Millions Don’t Have Access To Safe Water In The United States

By Holly Secon, Havovi Cooper, and Hannah Jiang, Business Insider.  -

A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that in 2015 the water supply for about 21 million Americans — more than 6% — violated nationwide health standards, but [...]

Pennsylvania Initiative To Convert Lawns Into Meadows, Forests

By Ad Crable, Bay Journal. -

Well-shorn lawns are still the norm on the grounds of parks, schools, churches, hospitals, business parks and neighborhoods. While better than exposed bare earth, such swaths of green are still [...]

COVID-19 Will Kill More People Worldwide Due To Water Shortages

By José Luis Granados Ceja, Truthout. -

Experts have been consistent in telling the public that one of the best means to stop the spread of the coronavirus is the practice of good hygiene. But how can you abide by these instructions [...]

Flint Prosecutors Say Investigation On Track Despite Earlier Statute Of Limitations Warning

By Andrew Roth, Flintbeat.com. -

Flint, MI – Leaders of the Flint water crisis prosecution team said in a statement Friday that their investigation remains on track despite an earlier warning about a looming statute of [...]

Tree Rings And Weather Data Warn Of Megadrought

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network. -

London – Climate change could be pushing the US west and northern Mexico towards the most severe and most extended period of drought observed in a thousand years of US history, a full-blown [...]

Millions Of People Face Water Shut-Offs During The Pandemic

By Jordan Davidson, Nation of Change. -

The Centers for Disease Control has emphasized that washing hands with soap and water is one of the most effective measures we can take in preventing the spread of COVID-19. However, millions of [...]

In Coronavirus Crisis, 575 Groups Urge Halt To Electricity, Water Shutoffs

By Staff, The Center for Biological DIversity -

WASHINGTON - More than 575 utility justice, labor, faith, consumer and environmental groups urged state governors, mayors and utility regulators today to put a moratorium on electricity and [...]

TC Energy Headquarters Shut Down In Charleston, WV For Hours; Multiple People Lock To Each Other

By Staff , Itsgoingdown.org -

Charleston, WV — Early this morning, more than 100 water protectors shut down the TC Energy Headquarters in Charleston, WV. Several people locked their necks to one another, blockading the lobby [...]

Lawsuit Launched Over Trump’s Massive Rollback Of Clean Water Act Protections

By Staff, Waterkeeper.org -

Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Trump administration today for eliminating longstanding Clean Water Act protections for the nation’s waters, including approximately [...]

The Privatization Of Rivers In Chile

By Andrés Kogan Valderrama, Theecologist.org -

The Chilean government has continued with the mercantile treatment of common goods, putting several rivers in the Bio Bio Region up for auction, despite ongoing social unrest. The practice of [...]

U.S. Drinking Water Widely Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemicals’: Environment Watchdog

By Staff, Reuters.com -

WASHINGTON - The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New [...]

Activists Reclaimed A Water Source For Palestinians, Showing Co-Resistance Works

By Oren Kroll-Zeldin, Truthout.org -

Recently, nonviolent Palestinian activist Kifah Adara drew water from the Ein Albeida spring near her West Bank village of Al-Tuwani for the first time in 15 years. The spring is a natural water [...]

Firm Knew About Lead In Flint’s Water But Didn’t Warn Public, Emails Show

By Emily Holden, Ron Fonger and Jessica Glenza, Mlive.com -

FLINT, MI -- Executives at Veolia knew that families in Flint might be at risk of being poisoned by lead in their tap water months before the city publicly admitted the problem in 2015, according [...]

Michigan Court Strikes Blow To Nestle

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Michigan Court of Appeals Reverses Circuit Court Decision favoring Nestle and Upholds Township Zoning Ordinance that Denies Nestle Booster Station. Today the citizens of Osceola township in [...]

2 million Americans Don’t Have Access To Running Water And Basic Plumbing

By Meera Jagannathan, Marketwatch.com -

More than 2 million people in the U.S. lack running water and basic indoor plumbing, according to a new report by the human-rights nonprofit DigDeep and the nonprofit U.S. Water Alliance — and [...]