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Stormwater could become an important water source — if we stopped ignoring it

Collecting runoff from rain and other precipitation to aid water supply has great potential, but its many benefits are often overlooked.

Texas plans to test for lead in schools’ drinking water for the first time

An updated EPA rule requires drinking water in elementary schools be tested for lead and copper — a mandate that emerged from the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.

Florida experts brainstorm ways to meet population growth demands while protecting natural water supply

Florida's population grows every year. And the state is trying to come up with ways to meet people's needs without ruining natural water resources.

2020 Election: Water decisions pepper state and local ballots

A hodgepodge of constitutional amendments and ballot measures seek to move water policy at the state and local level.

Brain-eating amoeba that killed 6-year-old entered Texas water supply through splash pad

The brain-eating amoeba that contaminated the water supply of a Texas city and killed a six-year-old boy has been traced back to a splash pad outside the Lake Jackson civic center.

It’s his land. Now a Canadian company gets to take it

Federal regulators have given a Canadian oil company the power to seize property from Oregon landowners for a gas pipeline that will help … Canada.

Can the VA keep its rooms clean during the pandemic?

The VA’s federal watchdog has uncovered filthy conditions at facilities across the country. Yet some 40 percent of all VA hospitals recently suffered from severe shortages of housekeeping staff.

The EU is going to plant 3 billion trees by 2030

It’s part of a broad plan to increase biodiversity by protecting 30% of the continent’s land and water.

Auckland water shortage: Treated sewage a future option as city deals with climate change, population growth

If climate and population trends persist, Aucklanders could one day be drinking treated sewage - if they can get over the "yuck" factor, that is.

How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease

A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said.

Scott Houston: We need to keep our water systems — and workers — safe as the novel coronavirus ravages the world

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing new challenges to water treatment and wastewater infrastructure. Here's what we need do to keep it going strong.

Why was winter so warm?

A Russian ski resort asked: “Winter, do you remember that you are winter?”

‘The need is significant': Fast-growing Michigan county confronts groundwater challenges

Ottawa County attempts to balance population growth and groundwater sustainability.

Water is Colorado’s most critical resource. So why isn’t it central to every local land-use decision?

A new bill in Colorado's capitol aims to better align local land-use planning with water conservation efforts laid out in the Colorado Water Plan. But with a growing population in Colorado and a warming climate, is it enough?

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Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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."

Ocean plastic pollution

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

LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

"I believe that true, well-told stories have the power to change the world for good."

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