Water & Oceans

Drinking Water Of Almost A Million Californians Flunked State Requirements

"Almost 400 water systems serving nearly a million Californians don’t meet state requirements for safe and reliable drinking water supplies — and fixing them would cost billions of dollars."

Source: CalMatters, 07/02/2024

Hurricane Beryl Grows To Cat 5 Strength As It Razes SE Caribbean Islands

"Hurricane Beryl strengthened to Category 5 status late Monday after it ripped doors, windows and roofs off homes across the southeastern Caribbean with devastating winds and storm surge fueled by the Atlantic’s record warmth."

Source: AP, 07/02/2024

Beryl, Earliest Category 4 Hurricane On Record, Imperils Caribbean

"The "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm Hurricane Beryl barrelled across the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday afternoon toward the Caribbean's Windward Islands, where it is expected to bring life-threatening winds and flash flooding on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said."

Source: Reuters, 07/01/2024

"Here’s What the Court’s Chevron Ruling Could Mean in Everyday Terms"

"The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to limit the broad regulatory authority of federal agencies could lead to the elimination or weakening of thousands of rules on the environment, health care, worker protection, food and drug safety, telecommunications, the financial sector and more."

Source: NYTimes, 07/01/2024

"Water-Rich Gila River Tribe Near Phoenix Flexes Its Political Muscles"

"Stephen Roe Lewis grew up seeing stacks of legal briefs at the dinner table — often, about his tribe’s water. His father, the late Rodney Lewis, was general counsel for the Gila River Indian Community and fought for the tribe’s rights to water in the Southwest, eventually securing in 2004 the largest Native American water settlement in U.S. history."

Source: AP, 06/28/2024

"Study Finds Small Streams, Recently Stripped of Protections, Are a Big Deal"

"Last year, the Supreme Court sharply restricted the federal government’s ability to limit pollution in small streams that sit dry for much of the year and fill up only after rainfall or snowmelt. Now, a new study finds that those bodies, so-called ephemeral streams, are significantly more important to the nation’s waterways than often appreciated."

Source: NYTimes, 06/28/2024


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