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  • Honduras is one of the world’s deadliest countries for environmental activists, and two water defenders were killed earlier this month, according to Al Jazeera and WBUR. The victims were Aly Dominguez, age 38, and Jairo Bonilla, age 28. Since 2018, the two men had been organizing and leading peaceful protests against an open-pit iron oxide mine that was operating in a nearby national park.
  • In China, state media say that trial operations have begun in a massive water diversion from the country’s largest river. This project, nearing completion, involves a 450-mile-long canal connecting the Yangtze River to basins in China’s drier regions.
  • In the United States, Pennsylvania state regulators have adopted new drinking water standards for two toxic “forever” chemicals. Long-term exposures to the compounds PFOA and PFOS have been linked to a cluster of health problems, including high cholesterol, kidney cancer, low birth weight, and weakened immune systems.