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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”...
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.
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...
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.
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.
13 Aug 2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA
A terminally ill man has been awarded $289 million in the first cancer-related trial against agricultural giant Monsanto. The jury in a San Francisco Superior Court on Friday unanimously ordered the company to award Dewyane Johnson, a school groundskeeper, $250 million in punitive damages and $39 million in compensatory damages in the lawsuit that his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was caused by his use of Roundup weedkiller and one other Monsanto product.
26 Jun 2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA
A woman who claimed to call the cops on an 8-year-old girl selling water without a permit is facing the ire of the Internet after a video of the incident went viral. Alison Ettel — dubbed online as “Permit Patty” — claimed she was working in her San Francisco home when she was distracted by the girl, Jordan Rodgers, selling water bottles outside to raise money to go to Disneyland after her mom, Erin Austin, lost her job.
23 Apr 2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA
The Goldman Environmental Foundation today announced seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest award for grassroots environmental activists. Awarded annually to environmental heroes from each of the world’s six inhabited continental regions, the Goldman Environmental Prize recognizes grassroots activists for significant achievements to protect the environment.
18 Jan 2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA
A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the state water agency in charge of the Oroville Dam not only alleges mismanagement and disregard for the public’s safety, but also a toxic work environment rife with racism, sexual harassment and theft.