RECLAIM Act to boost coal communities passes House as part of infrastructure bill

The House of Representatives Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that includes two provisions that would specifically help coal-reliant communities in the Ohio Valley.
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PFAS fills Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain

N.C. State research points to pervasive PFAS that threatens ecosystem, human health and an endangered fish, the robust redhorse.
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How much is Baton Rouge drinking water at risk? After delays, panel moves toward study to decide

Plans are inching forward with for a study to see if restrictions on Baton Rouge-area industries or other major conservation measures are necessary.

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Starkey Spring Water has high levels of arsenic

Bottled water manufactured by Whole Foods and sold in most of its U.S. stores and on Amazon contains potentially harmful levels of arsenic, according to new tests by Consumer Reports.

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Another shot at addressing NJ’s crisis of lead in drinking water

New Jersey should finally begin addressing the crisis of lead in its drinking water in a systematic and long-term manner, advocates told a legislative committee.

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The Lake Erie Bill of Rights is dead. A voluntary effort will pay farmers to reduce runoff instead

The H2Ohio program is incentivizing conservation practices. Will it address growing water quality woes and appease continued calls for more direct action?
Justice

A long-simmering water battle comes to a boil in Southern California

The Colorado makes life possible in the American West and nowhere is that more true than California's Imperial Valley.

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Trump administration will not regulate rocket fuel chemical in drinking water

US environmental regulators have decided they will not put restrictions on perchlorate – a rocket fuel ingredient known to harm fetal brain development – in drinking water.

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Afghanistan hires lockdown jobless to boost Kabul's water, trees

The government aims to tackle both the economic fallout from COVID-19 and the capital's shrinking water supply.

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Water, sanitation services face shutdown in Yemen as aid funding falls short

Aid operations to offset the deprivations of war are at risk of collapse in Yemen as funding falters, the United Nations warned last week. 
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Maryland to begin testing drinking water, Chesapeake Bay oysters for harmful ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAS

Maryland is testing drinking water and Chesapeake Bay oysters for the presence of what are known as “forever chemicals," or PFAS.
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Nestlé weights sale of water unit in push toward sustainability

Facing tepid sales and criticism from environmental groups, the Swiss food giant is looking to exit brands like Poland Spring and Deer Park.
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Maryland to begin testing drinking water, Chesapeake Bay oysters for harmful ‘forever chemicals’ known as PFAS

Maryland is testing drinking water and Chesapeake Bay oysters for the presence of what are known as “forever chemicals," or PFAS.
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Justice

No water or work: Indian delta-dwellers pushed to the edge

Millions of Sundarbans villagers are grappling with acute water shortages after the most ferocious storm in more than a decade.

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Justice

In Niger, thousands flee attack that cut water to 35,000 refugees

Dozens of gunmen descended last week on Intikane, a town in western Niger that had been hosting 35,000 displaced people.
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