L.A. River Poor Water Quality Affects Public Use

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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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Florida Protects Its Waters

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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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Lead Found In 50 States’ Water Systems

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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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Public Health Emergency in Hoosick Falls, NY

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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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Flint’s Water Solution

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Flint’s Water Solution


Still the talk of the news, Flint’s residents are unsatisfied with the current lead pipes used to deliver drinking water to their homes. Who would blame them? Changing the source of water that flows...

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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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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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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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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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FLUORIDE IN WATER CAUSING SPLOTCHY TEETH

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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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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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$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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SAFE WATER CHANGES LIVES, AND YOU CAN HELP!

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SAFE WATER CHANGES LIVES, AND YOU CAN HELP!


Learn more about The Water Project   You can now help provide clean and safe water for people, families, and children in Africa. The Water Project provides wells and other water projects for communities around...

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MAJOR WATER SHORTAGES IN PAKISTAN

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MAJOR WATER SHORTAGES IN PAKISTAN


According to the minister for water and energy in Pakistan, a man named Khawaja Muhammad Asif, said that Pakistan could be the next “water-starved country.” Because of the current climate changes happening world-wide and particularly...

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LOS ANGELES’ AGING WATER PIPES ARE A CONCERN

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LOS ANGELES’ AGING WATER PIPES ARE A CONCERN


About 100,000 gallons of water poured into a residential neighborhood in Hollywood Hills this week causing sidewalks to crack and cars to be submerged under water. The cause of this water break was due...

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BLACK WATER FOR GARDENA RESIDENTS

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BLACK WATER FOR GARDENA RESIDENTS


Residents in Gardena, CA are unhappy and unsatisfied with the smelly black water coming out of their home taps. The Golden State Water Company held a public meeting to address the issue and residents brought...

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CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES INJECT WASTE INTO WATER

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CALIFORNIA OIL COMPANIES INJECT WASTE INTO WATER


Even though California received almost no rain in January, which is normally the wettest month of the year, the state is allowing oil companies to dump waste-filled and chemically dangerous water into underground drinkable water...

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