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Lead Poisoning Afflicts Neighborhoods Across California

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | NEW YORK Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data

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EPA Says No Evidence that Fracking has Widespread Impact on Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a Thursday report that it found no evidence fracking has a “widespread” impact on drinking water. The EPA report—a draft assessment of its findings—concluded that there are above and below ground mechanisms by

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California Cuts Wetland, Wildlife Restoration in Water Plan

California officials dramatically scaled back habitat restoration planned during construction of two massive tunnels under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to send water to farms and millions of people. The project now calls for restoring 30,000 acres for wetland and

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U.S. Recommends Lowering Fluoride Level in Drinking Water

NEW YORK — The government is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Health officials say some people are getting too much fluoride now because it is also added

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Federal Agencies Use Satellite Data to Protect U.S. Fresh Water From Algae Threats

Four federal agencies — NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) — have recently joined forces in an effort to transform satellite data into vital information to protect the American

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December 2021