Tag Archives: water

Toxic Chemical Spill 100 Yards From Lake Michigan Closes Beaches By
Multiple Indiana beaches have been shut down following a spill of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic chemical linked to cancer. The United States Steel company reported the leak occurred on Tuesday due to equipment...
In Effort To Save Natural Resources, El Salvador Bans All Metal Mining By
The people of El Salvador and their international allies against irresponsible mining are celebrating a historic victory. After a long battle against global mining companies that were determined to plunder the country’s natural resources for short-term profits, El Salvador’s...
Pepsi, Coca-Cola Facing Boycotts In India Over Water Use By
(REPORT) — Trade organizations in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi amid concerns the two companies are using excessive amounts of water to produce their products. The Guardian reports that “[m]ore than a million traders in India”...
Israeli Soldiers Destroy UNICEF Drinking Water Pipeline By
Israeli military bulldozers destroyed, Monday, a drinking water pipeline that was funded by The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank. Mo’taz Bisharat, a Palestinian official in charge of Israeli colonies’...
Syrian Govt Addresses Water Crisis After Rebels Contaminate Key Reservoirs By
(REPORT) — While much of the world’s population was busy celebrating winter holidays and the end of the calendar year, Syrians living in Damascus found themselves without running water. For much of the past month, Damascus residents have been in the midst of an...
Flint Mom-Turned-Activist Describes City’s Disturbing Declining Health By
MINNEAPOLIS — For almost three years, the residents of Flint, Michigan, have had poison running through their pipes. The city’s water supply has been tainted by lead and other dangerous pollutants since the city started drawing its water from the polluted Flint...
Watch: Are England’s Forests Disappearing? By
(REPORT) — If has been a year of bad omens for the UK’s natural world. One in ten wildlife species are now at risk of extinction, the landmark State of Nature report announced in September. In sheer numbers, one in six of the country’s animals, birds, fish and plants...
Flint Residents Scared To Wash Hands Following Bacterial Outbreak By
Residents of Flint, Michigan, two years after their water was contaminated with lead and continues to be, are now afraid of bathing due to a bacterial outbreak of shigellosis, a gastrointestinal illness highly contagious. Genessee County, where Flint is located, has reported...
Nestle Spent $11M Lobbying Congress To Control Water, Cocoa & Trade Since 2013 By
AUSTIN, Texas — Nestlé’s political influence in the United States is backed by a generous war chest which funds the often controversial company’s efforts to lobby against the types of trade, labor, and environmental regulations which might impede its profits. The...