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    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Another Michigan city is giving filters to residents as a result of high lead results in some drinking water samples. Hamtramck, in the Detroit area, is a 2-square-mile (5.2-square-kilometer) city with 28,000 residents, many of them immigrants from Bangladesh, Yemen, and other countries. READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Helping Women and Improving Health in RegionSeven hundred filters...
    HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Another Michigan city is giving filters to residents as a result of high lead results in some drinking water samples. Hamtramck, in the Detroit area, is a 2-square-mile (5.2-square-kilometer) city with 28,000 residents, many of them immigrants from Bangladesh, Yemen and other countries. Seven hundred filters were passed out Thursday and another 900 will be distributed...
    (CBS DETROIT)– First Flint and Benton Harbor, now residents in Hamtramck dealing with lead in the water system. “We’ll of course yeah we’re concerned,” said Hamtramck Resident Tawfiq Jobah. READ MORE: Michigan Won't Go Further Than Federal Vaccine, Testing RuleOn Wednesday October 20th, Hamtramck residents received notice from the city that recently collected water samples from 42 homes, exceeded the lead...
    On Monday the Biden administration announced a new plan to regulate 'forever chemicals' known as PFAS, which are found in a litany of everyday products and have been linked to cancer.   PFAS,  Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl compounds, the group of over 4,000 'forever chemicals,' is known as such because they do not ever break down in the environment.  The Environmental Protection Agency...
    The Environmental Protection Agency is set to launch a regulatory strategy on Monday to restrict the amount of toxic "forever chemicals" making their way into the country's drinking water systems. EPA will aggressively target PFAS, short for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, common in firefighting foams and household products such as nonstick pans that pose significant health risks if ingested....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting foams. Michael Regan, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said it is taking a series of actions to limit pollution from a cluster of long-lasting...
                        Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is scrambling to contain a growing scandal after she promised to remove lead from drinking water in Benton Harbor within five years. Benton Harbor, a community of about 9,600 residents in Southwest Michigan, has been struggling to deal with the poison in the...
    (CNN)Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive Thursday designed to help residents of Benton Harbor get access to safe drinking water amid concerns about unsafe levels of lead in its water system."Every Michigander deserves access to safe drinking water and every community deserves lead-free pipes," Whitmer, a Democrat, said in the directive. She said the city's water system "has...
    Scientists have found nearly 42,000 potential sources of toxic 'forever chemicals' in the surface and drinking water in communities across the U.S., mostly from landfills, and wastewater treatment plants.    Researchers with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an anti-pollution activist organization, scanned public data in the EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History database to find potential sources of contamination of PFAS, or...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — If there’s one thing our Getting Hosed series has taught us, it’s that Chicagoans are paying thousands of dollars for bad water bills.  https://chicago.cbslocal.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/15116062/2021/10/Cha-Chings-New.mp4 READ MORE: 2 Teens, Rideshare Driver Injured In Shooting On Near North SideBut these billing gaffes aren’t Chicago’s only problem — it has nearly 400 thousand lead service lines resulting in...
    BENICIA (CBS SF) — Amid California’s current drought, lot of people are hoping for rain in the near future. But what about the water that’s in the air everyday? A company is now offering a machine that can create water from the atmosphere around us. We wouldn’t have to worry about the drought if we could just get water from...
    BENICIA (CBS SF) — Amid California’s current drought, lot of people are hoping for rain in the near future. But what about the water that’s in the air everyday? A company is now offering a machine that can create water from the atmosphere around us. We wouldn’t have to worry about the drought if we could just get water from...
    BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The state urged residents of a southwestern Michigan city to use bottled water for cooking and drinking Wednesday, a major shift in response to elevated levels of lead. The state has been making free bottled water and filters available in Benton Harbor. But the announcement is the first time that authorities recommended that residents in...
    (AP) – Pennsylvania’s attorney general filed criminal charges Tuesday against the developer of a problem-plagued pipeline that takes natural gas liquids from the Marcellus Shale gas field to an export terminal near Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced the case at a news conference at Marsh Creek State Park in Downingtown, where Sunoco Pipeline LP spilled thousands of gallons of...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is getting a nearly $2.3 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce pollution in the state’s waterways and provide residents with cleaner drinking water. The $2,272,200 grant was awarded to the Maryland Department of Environment through the EPA’s Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant Program. The program aims to curb nonpoint source pollution, which happens when...
    ANSING, Mich. (AP) — A panel of experts is being assembled to advise Michigan officials on how to reduce lead in drinking water. The creation of the seven-member panel was announced Friday by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). READ MORE: Fall Hayrides Begin Oct. 1 At Heritage Park In Farmington HillsAcademic and water system engineering...
    REDDING, Calif. -- A woman who was attempting to hike to Canada is facing charges connected with the Fawn Fire, which authorities say she started while trying to boil drinking water, according to a criminal complaint from the Shasta County District Attorney's Office in California.Alexandra Souverneva, 30, faces a felony arson charge with an enhancement of committing arson during a...
    By Sara Reardon | Kaiser Health News Colorado saw its worst fire season last year, with the three largest fires in state history and more than 600,000 acres burned. But some of the effects didn’t appear until this July, when heavy rain pushed sediment from damaged forests down mountainsides, causing mudslides that shut down sections of Interstate 70 for almost...
    Wishful thinking will not solve California’s water challenges. Not with climate change creating drought conditions that can no longer be ignored. It requires a bold approach, a game-changing move that will set the state on a sustainable water-usage path for future generations. Californians’ failure to adequately reduce water consumption while their reservoirs have dropped to shockingly low levels is a...
    ANDOVER, MINN. (WCCO) — Residents in an Andover neighborhood with well water that tested for high levels of a cancer-causing chemical say they are frustrated, and want more answers from state and local officials about the contamination, and what it means for their health. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency conducted a study testing drinking water in the Red Oaks neighborhood...
    ANDOVER, MINN. (WCCO) — Residents in an Andover neighborhood with well water that tested for high levels of a cancer-causing chemical say they are frustrated, and want more answers from state and local officials about the contamination, and what it means for their health. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency conducted a study testing drinking water in the Red Oaks neighborhood...
    This is the moment a cheeky boxer dog was caught drinking from a fridge's water dispenser at a family home in Washington. In video footage shared online, Walter can be seen standing on his back legs with his head tucked well inside the machine.  His owner continues filming as she walks around him and observes him gulping away, completely undisturbed...
    Students across the US have been warned not to take part in the new 'devious licks' TikTok trend that challenges kids to rip school fixtures off walls.  The viral trend, which has seen more than 235 million views throughout the platform, has left bathrooms particularly destroyed as schools reported broken light fixtures, water heaters, soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, mirrors...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed spending $200 million in federal pandemic relief funding to replace lead water pipes across Michigan, where aging underground infrastructure was exposed by Flint’s disaster. If approved by the Legislature, the plan would set aside $20 million to replace all of the lines in Benton Harbor in five years. The majority Black...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews in Shakopee are looking for a dangerous contaminant that you can’t see with the naked eye. It has no smell or taste, but can cause serious health issues if we ingest too much of it. READ MORE: Finding Minnesota: Anne Gorham Shares The Beauty Of Beach Glass On The North Shore The Minnesota Department of Health...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Aqua Pennsylvania is strongly encouraging customers throughout southeastern Pennsylvania to conserve water until further notice. That includes turning off automatic sprinklers and taking shorter showers. The utility company is working to restore normal operations at its largest water treatment plant in Phoenixville following last week’s devastating floods. “We’ve adjusted the water distribution throughout our four-county system to...
    THIS is the incredible moment a police helicopter spotted a missing three-year-old autistic boy drinking muddy water from a creek after 72 hours alone. The dramatic footage reveals the moment Anthony “AJ” Elfalak, was found at a creek in the New South Wales Hunter region  following a three- day- search. 4Little AJ was seen drinking muddy water from a creekCredit: AP 4The...
    A Florida water treatment plant.Tampa Bay Times/ ZUMA Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.This story was originally published by WIRED and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Last week, the Tampa Bay water utility announced a rather bizarre side effect of Florida’s out-of-control COVID...
    We all know that drinking water is very good, but most of us do not reach the minimum recommended amount. Drinking water is very important, and we are talking about real water, not sugary drinks that could be very harmful to our health. And more now that we are in summer, it is essential that you drink more than 2...
    Gov. Chris Sununu has signed several bills aimed at reducing 'forever chemicals' and other contamination in New Hampshire's drinking water systems. Topping the raft of legislation signed by Sununu is HB 236 , which will allow private property owners to sue polluters if they have experienced contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. The new law sets a six-month statute...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE This week, Florida became the only state in the country where more people are currently dying during the pandemic than any other time during the pandemic. Thanks to Gov. DeSantis, local governments and school boards are limited in how they can respond to the more contagious delta variant. As a result, hospitals are running out of liquid...
    Drinking the oft-recommended eight glasses of water a day can held to prevent or slow the onset of heart failure and its precursor, a study has concluded. Experts from the US National Institutes of Health monitored the health and so-called serum sodium concentrations of 15,792 initially middle-aged people over 25 years. Serum sodium concentration is a measure of hydration habits based on the...
    MEXICO CITY.- A strong leak of drinking water was registered in the Agrarismo street at the height of the Miguel Alemán Viaduct in the Escandón neighborhood, perimeter of the Miguel Hidalgo mayor’s office, where hundreds of liters of water accumulated in the vehicular stream. Neighbors point out that the leak has been going on since dawn and they immediately reported...
    MEXICO CITY. In demand for the supply of drinking water, a group of residents of the third section of the Tlatelolco Room Unit, kept vehicular circulation in both directions of Paseo de la Reforma between axis 2 north and Flores Magón blocked since 8 in the morning. The protesters pointed out that the problem began this Friday morning apparently due...
    ROME (AP) — Stifling heat kept its grip on much of Southern Europe on Thursday, driving people indoors at midday, spoiling crops, triggering drinking water restrictions, turning public libraries into cooling “climate shelters” and complicating the already difficult challenge firefighters faced battling wildfires. In many places, forecasters said worse was expected to come. In Italy, 15 cities received...
    Flavored seltzer may contain citric acid, which may erode tooth enamel. Campbell Downie/EyeEm/Getty Images There is no hard evidence that plain seltzer water is bad for you. But some flavored seltzers contain citric acid, which can contribute to tooth decay. Seltzer water can have health benefits, like helping you feel more full and relieving constipation. Visit Insider's Health...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you live on the Upper East Side and have noticed a change in the way your water tastes and smells, you’re not alone. Local residents say that, as of late, it smells earthy and metallic. As CBS2’s Thalia Perez found out, while you may not like the taste and smell, it’s still completely safe to...
    This new “hyper dehumidifier” technology is powered by environmentally friendly solar energy and is capable of providing abundant uninterrupted water supplies to an entire community. According to World Health Organization around 785 million people around the world still lack access to clean and safe drinking water. Although several projects are emerging such as that of the Spanish company Aquaer Generators...
    The impact of bottled water on natural resources is 3,500 times higher than for tap water, scientists have warned. Experts examined the environmental effect of bottled water in Barcelona. The Barcelona Institute for Global Health found if the Spanish city of 1.62million only drank bottled, it would result in a 3,500-times higher cost of resource extraction – around £60million a...
                      by Elizabeth Troutman  Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leading a coalition of attorneys general in filing a petition challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “Delay Rule,” which postponed the Trump Administration’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). “While the Biden Administration talks a lot about preserving clean air and...
    Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leading a coalition of attorneys general in filing a petition challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “Delay Rule,” which postponed the Trump Administration’s Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). “While the Biden Administration talks a lot about preserving clean air and water for future generations, they have failed to ensure clean drinking water for...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– The City of Englewood has issued a boil order for its residents after a sample came back positive for E. coli bacteria. The alert was issued on Wednesday evening. According to the City of Englewood, “In accordance with drinking water regulations, the City of Englewood collects water quality samples at the beginning of each month. On...
    This Spanish invention is supplying drinking water to various needy communities around the world. Only 0.025% of the water on our planet is directly drinkable despite the fact that 72% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. Specifically, we are talking about 96.5% salt water compared to 3.5% fresh water, although a large part of the latter is frozen...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more If you are wondering how to drink more water throughout the day, these tips are perfect for you. Drinking enough water can sometimes be a challenge – especially when there are so many tasty drink options to choose from that are less healthy. It can be all too easy to...
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to install 'water generators' that turn moisture in the air into drinking water for public consumption.  Powered by environmentally-friendly solar energy, the 'hyper-dehumidifiers' provide a plentiful and uninterrupted water supply from the humid UAE air.  About 20 of the dehumidifiers can produce 6,700 litres of fresh water a day when local conditions are...
    CDC extends policy that allows migrants to be expelled over Covid concerns COVID-19 live updates: State sees its highest hospitalization increase Nine towns in central New Jersey are under a mandatory boil water advisory due loss of water pressure from a transmission main leak. The following towns in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties are impacted: Clark Dunellen Edison Green...
    Gareen Puglia/Insider Table of Contents Chevron icon It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options. Not your normal water bottle What it's like to use Is drinking 1 gallon of water actually healthy? Should you buy it? What are your alternatives? The...