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Lethal ‘forever chemicals’ taint our food, water and even blood. The EPA is stalling

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This week the EPA announced a new roadmap to research, restrict, and remediate PFAS – a group of industrial “forever chemicals” that have been linked to cancer and are found in our food, water, and even our blood. Pre...

After fighting for clean drinking water since 2018, a Michigan city will finally get lead-free lines

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Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan, a predominantly Black city that has dealt with elevated lead levels in its water for at least three years, have welcomed an announcement by the governor, that all lead lines in th...

Corporations are pledging to be ‘water positive’. What does that mean?

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One of PepsiCo’s largest food manufacturing plants sits in the perennially water-stressed Valley of Mexico watershed, which provides water to 21 million people in Mexico City and its surrounding suburbs. The aquifer r...

Lake Tahoe water level hits four-year low as drought pummels tourist spot

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Lake Tahoe’s water level dropped to a four-year low on Tuesday as gusty winds and the impacts of California’s devastating drought hit the popular tourist destination. After days of high winds increased evaporation rat...

Rotting Red Sea oil tanker could leave 8m people without water

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The impact of an oil spill in the Red Sea from a tanker that is rotting in the water could be far wider than anticipated, with 8 million people losing access to running water and Yemen’s Red Sea fishing stock destroye...

‘The water used to be up to your armpits’: birds starve as Turkey’s lakes dry up

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“If we stood in this spot a few years ago, the water would be up to your armpits,” says vet Isa Agit, standing on sun-hardened and cracked mud that used to be part of a lake in eastern Turkey, with his hands firmly wr...

Fluoride will be added to UK drinking water to cut tooth decay

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Fluoride is expected to be added to drinking water across the country after Britain’s chief medical officers concluded that the mineral would cut tooth decay. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, and h...

A Black town’s water is more poisoned than Flint’s. In a white town nearby, it’s clean

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Bobbie Clay first realized something was wrong a few years ago. The water at her Benton Harbor, Michigan, home had started coming out of the tap looking “bubbly and whitish”. When she filled a glass with it, she could...

Grenfell inquiry: London fire brigade’s water ‘could have reached top floor’

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London fire brigade (LFB) did not know how to properly deploy water equipment that could have doused flames all the way to the top of Grenfell tower and potentially saved lives, the inquiry into the disaster has heard...

TV tonight – everyone is adrift at sea in whaling drama The North Water

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Everyone in Andrew Haigh’s Arctic whaling drama is fleeing their past – why else would they have found themselves in such a hopeless place? But redemption feels unlikely for any of these lost souls as they drift furt...

‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait

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Residents of a First Nations community in Canada, who were deprived of clean drinking water for nearly a quarter of a century, can now drink from their taps after a water treatment facility became fully operational ea...

Galaxy Z Fold 3 review: Samsung’s cutting-edge water resistant phone-tablet hybrid

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Samsung’s third-generation folding phone-tablet hybrid is a technological marvel – faster, more refined than its predecessor and will even survive being dropped in the bath. But is the public ready for foldable phones...

Vigil episode four recap – Silva and the crew are in deep water

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Spoiler alert: this blog is for those watching Vigil on BBC One. Don’t read on unless you have watched episode four. Russian spies, treacherous crewmen, a sabotaged submarine and another murder. Yes, shipmates, the st...

Readers reply: why does the sound of running water make us want to pee?

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Why do many of us have the tendency to want, or need, to pee when we hear running water? Is this equal between female and male, and does age affect the phenomenon? David Cockayne, Cheshire Send new questions to nq@the...

The North Water review – a riveting voyage of blood, sweat and beards

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It is September, and time for the televisual equivalent of 40 denier tights, sweaters and defiantly unsalady food at last. BBC Two has provided it, in the form of five-part series The North Water, directed by Andrew H...

TV tonight: Jack O’Connell, Stephen Graham and Colin Farrell star in The North Water

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Ian McGuire’s Booker-longlisted novel on the 19th-century whaling industry gets a stark and star-studded treatment in this five-part adaptation. We follow opium-addicted surgeon Patrick Sumner (Jack O’Connell) on an ...

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