water

  • State unveils long-awaited standard for drinking water contaminant

    California today proposed a long-awaited standard for a cancer-causing contaminant in drinking water that would require costly treatment in many cities throughout the state. Traces of hexavalent chromium are widely found in the drinking water of millions of Californians, with some of the contamination naturally occurring and some from...
  • Californians used more water as state braces for another dry year

    Californians used 2.6% more water in January compared to before the drought emergency was declared, a sign that urban residents are ignoring the state’s pleas to take the drought seriously and cut back. The increased water use in California’s cities and towns came during the second-driest January on record, as...
  • “No existe un nivel seguro de plomo en los niños”

    Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Public News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio — Hay un gran esfuerzo esta semana para informar a las familias de Ohio sobre los peligros de un veneno silencioso. Debido a que el plomo es invisible y el daño que causa se retrasa, abordar el envenenamiento por plomo es...
  • “There’s No Safe Level of Lead in Kids”

    Mary Schuermann Kuhlman Public News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio — There is a heightened effort this week to inform Ohio families about the dangers of a silent poison. Because lead is invisible and the damage it causes is delayed, addressing lead poisoning is tricky. A recent study found 5% of Ohio kids...
  • POR QUÉ AHORA FLUYE EL AGUA EN EAST PORTERVILLE: LA CLAVE ES PROMOVER EL CONOCIMIENTO DE LA COMUNIDAD

    El financiamiento de la Proposición 1 ha ayudado a fomentar una larga lista de proyectos en todo el estado, para proporcionar a los californianos agua potable segura. Fue la clave en East Porterville, una comunidad no incorporada y de bajos ingresos, en su mayoría latina y con algo de 7,500...
  • WHY WATER NOW FLOWS IN EAST PORTERVILLE – COMMUNITY OUTREACH THE KEY

    Prop. 1 funding has helped advance a long list of projects up and down the state to provide Californians safe drinking water. It was key in East Porterville, an unincorporated, low-income, mostly Latino community of about 7,500 that, Ryan Jensen, of Community Water Center in Visalia, told Ethnic Media...
  • A Look at Proposition 3

    Jerry Meral, California Water Program Director Natural Heritage Institute Families in California should vote for Proposition 3, the California water bond.  It will benefit our urban and rural communities; create a safe, clean and reliable water supply; and improve water quality and the environment. Hundreds of thousands of people...
  • CALIFORNIA’S WATERFIX PROJECT NEEDS TO INCLUDE DESALINATION FACILITIES

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The current “California Water Fix and Eco Restore proposal needs to include desalination facilities which would ADD POTABLE WATER PRODUCED FROM Pacific Ocean using electrical power produced by solar and wind technology. The current plan, whose advocate is Governor Jerry Brown, should not be supported...
  • Lead Contamination in Schools’ Drinking Water Worse Than Previously Thought

    Soundbite Services BOSTON — As schools begin summer break, environmental groups are urging public officials to take swift action to “get the lead out” of drinking water in schools. A new interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) shows lead contamination in the tap water...

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