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Hundreds of military families sickened by contaminated Pearl Harbor water

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Cheri Burness’s dog was the first to signal something was wrong with their tap water. He stopped drinking it two weeks ago. Then Burness started feeling stomach cramps. Her 12-year-old daughter was nauseous. “It was j...

California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies in unprecedented decision

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Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland won’t get any of the water they have requested from the state heading into 2022 other than what’s needed for ...

Thames Water billed us £1,000 for a mystery leak

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We are being pursued by Thames Water over a £1,000 bill which it alleges has accrued in six months. We suspect its recently installed smart meter is at fault, but three recorded-delivery letters and 10 phone calls lat...

Water profits surge even as leaks and spills wash away public trust

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The last of Britain’s three FTSE-listed water companies is due to report its financial results this week, but there’s little doubt any news on the performance of Pennon will be drowned out by a wider crisis in the ind...

UK water firms spilled sewage into sea bathing waters 5,517 times in last year

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Water companies spilled raw sewage into coastal bathing waters used by holidaymakers and families 5,517 times in the last year, an increase of more than 87%, new data reveals. Die ontladings, deur stormoorstromings, ...

Pole-Belarus grenskrisis: water cannon and teargas fired at migrants – video report

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Polish riot police on the country’s border with Belarus have fired water cannon and teargas at people forcibly attempting to cross into the European Union. Dozens of men threw rocks and approached a fence near the bor...

Southern Water: Geldof backs non-payment campaign over sewage dumping

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A water company fined a record £90m for dumping raw sewage is facing a ratepayers’ revolt over its continued discharges into the sea. A non-payment campaign against Southern Water, initiated by four residents of Whits...

NSW vloede: Forbes residents ordered to evacuate before water closes roads

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People in low-lying parts of the New South Wales central western town of Forbes have been ordered to evacuate ahead of major flooding that was predicted to inundate the district within hours. The evacuation order was ...

Water firms in England and Wales ordered to repay £67m over missed targets

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Water companies in England and Wales will be forced to repay a net £67m to customers after the regulator penalised them for missing performance targets. Thames Water, the supplier to London and the Thames Valley, will...

'Ons het geskiedenis gemaak': Slagoffers van vuursteenwaterkrisis sal $626 miljoen skikking ontvang

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'n Federale regter het 'n skikking van $626 miljoen goedgekeur vir slagoffers van die loodwaterkrisis in Flint, Michigan, in 'n saak aanhangig gemaak deur tienduisende inwoners wat deur die besmette water geraak is. Kondig die nedersettings aan...

Wêreld se 'rampspoedige' waterkrisis word geïgnoreer in klimaatgesprekke - WaterAid

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’n Wêreldwye waterkrisis word by Cop26 geïgnoreer tot nadeel van miljarde mense se lewens, volgens die liefdadigheidsorganisasie WaterAid. Water het nie “byna genoeg” aandag gehad by die klimaatkonferensie in Glasgow nie, met...

Cop26: what would success look like for a country vanishing under water?

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On the eve of Cop26, Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, argues that if countries do not get serious about reducing emissions, it will not be just the Maldives that faces a perilous future ...

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...

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