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How Did Grenoble Start a French Water Revolution? It Made Its Water Management Public.

May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

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Only the pipeline entering the heavily protected tunnel gives any indication of what to expect. But a 350-metre drive through the heart of the Grand Rochefort mountain soon reveals why it is walled off to the public. For as you exit, you are treated to a vast clearing and lush green water-refreshed pastures as far as the eye can see.

Pharmaceutical Makers Sending Drug-Spiked Water to Treatment Plants

May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Pharmaceutical Makers Sending Drug-Spiked Water to Treatment Plants

(Photo: Ian Iott/flickr)
Wastewater treatment plants taking discharges from nearby pharmaceutical manufacturers have "substantially" higher concentrations of drugs in the water, according to a new national study.
In the most extreme example, an anti-fungal drug was found at levels 3,000 times higher at a treatment plant near a drug maker compared to treatment plants that don't accept drug maker discharge.

For 400 Straight Months, the Global Temperature Has Been Rising

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
For 400 Straight Months, the Global Temperature Has Been Rising

While variations in temperature upward or downward occur naturally, over the last 400 months (or 33 years), the trend has been upward only, giving us our third-warmest April in 139 years. It's a trend that's impossible to ignore unless you are beholden to the world's biggest polluters, as this administration has clearly demonstrated it is.(Photo: Manuela Kaiser / EyeEm / Getty Images)

While Few Notice, the Supreme Court Is Making Corporate Human Rights Abuses Easier

May 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

In our current news environment, any news that's not about President Trump gets short shrift, even if it's news emanating from the Supreme Court. On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court decided the case of Jesner v. Arab Bank. The Court ruled that foreign corporations cannot be brought into US federal courts to stand trial for human rights abuses that happen abroad.

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