Water & Oceans

"New Database Shows Hundreds Of Contaminants Detected in US Tap Water"

"Since 2019, more than 320 toxic substances have been detected in U.S. drinking water systems, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a nonprofit environmental advocacy organization."

Source: EHN, 11/10/2021

"EPA To Begin Testing Water At 300 Benton Harbor Homes"

"Officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon start testing the water in 300 homes in a Michigan city where there’s been a lead crisis to check certified filters given area residents by the state to remove lead from the drinking water."

Source: AP, 11/09/2021

"In Iraq's Famed Marshlands, Climate Change Is Upending A Way Of Life"

"A water buffalo, her stomach bloated and haunches sunken, lies dying on a dry expanse of cracked earth. Her calf nuzzles her but she doesn't respond. A few yards away, another water buffalo, all skin and bone, wallows in the mud at the edge of the drying marsh waters. The people who herd these animals in Iraq's southern marshlands are unable to save them."

Source: NPR, 11/09/2021

Infrastructure Bill Makes 1st Major US Investment in Climate Resilience

"The $1 trillion infrastructure bill now headed to President Biden’s desk includes the largest amount of money ever spent by the United States to prepare the nation to withstand the devastating impacts of climate change."

Source: NYTimes, 11/08/2021

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