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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Global Banks’ Fossil Fuel Financing Continues to Lead Us Down the Path Towards Climate Disaster

Thirty-three global banks have financed the fossil fuel industry to the tune of $1.9 trillion since adoption of the U.N. Paris Climate Agreement in 2016. JPMorgan was the fossil fuel industry's biggest banker overall, while Chinese banks financed more coal mining and power plants than others.

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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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What the Green New Deal Could Mean for Our Planet

The Green New Deal - a chance to change the future

It seems everyone is talking about the Green New Deal, a potential solution to climate change freshmen Democrats are pushing through the House and Senate. Massachusetts representative Ed Markey and New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the deal on Feb. 7, but what does it mean for the future of our planet? Let’s take a closer look at the Green New Deal and how …

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The Interior Department Wants to Restrict Public Requests for Information

David Bernhardt seeks to block FOIA into DOI activities

Just when you thought the Interior Department might recover from former secretary Ryan Zinke’s leadership, it becomes clear the acting secretary David Bernhardt’s leadership might not be any better. The Interior Department proposed a rule over the government shutdown that would restrict public records requests through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA is “vital to the functioning of a democratic society,” according …

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U.S. Could Meet its U.N. Paris Climate Agreement Emissions Reductions Goals by Eliminating Coal-Fired Power Generation, Researchers Find

Meeting the commitments of the Paris Agreement by eliminating coal for the electricity generation mix

Eliminating the use of coal to generate electricity would be the single biggest step the U.S. could take in meeting its U.N. Paris Climate Agreement GHG emissions reductions goals, according a new study from Portland State University. Accomplishing this would require a wholesale shift in the U.S. power generation mix to "natural gas, efficiency, wind, solar power and biofuels."

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