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The Stream, February 16, 2022: Advocates Say Nitrate Contamination in San Joaquin Valley Wells Remains Widespread Despite Testing Program

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN A new study finds that the megadrought in the American West is the worst in more than a thousand years. Scientists say the world’s glaciers hold even less freshwater than previously thought. A water utility in Great Britain fails to inform residents that their water was contaminated with PFAS chemicals. Outreach for […]


The Stream, November 22: Canadian Tar Sand Industry Creates Largest Man-Made Lake District

Pollution The disposal of wastewater created during the mining of bituminous tar sands is a growing problem for Canada’s oil industry, which must store the water in vast reservoirs, and the industry is planning expansions that could turn Alberta into the largest man-made lake district in the world, Bloomberg News reported. Environmentalists worry that the […]


Water Allocations for Californian Farmers Increased, But Only Somewhat

Farmers south of California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta can expect to receive about 10 percent of their federally allocated water this spring, so says the U.S. Department of the Interior. That’s up from zero, after heavy rain- and snow-fall in the Sierra’s had the Bureau of Reclamation reassess earlier predictions Tuesday.