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 …

April 28th is the Day to Hold the Red Line! Will you join us as we hold Mother Earth’s Red Line?

  April 28th is the Day to Hold the Red Line! Will you join us as we hold Mother Earth’s Red Line? The Indigenous Environmental Network is standing on the frontline of Climate Justice with All Nations to denounce the three evils that Martin Luther King called out in his iconic Beyond Vietnam speech 50 …

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 …

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 …

Launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative to say NO to Glyphosate

View this email online Launch of the European Citizens’ Initiative to say NO to Glyphosate On Wednesday 8th of February, a group of activists gathered in Rome at the Colosseum for the launch of the European Citizen’s Initiative against glyphosate, one of the most widely used herbicide in the world, which was declared “Probably carcinogenic …

Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard

August 20th, 2014 by Associated Press     COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds. Austin, Texas-based Buckeye Brine alleges in a …

More than 200,000 rural Kentuckians have no access to public water systems

By Greg Kocher [email protected] 4, 2014 FRENCHBURG — Debbie and Mike Weiner can see Cave Run Lake from their house, but they depend on rainfall for their water. Rainwater runs off the roof to their gutters and through pipes to collect in an underground, 1,000-gallon cistern in the backyard. The water is then pumped into …

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Oklahoma in water case

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Texas state agency has no right to reach into Oklahoma for a share of water. By Chris Casteel Modified: June 13, 2013 at 10:19 pm • Published: June 13, 2013   WASHINGTON — Oklahoma won a major victory Thursday in defense of the state's …