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Nature Offers Solutions to Water Woes and Flood Risks

Nature Offers Solutions to Water Woes and Flood Risks

When the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in 1325, they built it on a large island on Lake Texcoco. Its eventual 200,000-plus inhabitants relied on canals, levees, dikes, floating gardens, aqueducts and bridges for defense, transportation, flood control, drinking water and food. After the Spaniards conquered the city in 1521, they drained the lake and built Mexico […]

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    1,650 Illegal Oil Wells Still Polluting California Aquifers

    1,650 Illegal Oil Wells Still Polluting California Aquifers

    Gov. Jerry Brown’s oil regulators failed to meet their own deadline Wednesday for shutting down 1,650 oil industry injection wells that are violating water-protection laws by dumping toxic fluid into protected California aquifers. “Governor Brown’s administration has decided not to protect our water from illegal contamination by the oil industry,” said Hollin Kretzmann of the […]

    Erin Brockovich Meets With Oklahoma Residents Impacted by Human-Induced Earthquakes

    Erin Brockovich Meets With Oklahoma Residents Impacted by Human-Induced Earthquakes

    As Pawnee, Oklahoma still picks up the pieces from September’s record-breaking earthquake, environmental and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich and lawyers from Weitz & Luxenberg have traveled to the Sooner State to speak with residents about the alarming number of induced earthquakes affecting the area. https://twitter.com/EcoWatch/status/773265817152684032 Meetings were held in Pawnee and Cushing on Thursday. The […]

    Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops

    Human Carcinogen Found in Drinking Water Near Gas Drilling Ops

    Environmental Working Group The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) detection of arsenic, a known human carcinogen, barium and other contaminants in the well water of homes near natural gas drilling operations in Dimock Township, Pa., should prompt a nationwide investigation of drilling-linked water pollution. “EPA and other officials must move quickly to ensure these families […]