Miami Bans The Use Of Glyphosate In A Step To Improve Water Quality

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Miami, Florida voted unanimously to ban the use of glyphosate by city departments and contractors. The controversial herbicide is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s – now Bayer after an [...]

Lake Erie Just Won The Same Legal Rights As People

By Sigal Samuel, Vox.com -

It started in a pub. A handful of people, hunched over beers in Toledo, Ohio, were talking about a water crisis that had plagued the city in 2014. The pollution of Lake Erie had gotten so bad [...]

Finding Hope In The Midst Of Climate Disruption

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

The climate crisis is no longer an abstract concept, it is here and it is getting worse. Each new report finds the temperatures are getting hotter, the ice is melting faster and the seas are [...]

Pipeline Fighter Stops Mountain Valley Pipeline Work

By Appalachians Against Pipelines. -

Pittsylvania County, VA — Friday morning, February 1, 2019, a pipeline fighter stopped work at a Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) worksite near Chatham, VA. The individual locked themself to a [...]

‘If the Water Is Rising, Then So Must We’: Indigenous Peoples March In Washington Against Global Injustice

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

"It's a collective cry for help because we're in a time of crisis," said one organizer. "Indigenous people from around the world are suffering from the same colonization." In an event described [...]

Shutoffs Continue As The People Of Detroit Fight For Water As A Human Right

By Simon Albaugh, Occupy.com -

Step onto downtown Detroit’s tiled sidewalks past the Kern Clock Tower and storefront restaurants and you’ll find Campus Martius. This small park at the center of the greatest comeback story in [...]

An Empire Of Bases Poisons Water, Threatening Its Own Collapse

By Pat Elder, Worldbeyondwar.org -

Per-flouro octane-sulfo-nate or PFOS, and Per-flouro-octa-noic acid or PFOA, are the active ingredients in the foam routinely used to train soldiers to extinguish aircraft fires at U.S. military [...]

The War For Survival

By Leonard Peltier, Counterpunch.org -

Well here it is, sorry to say, another year, and I’m still writing to you from a prison cell. I am still in pain from my illnesses with no knowledge of whether I will ever get treatments for [...]

Baltimore Joins Global Movement, Becoming The First Major U.S. City To Ban Water Privatization

By Thomas M. Hanna, Inthesetimes.com -

On November 6, Baltimore became the first major city in the United States whose residents voted to ban water privatization. Nearly 77 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of Question E, which [...]

Baltimore Voters Stand Up To Water Privatization

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

One interesting local victory on Tuesday was a vote by the citizens of Baltimore to amend the city’s charter to prohibit the privatization of their water and sewer system. In a rare instance of [...]

Where Water Goes After Fracking Is Tied To Earthquake Risk

By Staff, News.utexas.edu -

In addition to producing oil and gas, the energy industry produces a lot of water, about 10 barrels of water per barrel of oil on average. New research led by The University of Texas at Austin [...]

Puerto Ricans Want A Clean And Just Energy Future

By Nithin Coca, Equaltimes.org -

One year after Hurricane Maria ravaged the United States territory of Puerto Rico, leaving more than 3000 dead and, at its peak, the entire island of 3.5 million residents without electricity, [...]

Flint Water Crisis Ongoing: ‘We Are Still Suffering’

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

The water, which was insufficiently treated, “leached lead from service lines and contaminated the city’s water, exposing 100,000 people,” AlterNet reported. On top of that disaster, there was an [...]

Teaching My Sons That Water Is Life: A Father/Son Road Trip.

By Clayton Thomas-Müller, Indigenousclimateaction.com -

This was a special summer for me as a dad. For the first time I took my sons, Felix and Jaxson, on that classic TransCanada road trip so many of us did when we were young. We traveled across two [...]

Silence Is Leaden, The Revolutionary Power Of Art Behind Bars

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

More lead in more water and the grotesque parallels across the country with regards to testing, notification, repairs and accountability. Next, as the prison strike continues, we go inside with [...]