Hot Spots H2O: Research Finds High Levels of PFAS Contaminants in Chinese Drinking Water

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Drinking water for millions of people in China has unsafe levels of PFAS toxics, according to a new study.

‘Mass Aging’ of Dams a Global Safety and Financial Risk, UN Report Says

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A global dam-building binge that spanned the early- to mid-20th century is now reaching a turning point, according to a report published by the United Nations.

At Dawn of Biden Administration, Opportunities for Water Systems

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President Biden put forward a $2 trillion climate plan that mentions a bucketful of spending options to shore up America’s built and natural infrastructure.

California Households Owe $1 Billion in Water-Bill Debt

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In California, a statewide survey indicates that low-income households and communities of color are most affected by overdue water bills.

HotSpots H2O: Rapidly Disappearing Tuni Glacier Raises Concerns for Bolivian Water Scarcity

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The Tuni glacier, a formerly vast piece of ice that rises over the Bolivian capital of La Paz as a critical water source, is disappearing faster than predicted.

Four International Water Stories to Watch in 2021

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What are the large water events to pay attention to in 2021? What are the trends and flashpoints?

HotSpots H2O: River Dredging Near Chernobyl Risks Radioactive Water Contamination

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Eight million people in Ukraine are in danger of drinking contaminated water due to the construction of an inland shipping route.

In Trump Administration’s Final-Days Deregulatory Push, Army Corps Reduces Stream Protections

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The Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule on January 4 that further retracts federal protections for the nation’s smallest streams.

Years After Flint Water Crisis, Lead Lingers in School Buildings Across the Nation

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In its 2021 budget, Congress included millions for lead testing in schools, where children are still exposed to the toxic metal.

India Has Water for Its Economic Plans – If Farms Can Be More Thrifty

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India’s farmers are key to the country’s industrial future, a think-tank report finds.