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Japan to start releasing treated Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

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Japan plans to release into the sea more than 1 million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear station, the government said on Tuesday, a decision that is likely to anger neighbors s...

MSNBC host mangles Georgia voting law, suggests it’s illegal for voters to have food and water in line

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"We have heard a lot about no food or water in line, but beyond those headlines, what is the most dangerous part of this bill?" she asked Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, D. "The most dangerous part of this bill, ...

Tokyo Olympic organizers postpone water polo test event

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Reports in Japan say technical officials were unable to go to Japan because of strict procedures to enter the country. Organizers did not confirm that but said in a statement: "Considering the schedule of each stakeh...

Florida Gov. DeSantis declares a state of emergency for Tampa-area water waste issue

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Florida's Manatee County Public Safety Department has ordered a complete evacuation of the Piney Point reservoir site and surrounding areas due a leak that could cause a collapse of phosphogypsum stacks, waste that ...

Strong winds and low tides lead to ‘abnormally’ low water levels in Alabama

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Strong winds are leading to abnormally low water levels in areas of Mobile Bay, Alabama. Stephen Miller, meteorologist for the National Weather Service (NWS) in Mobile, explains that strong north winds at the time ...

It’s now illegal in Georgia to give food and water to voters in line

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Georgia's new sweeping elections law has a number of controversial provisions that will restrict access to voting. But one in particular has some people shaking their heads. Under the bill, signed into law Thursday ...

Start planning for a world with a lot less water

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Ban Ki-moon was the eighth secretary-general of the United Nations. Patrick Verkooijen is CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation, an international environmental organization that partners with the public and private ...

Jackson, Mississippi, gets clearance to lift boil water notices weeks after brutal winter storms

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All boil water notices in the city of Jackson, Mississippi -- put in place after last month's powerful winter storms -- have been lifted, city officials announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday. "The City of Jack...

Mississippi capital aims to lift boil water notice still in effect for 43,000 connections after February storms

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Many Jackson, Mississippi residents may finally return to a sense of normalcy regarding their water supply, which has remained strained since the capital was struck by severe winter storms in February. While water h...

Egyptian swimmer takes the art of leaping out of water to new heights

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Egyptian swimmer Omar Sayed Shaaban soared to success when he set a new record for the highest jump out of water while wearing a monofin. The 21-year-old from Ismailia reached the unusual event's new best height whe...

Jackson, Mississippi, officials report progress in restoring water after last month’s powerful storm

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After more than two weeks without a drop of water, one Jackson, Mississippi, restaurant is finally back open for business. "It has been depressing, coming into work thinking we're going to open again, we get a drip...

Safe water — it’s what women want

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The Rt Hon. Helen Clark is a former Prime Minister of New Zealand and is board chair of the World Health Organization's Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health. Laura Chinchilla is former President of Co...

Around 5,000 customers are still without water in Jackson, Mississippi, city official says

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Though thousands are still under boil water advisories, about 5,000 water customers in Jackson, Mississippi, don't any have service, a decline from earlier this week. Charles Williams, public works director in Jacks...

In Jackson, Mississippi, some residents have been without water going on two weeks

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Many residents of Jackson, Mississippi, have been without water since a winter storm hit the area in February. And many are still not sure when it will return. The storm, which also affected Texas and Louisiana, cau...

Over half a million Texans are still under boil water advisories a week after a winter storm brutalized the South

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Over half a million Texans are still under boil water notices more than a week after a winter storm brutalized large swaths of the South, leaving millions without water and power for days. A total of 509,206 people ...

The bizarre and totally scientific way that alligators breathe in icy water

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Winter storms have battered the US this week, and many animals are struggling in the cold. The cold-blooded alligator, though, is getting through the week with an unusual method of survival. This week, an employee ...

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