Ty Walker

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This gated community insists California's drought is over, wants green lawns again

The warning was stern and unequivocal: The days of unkempt, browning lawns in the gated community of Blackhawk were officially over.<p>“We believe that allowing<p>the droughtto negatively impact the landscaping at any Blackhawk home does a disservice to property values throughout the community,” the …

South Africa

Artist Creates Lead-Infused Tribute To Governor Who Oversaw Flint Crisis

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, which has left thousands of residents with lead-contaminated water, has provoked shock and outrage around the country. While some people have protested or called for the governor to resign, one man expressed his anger in a more creative manner.<p>Michael Dykehouse, …

Water
Brazil

The Next Flint? Toxic Water Crisis Hits Small Town in Upstate New York

The EPA has found that the water in Hoosick Falls, New York has high levels of perfluoroctanoic acid, a man-made chemical used in everything from …

N. Koreans outside closed factories lose steady water supply

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Among the losers in the retaliatory sparring between the rival Koreas are residents who had been depending on a rarity in impoverished North Korea: a steady supply of water from the now-shuttered jointly run factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.<p>Seoul …

North Korea

Surrounded by Diamonds, Villagers Go Hungry in Drought-Hit Zimbabwe

By Andrew Mambondiyani<p>MUTARE, Zimbabwe, Feb 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - S hylet Mutsago, a 63-year-old who lives near the diamond fields of …

Africa

When The King Speaks, We Must Listen

Established 100 years ago in 1916, <i>The Journal of Negro History</i> sought to publish findings from studies about Negro life and history. Dr. Carter G. …

Black History

Water Risks are Growing; Here’s a Tool to Help Us Prepare

Changing Planet<p>This map shows annual, seasonal and dry-year depletion for 15,091 watersheds worldwide. The inclusion of seasonal and dry-year depletion estimates increases by 15-fold the number of watersheds experiencing depletion of 75% or more. Source: Kate A. Brauman et al., in Elementa, January …

Water and Sanitation Challenge

Let’s develop solutions that support households and market-based suppliers as they invest in rapidly improving access to safe drinking water and …

How scientists failed the public in the Flint water crisis

The Flint, Mich.,<p>water crisis, in which thousands of children were exposed to elevated lead levels after a supposedly money-saving decision to start using the corrosive Flint River as the city's water supply, is more than a massive failure of politics and regulation. It's also a failure of science …

Flint's Water Crisis Is Leaving Undocumented Immigrants at Risk

Many of Flint's undocumented immigrants are too scared to visit the water distribution centers, for fear that someone will ask for ID.<p>Antonio and his longtime girlfriend Gabriela (not their real names) moved to Flint, Michigan from Mexico 16 years ago. They're both undocumented immigrants. …

Water

MyState Wants To Let You Know When It’s Good To Call

MyState wants to solve the pesky problem of knowing when it’s good to call. The mobile app, launching for iOS and Android today, provides what is essentially a smarter contacts book, with icons next to each contact letting you know their current communications status.<p>The great hope of Internet …

Apps

10 apps increasing health care access for low-income patients

Going to the doctor's office is a loathsome experience for anyone, but the burden is compounded when you're struggling financially.<p>With costly …

South Africa

Beating the drought: San Jose couples fills up rainwater collection tanks

Just this month, one couple gathered 3,700 gallons of rainwater for use later. Not every home has a backyard or side-yard large enough to accommodate …

Venezuela Faces its Worst Drought in 47 Years

Santa Elena, Jauary 19th, 2016. (venezuelanalyis.com)- For the first time since 1969 Venezuela has seen three consecutive years of drought, bringing …

El Niño

Amid Flint water crisis, President Obama forced to veto GOP attempt to gut the Clean Water Rule

Despite the veto, Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst vows to continue her crusade against the EPA<p>On the same day that the mayor of Flint, Michigan, traveled to the White House to meet with President Obama about her city's nightmarish, nearly two-year ordeal with lead-contaminated drinking water, the …

Republicans
Environmentalism

Thanks El Niño! 44-foot rise of Folsom Lake offers hope for California's worst ever drought

California lake levels are rising as fast as the stock market is falling, with Folsom Lake east of Sacramento rising an astonishing 44 feet in just over a month and Lake Oroville, the second most expansive water storage facility in the state rising another 20 feet.<p>Early December saw Folsom Lake, …

Sea Level

Scientists Warn That an “Insurmountable” Water Crisis Will Grip the Planet by 2040

A new report warns that in less than three decades, the United States (and the rest of the world) could face a full-blown water crisis if we don’t …

Environment

India's Water Crisis

Some 97 million people in India do not have access to clean water, and a majority of the sewages from cities flow into major waterways like the …

Water

America’s water crisis is so much bigger than California

The American West is in grave peril, thanks in small part to gross mismanagement of the Colorado River basin<p><b>Why do I keep hearing about the California drought, if it's the Colorado River that we're "killing"?</b><p>Pretty much every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or …

Jerry Brown

If You Only Read One Book About the Water Crisis: ‘Cadillac Desert’

The current drought out West only underscores a problem entirely of our own making: for too long we have rigged the price of water to benefit a …

Who Wants To Solve California’s Water Crisis? A Role-Playing Game Will Test Your Political Skills

A new board game lets you channel your inner politician and see if you can please all the people fighting over every last drop.<p>Solving California’s water woes is as much about messy politics as it is about praying for rain. As the future gets hotter and drier, the state is trying to figure out how …

Journalism

Hong Kong’s lead-in-drinking-water crisis: everything you need to know

<b>As the lead-in-water crisis spreads to more public housing estates in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post’s BEN WESTCOTT and SAMUEL CHAN spoke to</b> …

Puerto Rico's other crisis: It's running out of water

Puerto Rico doesn't have enough money to pay its bills. It went into default for the first time in its history on Monday. Now it's running out of water too. Literally.<p>A drought has forced the island's government to ration water. It's become so bad that the government is actually turning off tap …

Caribbean