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Egypt's Nile River in jeopardy from dam in Ethiopia.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Even without the Grand Renaissance Dam, the United Nations estimates Egypt will face “absolute water scarcity” by 2025 for reasons largely of its own making.

Brazil's worst month ever for forest fires blamed on human activity.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Brazil has seen more forest fires in September than in any single month since records began, and authorities have warned that 2017 could surpass the worst year on record if action is not taken soon.

Trump admin takes over Puerto Rico grid recovery.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The Trump administration yesterday took the extraordinary step of putting the Army Corps of Engineers in charge of the life-and-death restoration of power to stricken Puerto Rico, in an accelerating federal response to the devastation from Hurricane Maria eight days ago.

Los Angeles' legendary palm trees are dying - and few will be replaced.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
A beetle and a fungus are killing off the trees that have become synonymous with the city, making way for trees that give more shade and use less water.

Delta farmers can do more for climate than WaterFix.

Water quantity - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
California’s wetlands function as the state’s environmental liver. Without them, the planet has no natural defense system against greenhouse gas emissions.

Cyanide glitters for some.

Water quality - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Use of the deadly chemical is on the rise in the gold mining industry.

Obesity was rising as Ghana embraced fast food. Then came KFC.

Water quality - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.

What’s up in coal country: Alternative-energy jobs.

Pesticides - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Miners may have just the skills for scaling wind towers and putting solar panels on roofs. And that’s no small thing in Wyoming and West Virginia.

Cyanide glitters for some.

Mercury - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Use of the deadly chemical is on the rise in the gold mining industry.

It it safe to eat fish from the Grand River?

Mercury - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The short answer is yes, but it depends on the type and amount of fish and which part of the river it comes from.

Can dumplings heal a neighborhood divide?

Environmental justice - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
An ambitious dinner series in Philadelphia spent a year trying to build bridges with food.

Coca-Cola increased its production of plastic bottles by a billion last year, says Greenpeace.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The increase puts Coke’s production at more than 110 billion single-use plastic bottles a year, according to analysis by the green group.

Sardinia yacht club targets sailors with charter to cut plastic waste.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
One of the most exclusive yacht clubs in the world has drawn up an environmental charter to ask 150,000 sailors across the globe to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean.

Former city manager comments on PCB.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
A former City of Fayetteville manager said that a refusal by federal, state and county agencies to dredge Arbuckle Creek has led to floodwaters carrying PCBs onto residents' properties from an EPA Superfund site.

It it safe to eat fish from the Grand River?

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The short answer is yes, but it depends on the type and amount of fish and which part of the river it comes from.

Minden, West Virgina, needs relief, not our benign neglect.

Endocrine disruptors - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Minden residents are dying of cancer and there is a known carcinogen stalking the neighborhood.

Russia should love climate-change deniers.

Distorting science - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Research suggests the country could gain from higher temperatures.

Why the 97% climate consensus is important.

Distorting science - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
Some have argued that consensus messaging is counter-productive. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Obesity was rising as Ghana embraced fast food. Then came KFC.

Children's health - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.

Former city manager comments on PCB.

Cancer - Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:00
A former City of Fayetteville manager said that a refusal by federal, state and county agencies to dredge Arbuckle Creek has led to floodwaters carrying PCBs onto residents' properties from an EPA Superfund site.

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