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4 Oct 2020 NEW YORK NY
Wildfires, which turned skies a dim orange over cities from Seattle to Santa Cruz this year, are increasingly engulfing people’s homes, continuing to rage in California, Oregon, Washington and Colorado in recent weeks. But even when homes don’t burn, other dangers arise in the aftermath, and experts are focusing more attention on what happens to municipal water systems after a fire, when released toxins can get pulled into plumbing system
21 Feb 2020 SEATTLE WA
Today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he would be committing $10 billion to fight climate change through a new fund called the Bezos Earth Fund. Bezos said that the money will be used to help scientists, activists, NGOs, and “any effort that offers a real possibility” to help preserve the earth from the impact of climate change...
13 Feb 2020 SEATTLE WA
Philanthropists Dave and Dana Dornsife are announcing a $40 million investment in World Vision's water, sanitation and hygiene program in 24 African countries. This brings their total investment in World Vision to $115 million, following an investment of $35 million in 2011 and $40 million in 2016. Their contributions have all been focused on World Vision's water programs, making them the leading family in the world investing in providing clean water access.
17 Sep 2019 SEATTLE WA, United States
A prestigious award to India Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a national WASH program has come under fire by activists and public figures. Modi will receive an award from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for the PM's flagship Swachh Bharat campaign which aims to eliminate open defecation in the country through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use...
12 Oct 2018 WASHINGTON, United States
The US Senate passed bipartisan legislation October 10 authorizing billions of dollars in spending for waterway and safe water projects. The spending is directed at improvement of ports, dams and harbors, protection against floods, restoration of shorelines and drinking water safety.The America's Water Infrastructure Act, which now awaits President Donald Trump’s signature, would authorize $6...
19 Jan 2018 SEATTLE WA
The state Legislature approved more than $4 billion in construction projects across the state after reaching a deal on a contentious water issue that had stalled the capital budget for months. The Senate and the House passed legislation Thursday night aimed at addressing issues in the state Supreme Court decision known as Hirst involving the use of domestic wells in rural areas.
20 Oct 2016 SEATTLE WA
Investigators have found drug-resistant bacteria – or superbugs – in antibiotic factories in India that supply major U.S. and European distributors, a new report revealed for the first time today. The report by Changing Markets implicates the factories and their suppliers in China in the rampant spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
20 Oct 2016 SEATTLE WA
As sea level rises, tropical storms will be a bigger problem for coastal cities — but the same storms could potentially deliver sand, silt, and clay to bolster sagging shorelines.
23 Sep 2016 SEATTLE WA
New health estimates mark the end of the MDG era and provide the first independent analysis of performance on health-related SDGs. The aim is to provide a tool for global accountability on progress towards the 2030 SDG targets, and equip governments, policy-makers, aid organisations, and health professionals with evidence to identify successes, gaps and priorities in health care delivery.
10 Aug 2015 SEATTLE, WA
Scientists have discovered a potential link between the amount of fresh water in the Indian Ocean and the unpredictability of monsoon habits. Monitoring and predicting these monsoon storms are vital to providing adequate contingency plans in the event of mass flooding and also harvesting the rain for use as drinking water, sanitation supplies and irrigation purposes.
14 May 2015 SEATTLE
Splash, an innovative social enterprise dedicated to fighting waterborne illness for children globally, yesterday launched an ambitious campaign to raise $500,000 to secure safe water for hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal affected by the recent earthquakes.
9 Jan 2015 SEATTLE, WA
Bill Gates has drunk a glass of water made from human faeces, to showcase technology he said could provide clean water in the developing world. The Microsoft founder said he wanted to begin sending processing plants around the world after tests later this year. The project was welcomed by WaterAid, which said that it could particularly help in urban areas...