U.S. Cities Use Lead Pipes for Drinking Water

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U.S. Cities Use Lead Pipes for Drinking Water


Flint, Michigan isn’t the only city whose residents have been drinking water from lead piping for years. Researchers found high levels of lead in Chicago homes, yet city officials failed to warn residents of...

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Flint’s Kids Are The Talk Of The Nation

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Flint’s Kids Are The Talk Of The Nation


As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan continues, the education system is now a big concern for parents and teachers. Npr.org says that, “The percentage of children age 5 and under with elevated levels...

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Lead Exposure From Drinking Water

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Lead Exposure From Drinking Water


Does my drinking water at home contain lead? This is a good question to ask yourself, if you aren’t sure of the answer. Up to 20% of Americans’ lead exposure comes from drinking water...

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Muslim Community Donates 30,000 bottles of water to Flint

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Muslim Community Donates 30,000 bottles of water to Flint


Americans are aware of the water crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan, where over a hundred thousand people have been poisoned with lead. Governor Rick Snyder and his administration tried to save money by selling...

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Health Risks From Uranium In Drinking Water

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Health Risks From Uranium In Drinking Water


Here are some excerpts from an article on health concerns related to water: What is Uranium? According to WRAL.com, Uranium is a naturally occurring element, which has been seeping at unhealthy levels into U.S....

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Flint’s water emergency advisory

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Flint’s water emergency advisory


Water authorities in Flint, Mich. told their customers and water users to continue drinking their tap water even though strange odors and colors were reported. Then residents were advised to let the water run...

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California’s Solution, Recycling Water?

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California’s Solution, Recycling Water?


Experts say that California’s solution to the drought, if it keeps up, may be recycling and purifying sewage water into drinking water. Water managers throughout the state agree that the technology is here and...

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Lead Found In Michigan Children After Switching Water Source

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Lead Found In Michigan Children After Switching Water Source


Doctors found high levels of lead in hundreds of children from Flint, Michigan, and the likely cause is from the city water. Even though the state assured its water drinkers that it would be...

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The New Water Footprint Calculator

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The New Water Footprint Calculator


Are you interested in finding out how much water you really use per day? The average American uses 100 gallons per day…. but that’s just from the tap! Did you know that for every...

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Fukushima releases once-radioactive water

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Fukushima releases once-radioactive water


“Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which operates the plant in eastern Japan, discharged 850 tons of formerly contaminated water it had extracted from the ground near the plant into the sea, saying a filtration process...

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EPA Protects Drinking Water and Streams

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EPA Protects Drinking Water and Streams


NBC News shared an article about The Environmental Protection Agency setting a new federal rule to protect wetlands and more than half the nation’s streams, “despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central...

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Communities affected by wastewater spill

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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

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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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Protecting Rivers and Streams from Coal Mine Pollution

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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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Student uses solar power to create safe drinking water

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

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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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Water Conservation Not Taken Seriously

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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

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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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$1 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR DROUGHT RELIEF

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$1 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR DROUGHT RELIEF


The latest news on California’s drought is that Gov. Jerry Brown and Legislative Leaders have passed a bill that will help devastated communities in two ways: 1) $1 billion in funding will be used for drought relief,...

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THE LATEST NEWS FOR CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT

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THE LATEST NEWS FOR CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT


The latest news about California entering its fourth year of drought is that many farmers (and thus everyone in the States who eats produce) will be widely affected. According to a CNBC Agricultural article...

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