China’s Sponge Cities: A ‘Revolutionary Rethink’ To Prevent Flooding

By Maeve Campbell, Euro News. -

The survival and development of human society depends on water. In fact, global water demand increased nearly eightfold between 1900–2010 as a result of factors like population growth, economic [...]

Okinawans Demand Clean Drinking Water From US Military

By Robert Kajiwara, Peace For Okinawa Coalition. -

For at least the past five years the Okinawa Prefectural Government has been monitoring the amount of foreign substances in Okinawa's water. In 2016 Okinawans discovered high levels of toxic [...]

Water As A Weapon Of War

By Jessica Buxbaum, Mintpress News. -

Masafer Yatta, Occupied West Bank - Last weekend, around 600 Israeli, Palestinian and international activists marched across Masafer Yatta in the Occupied West Bank to deliver a water tanker to [...]

Indigenous Peoples In Mexico Defend Their Right To Water

By Emilio Godoy, Inter Press News. -

Lerma/Coyotepec, Mexico - In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent to the country’s capital–, access to water has been based on collective [...]

There Is No Fixing This Industry

By Mike Ferner, Popular Resistance. -

Ohio - My city sits on the western edge of a body of water that has figured large in the nation’s history, Lake Erie. My wife and I are fortunate to live in the part of Toledo where the lake is [...]

Study Measures Fracking’s Impact On Nearby Surface Water Quality

By Bridget Reed Morawski, Nation Of Change. -

A new study correlates poorer surface water quality with nearby hydraulic fracturing but finds that the impacts aren’t major enough to be considered harmful by federal regulators. However, the [...]

Drought-Stricken Communities Push Back Against Data Centers

By Olivia Solon, NBC News. -

On May 17, the City Council of Mesa, Arizona, approved the $800 million development of an enormous data center -- a warehouse filled with computers storing all of the photos, documents and other [...]

Water Activists Win Against Adani

By Margaret Gleeson, Green Left. -

Australia - In a victory for people power, the Federal Court found, on May 25, that the federal government had failed to apply the “water trigger” test when assessing — and approving — Adani’s [...]

Bolivia Proposes To The UN To Urgently Convene An Earth Assembly

By ALBA CTP. -

During the Reunion with Mother Earth: Global reflections for the defense of Pachamama, the Plurinational State of Bolivia assumed the commitment to lead, in coordination with all the peoples of [...]

Saving The Salmon

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal. -

Canada - B.C.’s free-entry mining system allows any individual or company to stake a claim — and subsequently explore for minerals on that claim — anywhere in the province that is not already set [...]

We Sampled Tap Water Across The US

By Ryan Felton, Lisa Gill and Lewis Kendall, Consumer Reports/The Guardian. -

In Connecticut, a condo had lead in its drinking water at levels more than double what the federal government deems acceptable. At a church in North Carolina, the water was contaminated with [...]

Jackson’s Water Crisis: How You Can Help

By Tim Majors and Scalawag Editors, Scalawag Magazine. -

"This is the first time that we've ever had record-breaking, five to six straight days of below-freezing temperatures," Ronnie Crudup Jr., Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and [...]

Jackson Water Crisis: Collective Effort Is Critical To Community Sustainability

By Anoa Changa, News One. -

While the Mississippi city of Jackson works to fully restore water, various community organizations have been filling in the gaps with relief. Mutual aid is a new term for some, but providing it [...]