The Global Rundown Michigan’s highest court hears arguments over whether residents of Flint should be allowed to sue public officials over the city’s 2014-15 water crisis. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives begin an investigation of Nestle Waters North America’s water bottling operations. An analysis of nitrate pollution in Minnesota shows that the problem […]
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The Global Rundown The Bulgarian government faces a no-confidence vote due to ongoing water shortages affecting thousands of people. Lawmakers in Michigan propose two bills that would limit access to groundwater for water bottling company Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. Controversy ensues over an $80 million water rights sale to the Australian government. China bans […]
The Global Rundown South Africa announces a $61 billion plan to combat water scarcity. The Michigan Court of Appeals rules against a request by Nestle Waters North America to build a pump station in Osceola, Michigan. A U.S. District Judge approves a $50 million settlement related to water pollution. Trade associations reject a request by […]
United Nations hosts climate summit in New York on Monday. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.
The Global Rundown Indonesian President Joko Widodo announces that the country’s capital will be moved from Jakarta to the island of Borneo, largely due to Jakarta’s land subsidence problems. Newark, New Jersey, plans to borrow $120 million to fix aging water lines in the city. Reservoir levels in Sydney, Australia, drop below 50 percent for […]
This week’s edition takes a look at a resurgence of Hepatitis A in the United States.
In India, hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless in the state of Odisha after Cyclone Fani struck on May 3. Fani is considered one of the worst storms to hit India in 20 years, and the relatively low death toll of 64 is attributed to improved preventive measures. More than a million people evacuated […]
The Global Rundown Rising global temperatures could lead to the deluge of coastal and riverside communities in the United Kingdom. The U.S. Geological Survey measures water levels in Evart, Michigan, near a controversial Nestlé well. Zimbabwe announces possible power cuts as dam levels drop. Engineers say severe flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month could […]
The Global Rundown The Gila River Indian Community threatens to withdraw from Arizona’s drought contingency plan. Drought and disease hamper farming in South Africa. Gretchen Whitmer, the newly-elected governor of Michigan, commits to providing Flint residents with bottled water until all pipes are repaired. A desalination system is under consideration in Walgett, Australia after high […]
The Global Rundown Summer drought leads to brawls and killings in and around New Delhi, India. A persistent dry spell causes a rat “plague” in Inner Mongolia. Nearly half of South Asia will be affected by changes in temperatures and rainfall by 2050, according to World Bank estimates. The U.S. Forest Service offers a three-year […]
The Global Rundown The Australian government persuades the United Nations to delete criticism of the Murray-Darling basin plan from a report on irrigation. Egypt hopes to speed up negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. A conservation group plans to formally challenge a Michigan decision to let Nestle withdraw groundwater from the state. The United […]