Photo: Two class actions over lack of clean water in First Nations were filed in 2019 and then combined in 2020. Photo: APTN
The Federal Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba have jointly approved an $8-billion settlement in a national class-action lawsuit between Canada and First Nations and their members who’ve had to drink unclean water.
The deal, ratified on Dec. 22, will dish out at least … [more…]
An estimated 370,000 Californians rely on drinking water that may contain high levels of arsenic, nitrate or hexavalent chromium, and contaminated drinking water disproportionately impact communities of color in the state, finds a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Because this study is limited to three common contaminants, results likely underestimate the actual number of Californians impacted by … [more…]
The Hawaiian governor issued an emergency order to de-fuel the Red Hill Facility. The US Navy has enlisted top lawyers to make sure its 600m liters of petroleum stay perched above our water supply
This [fuel facility] is not the eighth wonder of the world. It is Frankenstein’s monster. And we have to kill it before it kills us.”
This is the plea from Marti Townsend, one of more than … [more…]
Record numbers of endangered manatees are dying as polluted waters kill off their food sources
Florida wildlife officials will undertake a manatee feeding and rescue operation involving hand-feeding the mammals romaine lettuce, amid unprecedented mortality among the gentle aquatic creatures affectionately known as “sea cows”.
Typically, manatees return to warm water winter feeding grounds, where they feast on plentiful seagrass.
But algal blooms from polluted waters have devastated seagrass beds, … [more…]
Lake Oroville in August . Water levels remain low, about half what they usually are at this time of year. Photograph: Ethan Swope/AP
California water districts to get 0% of requested supplies in unprecedented decision
Only water required for health and safety will be allowed as drought continues to grip the state
Water agencies in drought-stricken California that serve 27 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland won’t get any … [more…]