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4 Dec 2020 PORTLAND, OR United States
The US States of Oregon, California, the Yurok Tribe and the Karuk Tribe have signed a historic agreement to move forward on the largest dam removal project in the US.The agreement, if approved, would revive plans to remove four hydroelectric dams from the lower Klamath River.The project would address declines in fish populations, improve river health and renew tribal communities and cultures...
3 Nov 2020 SAN FRANCISCO CA
Widening wealth gaps in some of the richest cities in the US have produced a rise in the number of households without running water. Public information suggests that about half a million households in the US – about 1.1 million people – live without piped water, which places them in “plumbing poverty”...
3 Feb 2020 PORTLAND ME
Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and non-governmental organizations to "act now" to ensure global groundwater sustainability. Read full statement here.
8 Sep 2018 DETROIT, United States
The Detroit, Michigan Public Schools Superintendent has ordered closure of water fountains and other drinking fixtures in all 106 public schools in Detroit from September 4, the start of the school year, after tsts identified unsafe levels of lead or copper. Replacement coolers and bottled water will cost $200,000 USD over two months, after which the district probably will seek bids for a longer-term contract...
5 Aug 2018 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
This article, authored by Kevin Winter and Peta Brom of the University of Cape Town, originally appeared in The Conversation.Models of the earth’s changing climate suggest that extreme weather events, including droughts, will become more frequent. As city populations grow, it will be harder for governments to provide enough water for everyone...
30 Oct 2017 PORTLAND OR
Gov. Kate Brown has asked a state agency to cancel plans for a water swap that would have allowed Nestle to access the valuable spring water it wants.
3 Aug 2017 PORTLAND OR
Portlanders will pay more for their water after the City Council on Wednesday chose the most expensive option for a new treatment plant needed to meet state and federal rules. Homeowners are expected to pay an average of $10.38 more per month over the next 16 years for the filtration treatment plant approved unanimously by the council...
3 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
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Portland to Pay up to $500 Million USD for Clean WaterThe City Council of Portland, Oregon, chose (August 2nd) the “most expensive option” for a new treatment plant needed to meet state and federal rules (The Oregonian). Homeowners are expected to pay an average of $10.38 more per month over the next 16 years for the filtration treatment plant approved unanimously by the council...
14 Jul 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
Last month a baby elephant at the Grand Park Zoo in Seoul, South Korea fell into a pool and had to be rescued by a pair of fast-thinking pachyderm bystanders.Now this week the internet has gone wild again as an unrelated elephant had to be rescued by the navy of Sri Lanka after being seen swimming more than 9 miles off the country’s coast...
3 Aug 2015 MIAMI, FL, United States
North and South American Researchers Seek Ways to Make Infrastructure Resilient in the Face of Extreme Weather
Researchers from 15 institutions in eight cities in North and South America are working together to find more sustainable ways to develop infrastructure that can withstand extreme weather events.The newly launched Urban Resilience to Extreme Weather-Related Events Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) is being supported by a $12 million USD grant from the US National Science Foundation, through its Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) program...
29 Jul 2015 PORTLAND
A section of the National Water Commission (NWC) pipeline in Port Antonio broke this morning, leaving the town and adjoining communities without water. A section of the recently paved roadway was also damaged by water gushing from the pipeline.
6 May 2015 PORTLAND
Firefighters battling a major blaze at a commercial complex on the corner of Blake Street in Port Antonio, Portland early this morning had to resort to pumping water from the sea to put the fire because the hydrants were dry amid the usual water lock-off in the parish capital.