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Confronting Our Toxic Legacy

Maybe if we declared "war" on poison water, we'd find a way to invest money in its "defeat." David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz, writing at Tom Dispatch this week about what they called "The United States of Flint," make this point: The...Show More Summary

The Smiley Face Earring Helping Maura Stay Positive During Fashion Week

Twice a year, when Fashion Week takes over New York, I do my best to stay positive despite the hectic, at times demanding schedule. One season, I cut out sugar; another, I carried a water bottle around with me to ensure I was staying hydrated, guzzling Emergen-C packets on the subway en route to... Continue reading

In the Loop: Trespassers capture the flag atop a 200-foot-tall thrill ride

Welcome to another edition of In the Loop, the Los Angeles Times' theme park newsletter. I'm Funland theme park blogger Brady MacDonald, and this week we take a ride on a new Schlitterbahn water coaster, rescue a hungry baby sea lion, scour the globe for vintage thrill rides, buy tickets for Shanghai...

The Triad's Dioxane pollution problem

7 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Who are the mystery men dumping carcinogens into our water shed? “I’m assuming that it’s coming from the Haw River, from the Greensboro area,” Christiansen said this week in a telephone interview. “My wishful thinking is that they are going to find the source and eliminate it. Show More Summary

21 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

John Waters is dirtier and filthier, an inventive iteration of The Magic Flute is back on stage, A.O. Scott states the film critics' case and more awesome stuff to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 2/12 Flip through or take home rare books, manuscripts, illustrations and photographs from...

Black-ish Recap: The School Mom Mafia

This week, Dre and Bow dive into a boatload of assumptions that lead to some much needed laughs. "Sink or Swim" almost seems dead in the water, too, until Ruby arrives to save it.  (Okay, okay. I'll put away all the puns.)Janine is back, and I hadn't realized how much... More »

Ohio village issued 2nd state EPA violation for lead problems

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio environmental officials gave a northeast Ohio village another violation for failure to submit two weekly water reports and not communicating test results to homeowners after elevated levels of lead were found in some of the drinking water in January.

California Water District To Save $9.5 Million With SunEdison Solar PPA

SunEdison has announced it has signed a PPA with a Californian water district to install solar which will save the district $9.5 million on energy costs. SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer, announced this week that it has signed a solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Stockton East Water District in Northern California. Show More Summary

Scalded cat recovering, but 'he's got a long road'

A cat who was badly scalded by boiling water is recovering but has weeks of therapy and care ahead, according to the head of an Edgewater animal shelter."It’s going to be a while for this little guy, he’s got a long road," said Abby Smith, executive director of the Felines and Canines shelter....

Streets in Queens and Brooklyn Are Under Water, Thanks to Some Winter-Storm Flooding

Mother Nature is delivering a grab bag of fun weather treats this week: snow, sleet, wind, bitter temperatures — and now flooding. Thanks to high tides and the resulting storm surge, residents near the shoreline in Queens and Brooklyn may be dealing with flooded streets (and possibly basements) well into... More »

Tom Hardy Strips Down in Full Frontal Photos - NSFW Pics!

Tom Hardy bared absolutely everything while filming his new movie Taboo last week in Essex, England. The 38-year-old actor showed off his shirtless body, and a whole lot more, while filming scenes where he dove into the water. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tom Hardy You may remember, this isn’t the first film [...]

Michigan Gov. Snyder dodges second congressional hearing on Flint water crisis

A week after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was not called to testify at a  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Flint lead crisis, he is declining an invitation to a subsequent hearing scheduled for this week. The...Show More Summary

Joshua Newton's Water Jobs & More - 9 February 2016

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Josh is now putting these jobs on his website. Here is his message: To see the list of jobs for this week, click here. I'm going to try something a bit different this week. As most of you know, there is the perennial goal of having the list turned into...

‘The X-Files’ Miniseries Recap, Episode 4: “People Treat People Like Trash”

This week’s cold open starts with a heartless bureaucrat evicting homeless people from the site of a new development…with water hoses. Heavy handed from the jump. …Read More

There's No 'Big Fix' For Water Crises

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN FRANCISCO – January 27 was the 100th anniversary of Hatfield’s flood. You may have missed the occasion unless you were with Cynthia Barnett. Barnett, an environmental journalist, has written three books about water and last weekShow More Summary

End the Suffering in Flint: A Message to America and Its Government

America could change the situation in Flint practically overnight if it wanted to. In the weeks since news first broke that Flint's tap water was contaminated with lead, America has expressed a great deal of sympathy for the city, but little commitment has been made to actually fixing the problem. Show More Summary

Flint Wasn’t Allowed Democracy

In the last few weeks, the water poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan, has revealed a lot about our cities, from the entrenched inequities in America’s basic infrastructure to the amount of damage incompetent or negligent officials can wreak upon their citizenry. Show More Summary

Obama's $300 Million Proposal for Water Security Could Change Everything

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

With his 2017 budget heading to Congress this week, President Obama has been busy making policy announcements. While an oil tax and autonomous vehicle plan are getting all the attention, a smaller element of the budget will have much greater impact: a proposal to make sure all Americans have access to clean, safe water. Read more...

QUICK NEWS, February 8: CLIMATE CHANGE IN WATER COLORS; THE REAL ECONOMICS OF NEW ENERGY; WHO SHOULD PAY FOR EV CHARGING?

CLIMATE CHANGE IN WATER COLORS Painting Climate Change Peter Sinclair, February 4, 2016 (Climate Denial Crock of the Week) "…Climate data is usually seen in pixels, spreadsheets, and maps. But watercolor paintings? Not so much. That’s what makes a growing series of paintings by Maine-based artist Jill Pelto so striking. Show More Summary

David Brooks: A Question Of Moral Relativism

Six days a week, Mr. David Brooks makes a very good living hauling water for the worst political regime in modern America history. He does it by lying about the history and direction of his Republican party. He does it by pretending that any outward evidence of the depravity of his Republican party is merely a transient, surface nuisance. Show More Summary

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