Drinking Water

August 25, 2014--Thousands in Napa could be without water for week after quake (Press Democrat)

Hours after the earthquake struck, thousands of Napa city residents were facing life without water and power, with no notion of when their situation would improve. “The restoration of water is critical,” said Barry Martin, Napa city spokesman.


June 28, 2014--U.S. schools struggle to offer clean drinking water (Water Online)

The federal government passed regulations to promote clean drinking water at schools, but many education districts still deserve an "F" for their performance. A regulation passed last year, which must be implemented by July, required "free drinking water at breakfast,” reported EdSource, an education policy group.


March 11, 2013--Fluoride in drinking water cuts tooth decay in adults, study shows (Science Daily)

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia, has produced the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults, even those who had not received fluoridated drinking water as children.


October 4, 2012--Lakes react differently to warmer climate (Science Daily)

A future warmer climate will produce different effects in different lakes. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have now been able to explain that the effects of climate change depend on what organisms are dominant in the lake. Algal blooms will increase, especially of toxic blue-green algae.


November 29, 2011--Court rules against Albuquerque water permit (Denver Post)

The state Court of Appeals has ruled against the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County in a dispute over diverting water from the Rio Grande to supply drinking water for the metropolitan area.

August 18, 2011--EPA gets poor grade on keeping drinking water clean (High Country News)

The Environmental Protection Agency was recently reprimanded for its regulation of drinking water and the selection process it uses to select candidates for contaminant regulation. On the bright side, the agency is trying to ensure rural water systems pass muster.


August 15, 2011--New approach provides more cash to protect water (Wall Street Journal)

An innovative investment strategy is providing nearly $230 million more for low-interest loans and grants for local drinking water and wastewater projects. The state Environmental Facilities Corp. saved money over the last four years by more aggressively investing revenue from fees and by tweaking management practices. The strategy could soon be duplicated elsewhere.


February 2, 2011--E.P.A. plans first rules ever on perchlorate in drinking water (New York Times)

The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it planned to regulate toxic substances in drinking water more strictly and would issue the first limits ever on perchlorate, a dangerous chemical found in rocket fuel that has seeped into groundwater in at least 400 locations.


January 7, 2011--US says too much fluoride causing splotchy teeth (Washington Post)

In a remarkable turnabout, federal health officials say many Americans are now getting too much fluoride because of its presence not just in drinking water but in toothpaste, mouthwash and other products, and it's causing splotches on children's teeth and perhaps more serious problems. The U.S.


September 23, 2010--Manganese in Drinking Water: Study suggests adverse effects on children's intellectual abilities (Science Daily)

A team of researchers led by Maryse Bouchard, adjunct professor at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Biology, Health, Environment and Society (CINBIOSE) of the Université du Québec à Montréal and a researcher at Sainte-Justine University Hospital, and Donna Mergler, professor emerita in the Department of Biological Sciences and a member of CINBIOSE, recent


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