Water Resources

Fracking Needs More Transparency

Why we need more transparency in fracking operations. California's Central Valley irrigated with produced water.

Hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is a controversial method used to extract natural gas and oil from shale rock formations. It is controversial because it can cause big environmental problems, including poisoning local water wells. A new report looks at companies that use fracking. The joint report by As You Sow and investment advisory firm Boston Common Asset Management reviewed the 30 biggest …

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U.S. Companies Making a Splash In Water Resource Management

The Colorado River is a crucial source of drinking water for at least 30 million people

Water scarcity is a big problem in the U.S. The Colorado River supplies drinking water to 30 million Americans in seven states and Mexico, plus irrigation water for farmers. The river is drying up in places. Lake Mead in Arizona may be dry by 2021 as a result because the Colorado River supplies 97 percent of its water. The lake supplies drinking water for …

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PepsiCo Foundation Expands Access to Safe Water for More Than 22 Million People Worldwide

World Water Day 2019 Key water facts from Water.org An example of corporate efforts to help solve social and environmental challenges. A Key Factor in PepsiCo’s Broader Aim to Contribute to Positive Water Impact Purchase, NY (March 22) – PepsiCo announced today that it has helped more than 22 million people in underserved communities around the world gain access to safe water since 2006. …

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Andrew Wheeler and the Water-Climate Nexus

Despite Andrew Wheeler's deceptive framing of the issue, it is important to understand the direct link between water and climate, on World Water Day and every other day.

Andrew Wheeler has served as acting EPA Administrator since July of 2018, when things just got too scummy, forcing former administrator Scott Pruitt out of office. Wheeler was confirmed last month, formally replacing Pruitt as EPA Administrator – to the delight of ardent pro-deregulation Republicans and ire of almost everyone else. Acting to the fears expressed by many climate scientists, economists, and policy experts, …

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Water Efficiency for Business

Much too often the narrative for business about sustainability centers on immediate costs. Claims that it is too costly or complicated to adopt sensible strategies to increase efficiency, conserve resources, and reduce environmental impact is simply not true. This infographic, courtesy of Illinois-based Dober, shows five simple examples for improving water efficiency at low or now cost. Dober

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