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11 Aug 2020 LOS ANGELES CA
Following reports of large parties that violate health orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday that he will authorize the city to shut off water and power services to residents who hold such gatherings. Beginning Friday night, if Los Angeles Police Department officers respond to and verify that a large party is occurring at a property, and there’s evidence that the venue has repeatedly engaged in such behavior, the department will request that the city shut off water and power services within 48 hours.
3 Mar 2020 PRINCETON NJ, United States
New research from the US Geological Survey (USGS) assesses climate change impacts on the shrinking Colorado River which supplies water to approximately 40 million people in six southwest US states and parts of Mexico, and supports about $1 Trillion USD in economic activity.A USGS report emphasises that there is growing potential for severe water shortages throughout the basin due to diminishing snowpack...
30 Sep 2019 LOS ANGELES CA, United States
Funding to understand environmental sustainability challenges received a whopping boost 26 September with the commitment of US philantropists Stewart and Lynda Resnick to support cutting-edge research at California Institute of Technology (CalTech) home to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The $750 Million USD is the second largest ever to a US academic institution...
28 Sep 2019 Washington DC, United States
A 26 September letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to the Governor of California cites the agency’s concerns with the state’s slack enforcement of the US's Clean Water Act and appears to blame the state’s large homeless population, and in particular the city of San Francisco, for a variety of violations of the legislation...
22 Mar 2019 DENVER CO, United States
Following about 20 years of drought and shrinkage in available Colorado River water resources, negotiators for seven Western states (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California) and federal authorities agreed March 19 to a new sharing plan including voluntary conservation measures...
24 Jan 2018 Cape Town, South Africa
World Watches as Clock Ticks For Cape Town. Planet's First Major City to Face Water Supply “Day Zero”. South Africa And International Media Interest Intensifies. This is How Press Coverage (20 News Stories) is Playing Out This Week (updates will continue)
The South African - Day zero leaps forward by nine days for Cape Town“It was initially projected for Sunday 21 April 2018. But, as confirmed by the (City of Cape Town) COCT website, that date has come forward nine days, to Thursday 12 April 2018. As of the date of this article (22/01/2018), Cape Town has 80 days before the taps are shut off”...
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON, VA
USA Roundup: Water Conflict Mapped, Risks in Iraq and Pakistan, Trump Administration: "Don’t Mention Climate Change”, 63 Million Americans Exposed to Unsafe Water, California Tunnels, Nestle, a Random Dogs Story and More
Global Water Conflict in MapsA new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The group’s project, Water: An Atlas, takes an unconventional look at the importance of water through more than 80 maps, including one showing the sites where water has played a role in conflict with ISIS...
2 Oct 2015 LIMA, Peru
Protesters at the Chinese-owned Las Bambas mine in Peru’s Apurimac region lifted their blockade of the mine site for 24 hours, starting September 30th, in hopes of holding talks with the government, according to a Los Angeles Times report.“We hope a dialogue will commence within 24 hours,” protest leader Adolfo Abarca told local radio...
17 Sep 2014 SAO PAULO
The water scarcity crisis in Brazil is so bad that officials are rationing the supply. "Brazil's Public Ministry, a federal regulatory agency, has recommended that Sao Paulo state immediately commence water rationing to avoid a 'collapse of reservoirs,'" the Los Angeles Times reported. Officials are not being candid about the dire nature of the dry spell...
19 Mar 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
California’s Orange County Water District (OCWD) this week celebrated winning Singapore International Water Week’s (SIWW) prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Prize for its groundwater replenishment system.PUB CEO Chew Meng LeongThe OCWD developed a model for recycling water safely and effectively, by recharging the local aquifer and providing a source of water that is more resilient, according to Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) CEO Chew Meng Leong, who first announced the award on February 18...
3 Mar 2014 TORONTO
Tensions at Newmont Mining's Conga project have been reduced, Peruvian Vice President Marisol Espinoza told Reuters on Saturday, but local communities still have doubts about the stalled copper gold mine. Peru has a significant mining industry, but in recent years violent protests have derailed some major projects, including Conga...
14 Nov 2013 MANILA, Philippines
Survivors of super-Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines six days ago, leaving a path of destruction so great the storm is being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, remain in desperate need of clean water, food and medical supplies.“Clean water is now very hard to find and people are drinking from and bathing in the same waterways that are filled with rotting corpses, dead animals, sewage and debris,” NBC News’ Dr...