Experts warn that water contamination can lead to cancer, gastrointestinal diseases and developmental delays in children. Many of the nation’s largest city systems are outdated and are failing EPA water safety standards potentially exposing tens of millions of Americans to dangerous contaminants.
The Trump administration latest proposal on water protections represents a historic assault on wetlands regulation. The new rule would remove several federal safeguards that have protected millions of acres of wetlands and thousands of miles of streams nationwide from pesticide runoff and other toxins
Local Spokane, WA farmers have filed a lawsuit against the Fairchild Air Force Base claiming they have suffered financial losses from groundwater contamination. The Department of Defense and the Air Force have been using a firefighting foam that has leached into the soil and contaminated the groundwater since the 1970s.
Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip are facing a growing water shortage and contaminated drinking water crisis. The main water supply, a coastal aquifer is over pumped. Nearly 90 percent of Gaza’s main water supply is unfit for drinking, and unsuitable even for agricultural use.
Not surprising to anyone, is yet another instance of our President’s blatant disregard for the environment. Trump International Hotel & Tower has been releasing millions of gallons of water without proper permits, nor any consideration of the impact on the Chicago River's aquatic life.
The widespread toxic Karenia brevis red tide bloom continues to threaten wildlife, killing thousands of fish and disrupting the Sunshine State’s tourism. The toxins can become aerosolized in the wind. In animals, the toxins affect the central nervous system, causing them to die.
Many cities report that their tap water has high levels of lead, nitrates, arsenic or other pollutants. Today, as it stand many communities simply have no way of knowing if their tap water is safe or contaminated. As there is no testing or monitoring that takes place.
A new study by the Department of Health and Human Services provides a comprehensive report on the effects of perfluoroalkyls, or PFAS. The review indicates that the danger to our drinking water is much more severe than previously thought.
Without water pumps powered by generators, clean potable drinking water is scarce. A healthcare crisis is brewing. Illnesses related to contaminated drinking water have dramatically affected the health and mortality in Puerto Rico. Waterborne diseases present a significant health risk to a large segment of the population.
Together, we can move the levers of power, and continue advancing water priorities on the national and local levels. Check out events going on all year around the country to raise awareness and resources for water.