Water

White Bear Lake court ruling could ripple across all of Minnesota

White Bear Lake decision could alter state water management

Minneapolis

Calibrating for Change: Rethinking drought and water, part two

In part one of our report on rethinking drought and water,” (“Out of the woods?” Sept. 23, 2017) California State Climatologist Michael Anderson and …

Drought

High fluoride levels in pregnancy may lower offspring IQ

Drinking water and brushing our teeth are daily activities that we tend to do without thinking. But for expectant mothers, these seemingly harmless …

Medicine

Cracks in a Puerto Rican Dam Send Neighbors a Message: Leave Now

ISABELA, P.R. — The police came to this coastal city, nicknamed the Garden of the Northwest, in trucks, jeeps and medical evacuation vans. The city’s public safety director wore a life jacket.<p>Their message was simple: Get out.<p>“They said the dam is going to explode today or tomorrow,” Jobani Cuevas, …

News (U.S.)

Unrelenting water imperils Puerto Ricans

LOIZA, Puerto Rico—Spend a day wending down unpredictable country roads outside San Juan and the hurt Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico …

Puerto Rico

Snyder: Flint criminal charges moving too slow, hurting worker morale

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Kansas University assistant professor of economics David Slusky explains his study of the Flint water crisis’ impact on fertility …

Detroit

Evidence of invasive grass carp signals threat to Lake Erie

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>Michigan anglers have hauled in rare and record catches.<p>TOLEDO — Researchers have fresh evidence that invasive grass carp are …

Fish

Hoover Dam may be saved by Israeli company

An invasive species of mussels threatens to clog the Hoover Dam's turbines, which provide electricity to millions of people; an Israeli company steps …

Middle East

Magnitude 5.8 quake hits off northern California: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck off northern California in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.<p>It was quickly followed by a second quake of 5.6 closer to shore, the USGS said.<p>Both quakes struck west of the California town of Petrolia and were very …

Earthquakes

Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent - The Crux

By Eric Betz | September 22, 2017 3:31 pm<p>Asian carp jump from the water at the mouth of the Wabash River in Ohio. <i>(Credit: U.S. Army Corps of</i> …

Environment

Vivid green bacteria bloom in the river running through Toledo

A stretch of the Maumee River that runs through Toledo, Ohio has turned vivid green thanks to a bloom of cyanobacteria. The Toledo-Lucas County …

Lake Erie

Expert tips for preventing mold growth or remediating mold in your home after a flood

Mold, especially toxic black mold, growth is a big concern after a flood.<p>Experts say even if a home was not flooded, being without power and air conditioning for more than 72 hours can create conducive conditions for mold growth in a structure and resultant health concerns.<p>With over 100,000 …

Home Improvement

Boil-water advisory lifted for Artesia water system, co-op

A boil-water advisory has been lifted and New Mexico environmental regulators say Artesia residents can again use water from the municipal water …

Business

'River of life': An attraction soon to become reality

<b>KUALA LUMPUR</b>: The government's intention of turning the rivers of the federal capital into an attraction by 2020 is being materialised with the …

Najib Tun Razak

Thousands of excessive water users face new Cape Town clampdown

Even after months of steadily escalating water restrictions‚ the City of Cape Town has found a new way of cracking down on profligate consumers.<p>Water …

Cape Town

India needs one more big push for construction of ‘Big Dams’

All rivers in India sustain a primary segment of landmass and support a huge population of human beings and animals. Rivers cater to our …

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A section of Interstate 215 near Wasatch Boulevard turned into a muddy pool Friday after a pipe burst and geysered water onto the road.<p>At 11:10 a.m., …

Salt Lake City

The Fertility Rate in Flint Has Plummeted After the Water Crisis

Lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, may have led to a significant drop in the number of babies born in the town, according a newly released …

Liberal View

Proving political collusion in water buybacks

The <i>Yes Minister</i> rulebook holds that no politician should ever order an inquiry unless its outcome is known in advance. But sometimes, in moments of …

Tijuana Sewage Is Not Fueling the Hep A Outbreak, But the San Diego River Might Be

By Ry Rivard | 7 mins ago<p>San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak is probably not the result of sewage spilling across the Mexican border into the United …

California

MSR TrailShot Microfilter Portable Water Filter

Stay on top of your hydration while you explore with the MSR TrailShot Microfilter Portable Water Filter. Fitting in your pocket, it’s a must-have …

Gear & Gadgets

Campbell City Council wants another revision for proposed housing, retail project

A proposal to bring a housing and commercial project near downtown Campbell and a light rail station is headed back to the drawing board after …

San Francisco Bay Area

Algae on river flowing into Lake Erie prompts warning

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio are telling children, pregnant women and people with certain medical conditions not to swim in the river that flows through Toledo because of an algae outbreak.<p>The Maumee (maw-MEE') River along the city's downtown waterfront has turned unsightly shades …

Lake Erie

How much water should I drink?

It detoxes, hydrates and refreshes – there’s nothing quite like an ice cool glass of water. And not only does it feel satisfying, drinking water is vital for our bodies to function. But exactly how much should we be drinking?<p>What does your body use water for?<p>60pc of the human body is water. Stored …

Weight Loss

'It’s kind of a weather roller coaster': On last day of summer, California hit by snow, hail

Snow fell in Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous.<p>Mammoth Lakes got more than a dusting Thursday in the first snowfall of the season, with 3 inches reported in the village. …

Weather

Highest ranking official charged in Flint water crisis back in court today

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>The highest-ranking government official charged in the Flint water investigation, Nick Lyon, heads to court.<p>The second day of …

Detroit

Hundreds of unborn babies died because of the lead in Flint’s water

Nearly 300 unborn children conceived between 2013 and 2015 never got a chance at life outside the womb because the city of Flint, Michigan, decided to cut costs by switching to the poisonous waters of the Flint River for its public water supply.<p>A recently published research paper on the devastating …

Conservative View

East Bay water board backs Delta tunnels project

LIVERMORE — One day after the largest water district in America pulled out of a $17 billion state project to build twin tunnels under the Delta, a …

Alameda

For the Sewerage & Water Board, 2017 has been a year of boil and trouble | NOLA.com

Flooding New Orleans<p>The Sewerage & Water Board's Carrollton power plant photographed on Aug. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)<p>Officials warn of …

New Orleans

Our Editorial: Flint water safe, but fall-out continues

Va. Tech scientists give drinking water an all-clear stamp; restoring trust a much tougher task

Detroit