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Drinking Water: Extreme Weather Events Threaten Quality, Says Report

The greatest risks to water quality come from cumulative impacts of extreme weather events that happen sequentially, like a drought followed by a wildfire followed by a flood, says joint Australian-US study. As climate change likely increases the frequency of extreme weather events, resilience must be built into the management of watersheds and water treatment systems for recovery to happen. [Sunday Morning Herald]

Report: Society's Water Safety Net Is Fraying

A new National Research Council report examines possible "tipping points" that might occur if the rate of groundwater pumping rapidly increases. As surface water-scarce regions get drier amidst climate change, early warning water and drought monitoring systems could be necessary to protect precious resources. [Circle of Blue]

GMO Safety, Weed Control Top Concerns as US Study Kicks Off

Concerns around genetically modified (GM) crop safety dominated the first public meeting for a new US-sponsored study underway to examine the impacts of GM crops. Ag experts pointed to pesticide use, weed and insect resistance, and public health issues stating that without solid, third-party evidence for GM safety public mistrust of GM crops will continue. We can't agree more. [Reuters]

Seven Ohio Drinking Water Sources Don't Meet State Water Quality Standards for Toxic Algae

Toledo is not the only Ohio location suffering from algae-produced toxins in drinking water sources with seven rivers, lakes and reservoirs contaminated, a state water quality report revealed. The impaired water bodies affect the water supplies of nearly 1 million people around Ohio and highlight the need for stronger prevention of nonpoint source pollution, like runoff from farms and livestock, that contribute to toxic algae blooms. [Circle of Blue]

Mountaintop Removal for Coal Hurts Water Quality and Harms Fish, Study Says

A new study confirms that mountaintop removal mining is harming fish in rivers and streams, indicating that water resources are becoming tainted. Minerals released from within stone blown apart by explosives used in the mining process are changing water chemistry, lowering quality and causing tiny fish prey such as insects, worms and invertebrates to die. [Washington Post]

Seven in 10 Worldwide Are Satisfied With Water Quality

A Gallup survey found that 71 percent of people worldwide were content with their local water quality in 2013. Satisfaction was considerably lower at a little over 50 percent in sub-Saharan Africa and some countries of the former Soviet Union. Clean water provision has risen significantly for many African nations, but it hasn't done so quickly enough to ensure wellbeing and satisfaction. [Gallup]

Good news/bad news for U.S. air quality

Almost 150 million people live in areas where air pollution levels are unhealthy to breathe, an increase from a previous American Lung Association report. [USA Today]

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