Water Protectors Prepare For Battle: The Next Big Resistance In South Dakota

It’s raining buckets outside. The back and forth of the windshield wipers and Siri’s monotone guidance accompanies me through the roads riddled with potholes and semi-trucks. I pass several gated factories to an empty corner of the property, where the Puyallup Tribe and their allies had been protesting the Puget Sound Energy Liquid Natural Gas …

KENTUCKY HAS SERIOUS WATER ISSUES

A creek in Martin County, Ky., ran bright yellow in April. The state claimed that yellow highway-marking paint was to blame. Photo via Facebook.I received an email from “Food and Water Watch” concerning water issues in Martin County Kentucky which prompted me to do a google search to see what I could find out.  The …

Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Brute Force Now Advising Other Law Enforcement

  Nebraska officials are reportedly preparing for what they expect will be massive protests against the Keystone XL pipeline by Lauren McCauley, staff writer Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal …

World Water Day: This Handheld Device Can Disinfect Water Anywhere

By Matthew V. Libassi Published March 22, 2017 Health Care Over 780 million people worldwide do not have access to an improved water source (piped or protected water) reports the Center of Disease Control (CDC).  It’s estimated that diarrhea, caused by waterborne illnesses, kills 1.5 million to 2.2 million people annually, according to the World …

America’s hidden water affordability crisis

  By Ciara O'Rourke on Mar 5, 2017 6:00 am When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a future in which Americans wouldn’t be able to pay for water, a couple of colleagues waved her off. “Don’t be ridiculous,” they said. But the idea niggled at Mack, an assistant professor at the Department of Geography, Environment, and …

Trump to order reversal of Obama water regulation rule: official

By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure as early as Tuesday aimed at rescinding a major Obama administration water regulation and direct an end to the government's defense of the rule, a Trump official briefed on the plan said late Friday. Trump is expected to direct the …

Dakota protesters regroup, plot resistance to other pipelines

Sat Feb 25, 2017 By Terray Sylvester | CANNON BALL, N.D. Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-dollar project and take the fight to other pipelines as well. The Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, North …

Pope Francis addresses Vatican conference on human right to water

Pope Francis said the questions concerning the right to water are not marginal, but basic and pressing.  Basic, because where there is water there is life, and pressing, because our common home needs to be protected. Yet we must also realise, he said, that not all water is life-giving, but only water that is safe …