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5 Billion People Could Have Poor Access to Water by 2050, UN Warns

5 Billion People Could Have Poor Access to Water by 2050, UN Warns

As the world’s population grows and the planet warms, demand for water will rise but the quality and reliability of the supply is expected to deteriorate, the United Nations said Monday in this year’s World Water Development Report. “We need new solutions in managing water resources so as to meet emerging challenges to water security […]

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    Oklahoma Quakes Linked to Wastewater Injection Depth

    Oklahoma Quakes Linked to Wastewater Injection Depth

    The alarming string of earthquakes that have shaken Oklahoma for years has long been tied to the large volume of fracking wastewater dumped into the state’s injection wells. And while state regulators have taken numerous measures to reduce wastewater disposal volumes to prevent such “induced” earthquakes, they might want to consider another measure—restricting how deep […]

    5 Ways This Company Misinforms Consumers About Oil Wastewater Use

    5 Ways This Company Misinforms Consumers About Oil Wastewater Use

    The Wonderful Company, maker of Halos mandarins and POM products, continues to give consumers misleading information about their use of oil wastewater to irrigate crops. Last October we reported on the response the company gave to consumer concerns. Fast forward over a year since we launched the campaign to tell the company to stop using […]

    Superbug Risk Rises as Big Pharma Fails to Disclose Antibiotic Waste Leaked From Factories

    Superbug Risk Rises as Big Pharma Fails to Disclose Antibiotic Waste Leaked From Factories

    By Madlen Davies and Sam Loewenberg Many of the world’s leading drug manufacturers may be leaking antibiotics from their factories into the environment, according to a new report from a drug industry watchdog. This risks creating more superbugs. The report surveyed household-name pharmaceutical giants like GSK, Novartis and Roche as well as generic companies which […]

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    Governors Weigh in on Water, Climate and the Environment: What We Know So Far

    By Brett Walton State of the State speeches are where governors sketch their legislative priorities and report on the overall health of their dominions. The state of the state is almost always “strong” and water issues are occasionally mentioned. Below are summaries of the governors’ references to water, climate and the environment. This post will […]

    Florida Faces 3 Toxic Crises Triggered by Flooding

    Florida Faces 3 Toxic Crises Triggered by Flooding

    By Dipika Kadaba Ah, Florida—home to famous natural landscapes and amazing wildlife, but also to more than 20 million people and billion-dollar industries. Decades of booming development in Florida—all of it built in the path of Atlantic hurricanes—have brought to a head some toxic problems the state still struggles to solve. Every major flooding event, […]

    Tyson Poultry Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations, Fish Deaths in Missouri

    Tyson Poultry Pleads Guilty to Clean Water Act Violations, Fish Deaths in Missouri

    Tyson Foods, the nation’s largest chicken producer, has taken “full responsibility” for accidentally releasing an acidic chemical used in chicken feed into the city of Monett, Missouri’s wastewater treatment system that resulted in the deaths of more than 100,000 fish. The poultry giant unit pleaded guilty on Wednesday in federal court in Springfield, Missouri on […]

    EPA Delays Toxic Waste Rule for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    EPA Delays Toxic Waste Rule for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally delayed Wednesday implementation of an Obama-era rule regulating waste from coal-fired power plants. The rule sets specific limits on toxins like lead, arsenic and mercury in wastewater from power plants, potentially lowering pollution by 1.4 billion pounds a year and saving an estimated $500 million in public health […]