Water Issues
Life or Death in the Open Seas   
January 24, 2020
Source: Dissident Voice - The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) State of the Ocean Report d/d October 3, 2013 was released this week. The accompanying IPSO press release states: “Latest Review of Science Reveals Ocean in...
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Pflugerville’s Typhoon Texas Water Park entrance, FM 685 set for improvements   
January 24, 2020
Source: Austin American-Statesman - A section of FM 685 along the Typhoon Texas Water Park is set to receive nearly $1 million in improvements through funding by the city’s economic arm. The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation is funding the...
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NM officials call US water rollbacks ‘disastrous’   
January 24, 2020
Source: Albuquerque Journal - Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has been a constant critic of the president, said water is the most important natural resource for the arid state, and stripping protections is an affront to all who call New Mexico...
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Trump Administration Lessens Clean Water Protections For Streams, Wetlands   
January 24, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - The EPA's new rule “...will result in the impairment of drinking water, fisheries, and flood control for communities throughout the U.S.," said Betsy Southerland, the former director of the Office of Science and Technology...
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EPA Narrows Federal Oversight Of Water Pollution   
January 24, 2020
Source: Law360 - Under the new rule, the Clean Water Act will be considered to cover territorial seas and traditional navigable waters; tributaries that flow into jurisdictional waters; wetlands that are directly adjacent to jurisdictional...
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EPA finalizes clean water rollback amid science challenges   
January 24, 2020
Source: Roll Call - The rule, which redefines what constitutes “waters of the United States,” revises decades-old standards for regulating waterways, a move environmentalists warn will lead to pollution of water that wildlife and people...
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EPA expected to finalize clean water rollback amid science challenges   
January 24, 2020
Source: Roll Call - The rule, which redefines what constitutes “waters of the United States,” would revise decades-old standards for regulating waterways, a move environmentalists warn could lead to pollution of water that wildlife and...
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Trump administration scraps clean-water rule aimed at protecting streams, wetlands   
January 24, 2020
Source: Houston Chronicle - The Trump administration has finalized a clean-water rule that it says strikes a balance between protecting the environment and the economy, but critics say the change will put Houstonians at greater risk for flooding and...
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California will be hit hard as Trump administration weakens clean water protections   
January 24, 2020
Source: Los Angeles Times on MSN.com - Defying environmentalists and public health advocates, the Trump administration on Thursday will announce the replacement of Obama-era water protections with a significantly weaker set of regulations that lifts limits on how much...
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The hidden truth about migration: A looming farm crisis back home   
January 24, 2020
Source: EURACTIV - Claudia Sadoff is Director General of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), which leads the CGIAR Research Program Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). People migrate for many reasons.
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