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The Stream, September 2, 2020: U.S. Schools Could Face Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreaks Due To Stagnant Water

The Global Rundown A new report reveals schools across the U.S. could face outbreaks of Legionnaire’s disease. A freshwater abyss in the Czech Republic is deeper than originally thought. Severe flooding kills over 50 people in Niger. The Trump administration loosens rules for wastewater from coal-fire power plants across the United States. The world’s largest […]


The Stream, December 6, 2019: Atmospheric Rivers Threaten $1bn in Annual Flood Damages in Western U.S.

The Global Rundown Atmospheric rivers could cause $1 billion in flood damages in the western United States each year, a study warns. Several water systems in Maryland contain concerning levels of nitrate, arsenic, and other contaminants, according to a recent report. California bans insurance companies from dropping homeowners in areas that are at an increased […]


Federal Water Tap, November 4: House Committee Advances $23.4 Billion Wastewater Infrastructure Bill

The Rundown The Trump administration reportedly is preparing to relax coal ash rules. Sen. Jim Inhofe releases a pared-down version of a Defense authorization bill that omits contentious PFAS provisions. The Senate passes an EPA budget that marginally increases funding, while a House committee approves a bipartisan bill to increase authorized spending for sewer infrastructure. […]


The Stream, September 11, 2019: Radioactive Fukushima Water May Be Dumped Into Ocean, Japanese Official Warns

The Global Rundown Japan may be forced to dump radioactive water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. Major flooding hits Sudan just weeks after new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok takes office. A new report claims that investing $1.8 trillion in climate adaptation over the next decade could produce $7.1 trillion in economic […]