Water Issues

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Michigan to replace lead pipes in Benton Harbor in 18 months amid drinking water crisis   
October 16, 2021
Source: ABC on MSN.com - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive directive Thursday to help residents of Benton Harbor access safe drinking water.
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More Lead-Tainted Water in Michigan Draws Attention to Nation’s Aging Pipes   
October 16, 2021
Source: New York Times - The crises in Benton Harbor and Flint expose broader failures as a congressional push to address the country’s troubled water system stalls.
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Local, Delicious and Green: Restaurants Making a Difference in Gainesville   
October 16, 2021
Source: Her Campus - Households are making more sustainable and eco-friendly shifts and so are businesses. Luckily enough, Gainesville has some of these delicious and green spots, ranging from sustainable foods to sustainable materials.
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Ransomware Hackers Reportedly Targeted 3 Different U.S. Water Facilities This Year Alone   
October 16, 2021
Source: Gizmodo - Ransomware gangs targeted at least three different water facilities in the U.S. this year, a new government report claims. The news, if true, represents a frightening escalation in cybercrime—showing that hackers are...
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Better water resource planning needed by setting medium, long term goals   
October 16, 2021
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan - SAPM on CDA affairs Ali Nawaz Awan emphasized the need to have a better water resource planning by setting medium and long-term goals
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EPA signs off on major changes to Minnesota’s water quality rules   
October 16, 2021
Source: MinnPost - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency worked on the revisions for ten years and formally proposed the changes last winter. But the federal approval has left environmental activists reeling.
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Green finance: AIB case study   
October 16, 2021
Source: The Irish Times - Sustainability has been a key strategic priority for AIB since it published its first sustainability report in 2017. “We see climate change as the greatest challenge facing this generation. We believe that if we don’t...
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Michigan acts on lead crisis. Where is EPA'   
October 16, 2021
Source: E&E - More than a month after residents in the city of Benton Harbor called on EPA to take emergency action to relieve them of contaminated drinking water, the state — not the federal government — is taking the lead and...
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World Bank Tokyo Online Morning Seminar #123 “Ebb and Flow: Water, Migration, and Development”   
October 16, 2021
Source: publicnow.com - As climate change accelerates a global water crisis, rainfall variability is expected to be one of the contributing forces in migration, according to a new World Bank report released on August 23, 2021.
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Minnesotans Tell Xcel Energy to Reject Fossil Fuels, Focus on Clean Energy   
October 16, 2021
Source: KLAS Press Release - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - From across Minnesota, public comments submitted to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) are calling for a rejection of Xcel Energy’s plans to build two new gas-fired peaker plants.
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