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 [...]

‘All Eyes On Nestlé’ Campaign Draws Attention To The Commodification Of Water

By Doreen Nicoll, Rabble.ca -

Ontario's environment minister, Jeff Yurek, plans to announce the provincial government's decision on water bottling permits by mid-December. The announcement comes after the government's [...]

Newark Water Coalition Takes Struggle Against Lead Pipes Statewide

By Newark Water Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

Over the past few months, the Newark Water Coalition has tirelessly been advocating for residents of Newark and taking action to spread awareness of the Lead Water Crisis. What started as a small [...]

Shell To Pay Up For Contaminating Groundwater In California

By Ruth Milka, Nationofchange.org -

Shell Oil Company was ordered this week to pay $63 million in damages for polluting groundwater in the city of Atwater, California. A jury this week found the corporation liable in the four-month [...]

VMA Protestors Put Spotlight On Lead Water Crisis

By Rema Rahman, Tapinto.net -

NEWARK, NJ - As throngs of attendees in cocktail dresses and casual suits lined up around the Prudential Center Monday eagerly awaiting entrance to MTV’s Video Music Awards, Anthony Diaz blew [...]

Contaminated Water Tanks In Fukushima Will Be Full In 3 Years

By Naoya Kon, Asahi.com -

By the summer of 2022, storage tanks holding processed water on the grounds of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will become completely full, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. [...]

‘Biggest Crisis No One Is Talking About’: Quarter Of Humanity Faces ‘Extremely High Water Stress’ Intensified By Climate Emergency

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

An analysis released Tuesday warns that 17 countries which are collectively home to a quarter of the global population face "extremely high water stress" that is on track to get [...]

Lead-Based Paint Found In Half Of All Inspected Schools

By Marilynne R Wood, Theconversation.com -

With all the emphasis that has been placed on making sure children are safe from the hazards of lead-based paint at home, similar efforts would seem just as important for America’s schools. After [...]

‘Astonishing’ Texas Legal Win Tops Decades Of Clean-Water Heroism

By Robert S. Becker, Nationofchange.org -

Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet wet. Literally, in polluted bays. Long on need yet short on cash for pricey consultants, clean water champions along the [...]

Crystal Geyser Mistakenly Emails Internal Memo To Chronicle

By Alex Brown, Chronicle.com. -

In an email accidentally sent to The Chronicle but apparently meant for the company’s president, Crystal Geyser Chief Operating Officer Page Beykpour said the company’s planned water bottling [...]

Weaponizing Water In South Asia: World Needs A Water Treaty

By Conn Hallinan, Fpif.org -

The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it. Ongoing tensions over Kashmir have transformed water into a national security issue for both [...]