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 [...]

Half Of Texas Without Clean Water

By Chase Lawrence, WSWS. -

More than 14.6 million Texans, about half of the population of the state, remained under a boil-water advisory Friday, according to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokeswoman Tiffany [...]

How A Black And Latinx Coalition Turned Utilities Back On In LaGrange

By Lewis Raven Wallace, Scalawag Magazine. -

Anton Flores thought it would be simple to help someone get their water turned back on.  "I had a single mom, who was undocumentable, whose utilities had been cut off, and she came to me," [...]

‘The Most Basic Form Of PPE’: 1.6 Million Households Face Water Shutoffs

By Jackie Botts, Cal Matters. -

The first thing Deborah Bell-Holt does each morning is check whether water still flows from her bathroom faucet. It always does, thanks to an April executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom [...]

The New Water Wars

By Lauren Regan, Civil Liberties Defense Center. -

Weed, California is a small timber-dependent city in rural, far-northern California. In 2016, Roseburg Forest Products (RFP), using legal bullying and exploiting a lack of clarity around water [...]

Judge’s Ruling Deprives Community Of Their Voice In Water Decisions

By Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Popular Resistance. -

Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC) has filed a Petition for Judicial Review of the Final Decision and Order issued by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy [...]

600 Groups Urge Biden To Impose National Moratorium On Water Shut-offs

By Joseph Guzman, The Hill. -

Above photo: Detroit activists march for restoring local democracy and economic justice, and an end to the water shut-offs, July 18, 2014. Victoria Collier. Too many people are struggling to pay [...]