In The News

The following are links to external sites with general information and recent discussions regarding water, potable water supplies, water problems, and water conservation efforts. Most of these articles relate to the United States.


The Poisoning of Flint’s Water - NY Times

East Coast digs out from epic blizzard -

These 4 Things Need to Happen to End California’s Drought - National Geographic

El Niño-fueled storms will put dent in California drought - USA Today

No, El Niño Will Not Fix California's Drought - Gizmodo

8 trillion microbeads pollute U.S. aquatic habitats daily -

Lawmaker looks at proposal to ship water from Alaska to parched California - USA Today

Legionnaires’ Disease Bacteria Causes Evacuation in Chicago-Area Schools -

Fire, flood and drought: In Calif., ‘El Nino is a cruel system’ - Washington Post

'Water wars are a myth': Expert Says Many Governments Eager to Cooperate -

Cooling Tower Tests Increased Amid Legionnaires’ Outbreak - Wall Street Journal

Historic Hotel Named Source of Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak -

NYC mayor signs cooling tower rules into law after deadly outbreak -

Death Toll in Legionnaires' Outbreak Rises to 12 as 2 More Buildings Test Positive for Bacteria

Navajo Nation declares emergency after Colorado mine spill - AP 8/10/2015;_ylt=AwrXnCJgddtVCy0AFRLQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjR0MTVzBGNvbG8DZ3ExBHBvcwM3BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg--

One Way to Fight California’s Drought: Desalt the Ocean - 8/3/2015

California's Drought (Pictures) -

Poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought - AP Article:

Farmer visited by Obama is now the face of California’s drought -

Historic rainfall overtaxes Tampa’s wastewater system -

Lake Mead sinks to record low, risking water shortage -

Seattle Area Water main break floods streets, leaves some without water -

California’s Drought Grabs Headlines, But Other States Face Water Woes Too -

Water shortages are coming. It's time for us to act -


This video briefly details the timeline of the Flint water crisis, and how a savings of roughly $100/month for a municipality in dire financial straits lead to one of the biggest water disasters of our time.

This 2-minute "explainer" shows how tiny plastic microbeads are designed to go down the drain and into our rivers, lakes, and oceans and we can do to stop this ridiculous assault on our public waters.

This news report predicts a big El Niño season for California that could last into the spring of 2016.

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