Uranium Contaminated Water in the United States: Ordinary Men, Women, and Children’s Kryptonite?

Written by Anna Bartels, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | February 6th, 2018 Uranium is a naturally occurring, radioactive element which is often found in nature and can be mined and processed into a metal.1 The processed metal has played a major role in military weapons programs and power generation, but today its legacy […]

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California Schools Face a Severe Water Contamination Dilemma

Written by Albert Garcia, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | January 14th, 2018 Drinking fountains are a permanent fixture of schools across the United States. Schoolchildren rush to the drinking fountains after recess. Teachers refill water bottles between classes. However, a major problem may also be gushing from drinking fountains across the nation: water […]

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Oroville Dam Forced to Use Emergency Spillway after Crisis

Article courtesy of Henry Fountain | February 13th, 2017 | New York Times | Shared as educational material. The Oroville Dam in California was forced to use its emergency spillway for the first time since its construction nearly 50 years ago. The dam is also using its main spillway, which is damaged by erosion. Lake […]

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California Water Conditions in the Coming Year of 2017

Article courtesy of Tara Lohan | January 6th, 2017 | News Deeply | Shared as educational material. California must deal with several water challenges in the coming year, including the failure to provide safe drinking water to hundreds of thousands of residents, the state of the snowpack that provides water, conversations with other states about […]

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Algal Bloom Issues in Californian Reserves for County of Santa Clara

Article Courtesy of Sara Jerome | August 1st, 2016 | Water Online | Published as Educational Material The Californian county of Santa Clara has started tapping into its backup reserves of water, not because of drought, but because of massive algal bloom. The district usually relies on water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta during the […]

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CDTSC Tries to Help California Residents Who Are Also Suffering From Lead Contamination

Article Courtesy of Megan Hamilton | March 27th, 2016 | Digital Journal | Published as Educational Material The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) is the agency responsible for addressing lead problems. California, much like Flint, Michigan, has been facing a lead problem for years now. Unfortunately, unlike Flint officials haven’t been able to […]

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Beach in Cabrillo Makes Progress in Cleaning up Water Pollution

Article courtesy of Elijah Chiland | April 15th, 2016 | Curbed Los Angeles | Shared as educational material. California’s San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach made the limelight recently after going from a grade D to a grade A in water pollution. Although the beach is far from perfect, it still is rather impressive to make such […]

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Trichloropropane (TCP)

By Suraj Rajendran, Staff Writer for Save The Water™ | August 5, 2016 History of Trichloropropane In the 1940s, there were numerous agricultural divisions that sold products to farmers in hopes of getting a profit. Two of these agricultural divisions, Dow Chemical and Shell, had begun to sell two soil fumigants (under the product name of […]

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State Water Project of California Set to Deliver The Most Water Since Drought Began

California farmers and urban areas that rely on the State Water Project will receive the largest allocation of water since 2012.

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Protect Every Drop is Caltrans’ Roadway Clean Water Initiative

“Clean water is essential for our quality of life in California, and it’s important to ‘Protect Every Drop’,” said California Department of Transportation Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Every motorist needs to do their part to keep California’s waterways clean.”

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The California Drought Is Costing You In Ways You Might Not Realize

California’s prolonged drought has visible consequences such as depleted reservoirs and mandatory water conservation rules. But one of the more expensive effects could be buried deep in your electric bill.

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Toxic Algae Increasing Due to Warmer Waters

Unusually warm ocean water has caused a huge algae bloom along the west coast of the United States. Also known as “Red Tide” or harmful algae blooms (HABs), Domoic acid has severely impacted marine life, shutting down most of California’s crab fisheries.

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