as eat less sugar, salt, and cholesterol. How so? In the study, over 18,000 people were interviewed about how...

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Lead In New Jersey Schools

Lead In New Jersey Schools


Last month in New Jersey, officials shut off water fountains to 30 different school buildings after finding elevated levels of lead in the drinking water. Annual testing found concentration levels of lead to be...

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Public Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls, NY

Public Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls, NY


Hoosick Falls, N.Y., is a small village of about 3,500 people, whose water was recently found with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a toxic chemical linked in some studies to an increased risk...

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Drought-stricken California Dumps Water From Folsom Lake

Drought-stricken California Dumps Water From Folsom Lake


In the 19th century, a rule was created for Western states to prevent flooding of reservoirs by regularly releasing its waters to maintain empty space and protect public safety.The idea is that if a...

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Flint, Michigan’s Clean Water is Coming Soon

Flint, Michigan’s Clean Water is Coming Soon


Replacement of the old lead pipes in Flint are to begin this month so that the community can have access to clean water as soon as possible. The state legislature may approve funding for the...

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Funding for National Water Emergencies

Funding for National Water Emergencies


Suppose there was good news springing from Flint’s water crisis==the awareness that much change is needed for many cities across the country where water quality and transportation is poor. Would there be funding for...

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10 Million Americans Exposed to Lead in Water

10 Million Americans Exposed to Lead in Water


Here’s a clearly illustrated explanation (by VOX) of how lead can get into water and what effects it has on the body. VOX sums it up pretty well. Water doesn’t originally have much lead...

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Californians Fall Behind in Water Conservation

Californians Fall Behind in Water Conservation


California’s State Water Resources Control Board says Californians are falling behind the state’s mandatory 25% water conservation target. As of January, cities used 28.4% less water almost hitting the mark, but numbers are decreasing...

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India’s Water Crisis

India’s Water Crisis


New Delhi is experiencing severe issues accessing clean water. According to India’s Ministry of Urban Development, more than half of Delhi’s residents receive only three hours of running water each day. And even that...

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Water Scarcity Across The Globe On Grid

Water Scarcity Across The Globe On Grid


Here’s an interesting grid created by researchers that dividing the globe into square millage  to determine the monthly water demand of each continent, and where water scarcity is most potent. According to Arjen Y....

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Funding for Flint Water Bills

Funding for Flint Water Bills


The Michigan House of Representatives gave $30 million to Flint to help pay the water bills of residents and business owners since the lead water contamination in April 2014. Though it’s not nearly enough...

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