Inside the uphill fight for clean water in California’s Central Valley

More than 1 million Californians, many of them living in the state's agricultural heartland, still do not have access to clean water.

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Migrant farmworkers feed America, and they’re at high risk for a coronavirus outbreak

Living in crowded dorms with no space to quarantine the sick, farm laborers are 'petrified'.


Florida Senate approves runoff water measure to control algae blooms

A sweeping water quality measure was approved Friday by the Florida Senate, with supporters calling it a major step toward easing runoff that has fed algae blooms.

Super Bowl Miami campaign highlights South Florida environmental challenges

The Environmental Village at the free Super Bowl LIVE Experience features booths focusing on ocean health and the Everglades.


Environmental groups, dairy industry continue to clash over nitrates

Controversy is still simmering between environmental groups and Lower Valley dairies.

‘A crappy business’: Manure broker speaks out on tighter MD rules

Delmarva hauler doubts enough regional farmers will pay for excess litter under new environmental regs.

Many in Delaware lack access to safer public water

Private wells in some communities are contaminated, and the water that comes from them is smelly and undrinkable — it has tested positive for high levels of nitrates and iron.


State finds 56% of Minnesota's lakes and streams are 'impaired'

A popular stretch of the St. Croix River was found to be contaminated with phosphorus.

Speaking of water: Michael Cohen on the Salton Sea

In this episode of Speaking of Water, host Eileen Wray-McCann talks with Michael Cohen, a senior researcher at the Pacific Institute, about the Salton Sea.

Germany′s farmers protest for their future

Farmers feel like they are scapegoats for mainstream society's woes.


Bioreactors to the rescue in polluted California wetlands

A prototype bioreactor that strips nitrates out of water is helping reduce the problems posed by fertilizer-filled runoff.

Costs of water pollution, a global scourge, 'underestimated and underappreciated'

A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.

Contaminated drinking water harms kids. Here's what to do about it

Millions of people in the U.S. drink untested or contaminated tap water. Are your kids at risk?

Sulphur River report shows high pH levels, algae growth

The Sulphur River Basin Summary Report recently released by the Clean Rivers Program shows high pH levels and algal growth in Wright Patman Lake.
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