Chicago’s Water Supply Has High Levels of Lead

Chicago’s Water Supply Has High Levels of Lead


The brain-damaging metal lead, continues to pose threats to public water systems and their users throughout the United States. This last summer, thousands of Chicago residents received notice that their homes have been connected...

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L.A. River Poor Water Quality Affects Public Use

L.A. River Poor Water Quality Affects Public Use


It has been reported by the LA Times that the Los Angeles River and its recreation sites popular to the public, are contaminated with high levels of harmful bacteria. An environmental group called Heal...

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California’s Water Solution Lies Underground

California’s Water Solution Lies Underground


Researchers may have found a solution for California’s water woes. Beneath California’s Central Valley there lies precious groundwater reservoirs waiting to be extracted. New research published in the journal PNAS says that nearly 10,000...

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Nitrate Contamination in Drinking Water

Nitrate Contamination in Drinking Water


According to the Water Research Center, nitrogen is essential for all living things as it is a component of protein. Nitrogen exists in nature and can change its form depending on the environment and...

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18 Million Americans Exposed to Lead Contamination Violations in 2015

18 Million Americans Exposed to Lead Contamination Violations in 2015


A shocking report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) showed that in 2015, 18 million Americans received drinking water from systems that exceeded safe levels of lead. (pbs.org) ‘The research indicates more than...

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San Jose Reduces Water Restrictions

San Jose Reduces Water Restrictions


San Jose residents earned their right to reduce water conservation limits this summer and throughout the year due to the terrific accomplishments their community made to save water by 27 percent in 2015. As...

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India’s Citizens and Farmers are Drought-hit

India’s Citizens and Farmers are Drought-hit


In India last June the long-awaited monsoon rains alleviated many water troubles for citizens and authorities. According to QUARTZ India, for the last two years Asia’s third largest economy has seen below-normal rainfall, resulting...

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Texas Residents Struggle to Find Quality Water

Texas Residents Struggle to Find Quality Water


According to cbslocal.com, there has been an increase in boil-water notices throughout the U.S., particularly in Texas. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality stated that Fourteen Texas cities with populations exceeding 100,000 have undergone...

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United States Dams Are Strained By Severe Drought

United States Dams Are Strained By Severe Drought


Why are United States dams so important to Americans and environmental sustainability? It’s been known that in the 20th century the US built several dams across the West to direct and conserve river water,...

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Florida Protects Its Waters

Florida Protects Its Waters


Under the Clean Water Act, The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is supposed to revise its limits on toxic chemicals that can be released into surface waters. This hasn’t been done since the...

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Illinois Public Water Systems Contaminated With Lead

Illinois Public Water Systems Contaminated With Lead


Residents of Galesburg, Illinois, have been alarmed that much of the city’s tap water has been exceeding federal lead standards since 2004. According to the Chicago Tribune, Knox County city currently stands out for repeatedly...

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San Diego’s Inland Water Suffers Through Drought

San Diego’s Inland Water Suffers Through Drought


After 200 volunteers helped to sample San Diego’s inland water quality at various sites throughout 2015, the results were surprising. High amounts of bacteria and low oxygen levels were found in the region’s creeks...

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California Governor Permanently Bans Wasting Water

California Governor Permanently Bans Wasting Water


In response to California reaching its fifth year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to make some water restrictions permanent. This includes banning wasteful practices like hosing sidewalks and washing cars with hoses...

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Borrego Valley, San Diego Runs Out Of Water

Borrego Valley, San Diego Runs Out Of Water


In San Diego County, Borrego Springs is a small desert town of 3,000 residents who are challenged with a water crisis that can’t sustain itself much longer. Having no feasible way to import water,...

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Massachusetts Takes Action For Safe Drinking Water in Schools

Massachusetts Takes Action For Safe Drinking Water in Schools


Lead contamination is the new concern throughout America’s school districts, since the crisis in Flint, Mich., where water was found with high concentrations of the toxic metallic element. “Children are particularly vulnerable to lead...

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Lead in Tacoma Water Found at High Levels

Lead in Tacoma Water Found at High Levels


LEAD IN TACOMA WATER AT HIGH LEVELS Tacoma, Washington’s water system was tested and found to have high levels of lead in hundreds of customers pipes.  Test showed that ‘goose-neck’ water pipes are holding...

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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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