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 [...]

How A US Base Is Poisoning German Water

By Pat Elder, World Beyond War. -

Pat Elder in Germany: “The chemicals never break down … ever. In a million years they will destroy plants, poison fish and kill human beings.” Among many other proven symptoms, these poisonous [...]

Navy Contaminates Local Groundwater And Sewer System In Maryland

By Pat Elder, Truthout.org -

The U.S. Navy has contaminated the groundwater at Maryland’s Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) with 1,137.8 parts per trillion (ppt) of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), according [...]

Judge Determines Flint Residents Can Sue US Government For Water Crisis

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

A federal judge recently determined that residents of Flint, Michigan have the right to file lawsuits against the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to immediately intervene on [...]

Born Out Of Occupy: Project 222

By Alex Fan Moniz, Popular Resistance -

To think that Project 222 was born with a bang. Real bang. Human dignity over spineless puppeteering. Winston was living in a tent at the time. It was the Fall of 2011, an eventful time around [...]

Senate Goes Easy On Pentagon Polluters

By Pat Elder, Civilian Exposure. -

Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on March 28, 2019. The hearing focused [...]

When Cities Shut The Water Off

By Maureen Taylor, Inequality.org -

In 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department started its most recent egregious campaign of mass water shutoffs that targeted low-income, residential customers who were behind in payments. [...]

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 [...]