Not a Drop to Drink: Inside California's Water Crisis
Posted on 23 February 2012 On Earth Magazine When Josie Nieto visits her relatives in Mexicali, Mexico, she luxuriates in long showers. And when she’s thirsty, she enjoys a glass of water straight from the kitchen tap. At Nieto’s own house, the water pressure is so low it can take her 45 minutes to shower and shampoo. And sometimes there’s no water at all, which is why some of her neighbors hoard water in buckets. It’s fine for laundry and houseplants, but Nieto isn’t keen on drinking the stuff. The main pipe of her community water system runs straight down the middle of an irrigation ditch. "I’ve seen dead animals in there," Nieto says The plastic water pipe itself suffers frequent breaks, which can allow contaminants to seep into the system. Washer screens…
MAPS: What Your State Is Good At, And What It's Lame At
Just when you thought you knew everything about a red state or a blue state, these cool maps show that each state is No. 1 in some kind of environmental or public health initiative. (Btdubs, can so...
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline...
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A’s take tarps off; upper deck tickets $15
A’s take tarps off; upper deck tickets $15 New A’s team president Dave Kaval continues to make moves popular with the fanbase, and on Tuesday, he took action on a longstanding fan complaint. Kaval announced on Facebook Live that the team was in the process of removing the third-deck tarps at the Coliseum on Tuesday. “Because the fans have spoken, the tarps are coming off!” he said via video while uncovering a row of seats. Kaval said that tickets in the third deck will be $15 for the remainder of the season, and on the next homestand, half the proceeds will go to Oakland Promise, which enables Oakland students to attend college. The decision will increase capacity by 12,103 to 47,170. Kaval also has acted on fan suggestions to move the team’s FanFest…
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
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Find Out Florida: What Does It Cost To Maintain The Rodman Dam?
This week in The Point podcast, WUFT News answers the question of what the Rodman Dam costs each year to operate. It's about $150,000, less than some environmentalists have said as justification for its removal.
What To Do If You Find A Baby Bird — Audubon Society of Portland
A quick guide to help you make the right decision when a baby bird is found.
Voices from the River: Fishing with worms
By Chris HuntI’m an unabashed fly guy, so much so that I’m probably part of that snooty long-rod culture that inadvertently looks down their noses at bait fishers.
Hawaii Nature Center
A fun and exciting morning at the USFW Honouliuli National Wildlife Refuge in Ewa! Children and parents learned about endangered Hawaiian water birds and fished in the wetlands to see what kinds of...
How Trump's EPA Budget Cut Is Actually Environmental Racism