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California oil lobby seeks to strip environmental protections for groundwater amid drought

The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
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Residents fill up during the Cape Town water crisis in May. (Credit: Widad Sirkhotte/flickr)
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Capturing and reusing urban storm water could be a boon for water-stressed cities—if we can find a way to clean it up

In March, residents of Cape Town, South Africa stood in line for hours to buy drinking water at supermarkets or pump it from springs amid severe water shortages.

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Toxics

Otsego retests city water after dioxin is found in 19 private wells

While the city tested previously for dioxin and no issues were found, Mitchell said, he has been informed that the test the city did previously was not comprehensive and did not check for the type of dioxin discovered in private wells.

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Toxics

Concerns addressed as Navy tests water for contaminants

As the Navy tests water wells for possible containments in and around Naval Air Station Jacksonville, representatives held an open house Thursday to address the concerns of residents.
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Alabama PFAS manufacturing plant creates the climate pollution of 125,000 cars

The manufacturing plant responsible for PFAS-coated fast food packaging pumps out loads of a banned ozone-depleting compound along with "forever chemicals."

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Weaponization of water in South Asia

Climate change and unbalanced regional political power are driving an ongoing water crisis in Bangladesh.

Global action on harmful PFAS chemicals is long overdue: Study

"We already know enough about the harm being caused by these very persistent substances to take action to stop all non-essential uses and to limit exposure from legacy contamination."

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Pennsylvania vows to regulate PFAS in drinking water—again—but regulations are at least two years away

The chemicals, linked to health problems including cancer and thyroid disease, have contaminated drinking water in Pittsburgh communities like Coraopolis and McKeesport.

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