Water

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Microplastics in sewage: a toxic combination that is poisoning our land | George Monbiot
Policy failure and a lack of enforcement have left our waterways and farmland vulnerable to ‘forever chemicals’, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

26, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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California threatens ‘mandatory water restrictions’ if people don’t cut back
Governor’s warning comes amid drought after driest January-March period in at least a century

Guardian staff and agencies

23, May, 2022 @8:33 PM

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Pakistan town blames deadly cholera outbreak on government neglect
Residents of Pir Koh say poor water provision and a dirty water tank led to 26 deaths, the majority among children under seven

Shah Meer Baloch

23, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Pollution responsible for one in six deaths across planet, scientists warn
Toxic air, water and soil are ‘existential threat to human and planetary health’, says global review

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, May, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Record number of dams removed from Europe’s rivers in 2021
More than 200 barriers were taken down last year, helping to restore fish migration routes and boost biodiversity and climate resilience

Graeme Green

15, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Remote NT community not told about $5m contract to fix uranium in water supply
Laramba residents have no details of when treatment system will be ready and are forced to pay for bottled water while they wait

Royce Kurmelovs

15, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Hunger crisis grips Horn of Africa – but 80% of Britons unaware, poll shows
UK government urged to act as worst drought in 40 years threatens region while aid efforts and global attention remain focused on Ukraine war

Lizzy Davies

12, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘We will believe it when we see it’: the unanswered questions surrounding the Dungowan Dam
Funding for the project has blown out to $1.275bn, but Tamworth locals are still in the dark about where the water will come from and who will control it

Tom Plevey

11, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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California to decide fate of controversial desalination plant amid brutal drought
After more than a decade of debate, the coastal commission is set to vote on the proposed $1.4bn project near Los Angeles

Gabrielle Canon

11, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Ukraine’s ‘hero river’ helped save Kyiv. But what now for its newly restored wetlands?
Kyiv repelled Russian forces by opening a Soviet-era dam on the Irpin River. Now, ecologists hope Ukraine’s newest wetlands can survive, or even thrive, after the war

Vincent Mundy

11, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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California water use leaps 19% in March, amid one of the driest months on record
State findings come despite plea from governor to use less, and as Los Angeles brings in drastic new watering restrictions

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

10, May, 2022 @11:36 PM

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Second set of human remains found in receding Lake Mead waters
The shrinking reservoir in Las Vegas gave up its second discovery just a week after a barrel was found containing a man’s body

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles

09, May, 2022 @7:20 PM

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