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New U.S. Clean Water Rule Clarifies Stream Protections

New U.S. Clean Water Rule Clarifies Stream Protections

  WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2015 (ENS) – One in three Americans, about 117 million people, get their drinking water from streams that lacked clear protection before a new Clean Water Rule issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection...

 

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

$50 Million Federal Dollars Will Ease Historic Drought

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 20, 2015 (ENS) – The Obama Administration will invest nearly $50 million to improve water efficiency and conservation in California and 11 other western states squeezed by years of crippling drought,...

 

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

World’s Water Future Demands Action Today

  DAEGU, South Korea, April 14, 2015 (ENS) – In 2050 there will be enough water to produce food for a global population of nine billion, but over-consumption and climate change will increase water scarcity in the planet’s neediest...

 

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

California Governor Orders 1st Mandatory Water Limits

SACRAMENTO, California, April 2, 2015 (ENS) – Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, California Governor Jerry Brown Wednesday announced actions that will save water, increase enforcement to...

 

First Global Pesticide Runoff Map Shows Streams At Risk

First Global Pesticide Runoff Map Shows Streams At Risk

  LEIPZIG, Germany, February 27, 2015 (ENS) – The application of insecticides poisons streams in roughly 40 percent of the global land surface, new research reveals. Streams in the United States, the Mediterranean, Central America...

 

Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars: UN Report

Corruption, Climate Could Trigger Water Wars: UN Report

  NEW YORK, New York, February 24, 2015 (ENS) – Cleaning up widespread corruption in the water supply industry is crucial to avert looming water conflicts born of desperation, warns a new United Nations report based on case studies...

 

Toxic Algae Contaminates Toledo’s Water

Toxic Algae Contaminates Toledo’s Water

  TOLEDO, Ohio, August 3, 2014 (ENS) – More than 400,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio’s fourth largest city, are without water following the detection of the toxin Microcystin in the public water system, caused by an algal bloom...

 

Water Clean at Most European Bathing Sites, Worries Remain

Water Clean at Most European Bathing Sites, Worries Remain

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, May 30, 2014 (ENS) – The water at 95 percent of Europe’s beaches, rivers and lakes was clean enough to protect the health of people using them for bathing in 2013, but bathing water ratings do not consider litter,...

 

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

Klamath River Basin Pact Ends Decades of Water Wars

  KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon, April 18, 2014 (ENS) – An agreement that settles decades of conflict over water in the Upper Klamath River Basin was signed today by officials from the federal government, the states of Oregon and California,...

 

Draft Rule Clarifies Protection for U.S. Streams, Wetlands

Draft Rule Clarifies Protection for U.S. Streams, Wetlands

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today jointly released a draft rule to clarify protection for streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The proposal...

 

EPA Acts to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay Fishery From Mining

EPA Acts to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay Fishery From Mining

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 28, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today began a process under the Clean Water Act to identify options that would protect the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Bristol Bay,...

 

Assad Regime’s Drought Response Triggered Syrian War

Assad Regime’s Drought Response Triggered Syrian War

  NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, February 28, 2014 (ENS) – The long drought that gripped Syria from 2006 through 2010 was a trigger of the conflict that has torn the country apart with devastating consequences, finds new research from...

 

Nebraska Judge Voids Governor’s Right to Set Keystone XL Route

Nebraska Judge Voids Governor’s Right to Set Keystone XL Route

  LINCOLN, Nebraska, February 21, 2014 (ENS) – A Nebraska judge on Wednesday declared unconstitutional a state law that had allowed Governor Dave Heineman to approve the route the Keystone XL pipeline would take through Nebraska. Pipeline...

 

California Lawmakers Offer $687 Million Drought Relief Bill

California Lawmakers Offer $687 Million Drought Relief Bill

  SACRAMENTO, California, February 20, 2014 (ENS) – With California suffering its worst water shortage crisis in modern history, state elected officials Wednesday announced new legislation that would provide $687.4 million to help...

 

West Virginia’s Water Nightmare Closes Schools

West Virginia’s Water Nightmare Closes Schools

  CHARLESTON, West Virginia, February 7, 2014 (ENS) – Crude MCHM, one of two chemicals that leaked into West Virginia’s Elk River last month, was detected in the water supply of George Washington High School this morning, according...

 

Eco-Conscious Agriculture Key to Healthy Wetlands

Eco-Conscious Agriculture Key to Healthy Wetlands

  GLAND, Switzerland, February 3, 2014 (ENS) – Greater collaboration among the agriculture, water and wetlands sectors around the world is needed to ensure healthy wetlands, the top official at the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands said...

 

UN to Help Iraq With Environmental Restoration

UN to Help Iraq With Environmental Restoration

  BAGHDAD, Iraq, January 26, 2014 (ENS) – To restore Iraq’s deteriorating environment, the Government of Iraq has signed a landmark cooperation agreement with the UN Environment Programme to speed environmental recovery and support...

 

California Governor Declares Drought Emergency

California Governor Declares Drought Emergency

  SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 17, 2014 (ENS) – With California facing water shortfalls in the driest year in recorded state history, and drinking water supplies at risk in many California communities, Governor Jerry Brown today...

 

Vast New Freshwater Sources Found Beneath the Sea

Vast New Freshwater Sources Found Beneath the Sea

  ADELAIDE, Australia, December 5, 2013 (ENS) – Huge reservoirs of low-salinity water have been discovered where they are least expected – buried under the seabed on continental shelves around the world. A study published today...

 

India’s Dangerous ‘Food Bubble’

India’s Dangerous ‘Food Bubble’

  By Lester R. Brown WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2013 (ENS) – India is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation...

 
 
 
 

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