water http://kuow.org en Washingtonians Could Safely Eat More Fish Under New Water Pollution Rules http://kuow.org/post/washingtonians-could-safely-eat-more-fish-under-new-water-pollution-rules Washington's pollution standards would be made much tougher -- making water clean enough that people can safely eat a daily serving of locally caught fish and shellfish -- under a plan laid out by Gov. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:34:48 +0000 David Steves 37958 at http://kuow.org Washingtonians Could Safely Eat More Fish Under New Water Pollution Rules Could Limiting Evaporation Help With Drought? http://kuow.org/post/could-limiting-evaporation-help-drought Most of the southwestern U.S. is in the midst of some level of drought. Parts of California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas are all seeing extreme drought, as rainfall and winter snowpacks have been far below average.<p>One of the biggest factors affecting water supplies in these hot, dry places is evaporation. Reservoirs can lose as much water to evaporation as the water that&#8217;s actually pumped out of them for drinking water.<p>Can anything can be done about it? Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:58:17 +0000 editor 37384 at http://kuow.org Could Limiting Evaporation Help With Drought? California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water? http://kuow.org/post/california-farmers-ask-hey-buddy-can-you-spare-some-water Imagine if a gallon of milk cost $3 in your town, but 100 miles away it cost $100, or even $200.<p>Something similar is happening right now in California with water that farmers use to irrigate their crops. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Dan Charles 36073 at http://kuow.org California Farmers Ask: Hey Buddy, Can You Spare Some Water? A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air http://kuow.org/post/simple-elegant-invention-draws-water-air When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.<p>Only <a href="http://water.org/country/ethiopia" target="_blank">34 percent</a> of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some or, worse, resorts to using stagnant ponds contaminated by human waste, resulting in the spread of disease.<p>Worldwide, a whopping 768 million people — two and a half times the U.S. Tue, 27 May 2014 21:38:29 +0000 Laura Secorun Palet 35308 at http://kuow.org A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water http://kuow.org/post/one-mans-pee-pushes-portland-flush-38-million-gallons-water <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wXnTtKKSrg</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:47:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 32729 at http://kuow.org One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water Bringing The Colorado River Back To Long-Dry Parts Of Mexico http://kuow.org/post/bringing-colorado-river-back-long-dry-parts-mexico For the first time in almost 20 years, the Colorado River is flowing into northern Mexico through a dam that usually stops it. It’s called a pulse flow &#8212; a temporary release of water.<p>From the <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> Contributors Network,<strong> Stina Sieg</strong> of KJZZ traveled to see the effect it’s having on Mexico’s long-barren delta.<p><h4>Reporter</h4> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://kjzz.org/content/3546/stina-sieg" target="_blank">Stina Sieg</a></strong>, senior field correspondent for KJZZ. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:46:00 +0000 editor 32150 at http://kuow.org Bringing The Colorado River Back To Long-Dry Parts Of Mexico More Communities Look To Recycling Toilet Water http://kuow.org/post/more-communities-look-recycling-toilet-water As California deals with a historic drought, more communities are looking to recycling sewage and storm runoff as a way to deal with the water crisis.<p>At the Edward C. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:33:51 +0000 editor 30852 at http://kuow.org More Communities Look To Recycling Toilet Water Possible Rate Hikes For Seattle Public Utilities Customers http://kuow.org/post/possible-rate-hikes-seattle-public-utilities-customers <p>Steve Scher talks with Ray Hoffman, director of Seattle Public Utilities, about the possible rate hikes for Seattle residents. SPU is hosting <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/util/AboutUs/Management/Director/StrategicBusinessPlan/index.htm">four public meetings</a> to collect comments from the community. <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/util/AboutUs/Management/Director/StrategicBusinessPlan/index.htm"> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:17:50 +0000 Steve Scher & Hannah Burn 28324 at http://kuow.org Possible Rate Hikes For Seattle Public Utilities Customers Portland Voters Keep Fluoride Out Of Drinking Water http://kuow.org/post/portland-voters-keep-fluoride-out-drinking-water <p></p><p>Voters in Portland, Oregon have decide not to add fluoride to their municipal drinking water. Seattle and most other large cities in the US added the chemical decades ago to prevent cavities in children.</p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:28:11 +0000 Jamala Henderson 13535 at http://kuow.org Portland Voters Keep Fluoride Out Of Drinking Water Lake Managers Get New Tool To Combat Algae http://kuow.org/post/lake-managers-get-new-tool-combat-algae <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042413TB_Lakes_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>Nothing spoils a summer swim in your favorite lake like an algae bloom. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:57:13 +0000 Tom Banse 11986 at http://kuow.org Lake Managers Get New Tool To Combat Algae Environmentalists Announce Water Pollution Lawsuit Over Escaped Coal http://kuow.org/post/environmentalists-announce-water-pollution-lawsuit-over-escaped-coal <p>Environmental groups <a href="http://earthfix.kuow.org/water/article/whats-in-the-water-under-the-ballard-rail-bridge/" title="">have collected samples of black rock collected in water bodies along train tracks</a> in the Northwest and found that some of that rock is coal. The Sierra Club, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Columbia Riverkeeper and other environmental groups have sent a <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/133664583/2013-04-01-FINAL-Coal-Train-Notice-Letter-Club-FINAL-Signed" title="">notice of intent</a> to sue BNSF Railway and several coal companies for violations of the Clean Water Act. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:09:04 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 10795 at http://kuow.org Environmentalists Announce Water Pollution Lawsuit Over Escaped Coal The Next Act For Clean Water http://kuow.org/post/next-act-clean-water <p></p><p>The Clean Water Act turned 40 this year. What has it accomplished? Where would we be without it? And what will the next 40 years look like for clean water in this country? <em>Weekday</em> presents a special broadcast produced by <a href="http://earthfix.kuow.org/clean-water/">KUOW's EarthFix</a> and <a href="http://www.loe.org/">Living On Earth</a> from Public Radio International. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 5695 at http://kuow.org The Next Act For Clean Water Eric Stowe Strives To Make A Splash In China With Clean Water http://kuow.org/post/eric-stowe-strives-make-splash-china-clean-water <p></p><p>Eric Stowe’s Seattle-based nonprofit <a href="http://splash.org/">Splash</a> works to provide clean water to children in China and the developing world. Ross Reynolds talks with Eric Stowe about how he got involved in clean water and the struggles he faces in his work . Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:54:55 +0000 Ross Reynolds 4868 at http://kuow.org Eric Stowe Strives To Make A Splash In China With Clean Water A City Grows Up: Shoreline Votes To Found Own Water Utility http://kuow.org/post/city-grows-shoreline-votes-found-own-water-utility <p>Last Tuesday's general election marked a decisive moment for the city of Shoreline: 70 percent of voters there agreed to buy water services back from the city of Seattle and create their own water utility.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:05:27 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 3546 at http://kuow.org A City Grows Up: Shoreline Votes To Found Own Water Utility How We Got Into Such A Mess With Stormwater http://kuow.org/post/how-we-got-such-mess-stormwater <p>The Clean Water Act took effect 40 years ago Thursday. In 1972, stormwater pollution was nowhere near a top priority. Today, it’s taken the lead as the top water contaminator. How bad is it? Puget Sound diver Laura James takes us where nobody wants to go — inside a stormwater outfall — to get an upclose&nbsp;look.</p><p><a href="http://earthfix.kuow.org/water/article/drained-how-we-got-into-such-a-mess-with-stormwate/"><em>Read the full story on KUOW's EarthFix</em></a></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:41:22 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 1846 at http://kuow.org How We Got Into Such A Mess With Stormwater