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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”...
13 Oct 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt.This old campaign rant claims that the state had sent “millions of gallons of water out to sea, out the Pacific” and warned that the Democrat-run state might have to ration water supplies...
15 Jun 2020 SAN FRANCISCO CA
About 200 million Americans, nearly two-thirds of the population, drink water containing fluoride to fight tooth decay. That could be changed by a case now on trial in a San Francisco federal court.
5 May 2020 WASHINGTON DC
The economic toll of the coronavirus is forcing cities and states to redirect money away from projects that provide climate resilience, in a shift that threatens to tackle one crisis at the expense of another. Officials in San Francisco, Miami Beach and New York City have said they are likely to delay climate-related projects like sea walls because of the virus, which has slashed tax revenue and increased demands for emergency services, housing and other immediate needs.
4 Mar 2020 SAN JOSE CA, United States
A US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order to drain the Anderson Reservoir, which supplies Silicon Valley in California with drinking water, has met negative reaction with multiple agencies laying blame for delays, and local concern about water supplies, particularly in this year's summer months...
10 Feb 2020 SAN FRANCISCO CA
In advance of Donald Trump’s “State of the Union” address, nine environmental NGOs released their own statement about the state of the nation’s environment, condemning the US President's administration."Donald Trump's administration has unleashed an unprecedented assault on our environment and the health of our communities...
6 Oct 2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA, United States
In an apparent distraction ploy to increase political pressure on the water-stressed state of California, the US Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) has issued a formal notice accusing the city of San Francisco of a number of violations of the country's Clean Water Act.A letter from the federal agency follows accusations last month that the city allows used needles and human waste to be released untreated into the Pacific Ocean...
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...
21 Aug 2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA
Air travelers to and from the City by the Bay will now experience water in new ways. Starting Tuesday, those wishing to hydrate at San Francisco International Airport will have to drink from a water fountain, bring their own reusable bottle or prepare to buy an airport-approved glass or aluminum water bottle.
21 Jul 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) facility is to receive $218 Million USD in financing from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support wastewater infrastructure upgrades in the San Francisco Bay area in California, United States.The loan, announced July 17, has been made available under the US's Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA)...
23 Jun 2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA
Global fashion retailer Gap Inc. has announced a new partnership with long time collaborator Arvind Limited in an effort to channel “industry-leading solutions” to the problem of global water scarcity. The project will see the duo open a new innovation centre to “promote the adoption of proven techniques and technology that reduce water use” in textile manufacturing.
3 Feb 2019 SAN FRANCISCO CA
The federal government has moved closer to imposing water delivery cuts along the drought-depleted Colorado River after California and Arizona failed to meet a deadline for inking a broad agreement on how the seven states that depend on the river would cope with shortages.