Tag: Water pollution

Israel plans to tax disposable plastic in bid to reduce use

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JERUSALEM — Israel's government Monday put forward a plan to double taxes on single-use plastics in a bid to reduce the proliferation of the...

Protesters seek help dealing with fish-killing red tide

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Amid the stench of dead fish, protesters marched Saturday along Florida's Tampa Bay to call for state assistance in dealing...

Tons of dead fish in Tampa Bay blamed on toxic red tide

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A unusually large bloom of toxic red tide is being blamed for a massive fish kill in Florida's environmentally sensitive...

‘Some crumbs’: Critics urge rejection of $641M Flint deal

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DETROIT — A federal judge listened Tuesday to Flint residents who were victims of the city's lead-contaminated water, a step in determining whether she...

AP Interview: EPA water chief on clean water protections

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WASHINGTON — To finally determine a lasting definition of waterways that qualify for federal protection under the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

Drought, heat, fire force fishing ban on Colorado River

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DENVER — Colorado wildlife officials on Wednesday urged anglers to avoid fishing along a stretch of the Colorado River because low flows during a...

Des Moines faces extreme measures to find clean water

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DES MOINES, Iowa — In the dim light just after dawn, Bill Blubaugh parks his Des Moines Water Works pickup truck, grabs a dipper...

‘Nobody’s winning’ as drought upends life in US West basin

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TULELAKE, Calif. — Ben DuVal knelt in a barren field near the California-Oregon border and scooped up a handful of parched soil as dust...

Another mild algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie this summer

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The toxic blob of algae that turns western Lake Erie a ghastly shade of green each summer and threatens drinking water...

EXPLAINER: Infrastructure deal targets lead pipes

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WASHINGTON — Included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached with President Joe Biden last week is a plan to eliminate the country's remaining lead...