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Drinking Water Woes Spread

Drinking Water Woes Spread

The midwestern floods are responsible for a new threat to drinking water supplies, according to the Associated Press the flooding could contaminate more than 1 million private water wells.  The National Ground Water Association, a trade group for the industry that includes well systems, told the AP that “there are 1.1 million private wells in 300 flooded counties in 10 states: Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Kentucky.” 

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Midwest Still Flooded With Complications

Midwest Still Flooded With Complications

Last weekend, Missouri River flood waters in Kansas City overwhelmed city water treatment plants and the City was required by law to notify citizens that their drinking water had failed to meet a state safety standard. 

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Flood Waters in Midwest Drowning Farms and an AF Base

Flood Waters in Midwest Drowning Farms and an AF Base

The floods pummeling the Midwest this week could be the last straw for many small farmers and ranchers who were already struggling to make ends meet and then had to deal with the impacts of the President’s trade wars.  The New York Times explained that bankruptcy filings by farmers were up 19 percent last year across the Midwest to their highest level in a decade, and now for many of those farmers, their livestock and land have been washed away. 

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Climate change is affecting snowflakes, become a citizen scientist and measure the impacts!

Climate change is affecting snowflakes, become a citizen scientist and measure the impacts!

In layman’s terms: climate change is causing snowflakes to melt faster and look less pointy and instead more rounded. That’s according to a WNYC report from last year on the research being conducted at Columbia University’s Earth Institute as to how warmer winter air is changing the way snowflakes form. Instead of giving up in […]

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The Midwest Is The Latest Region To Experience Deadly Flooding

The Midwest Is The Latest Region To Experience Deadly Flooding

Flooding across the Midwest over the weekend caused residents to flee as levees were breached by the rising floodwaters and emergency workers had to use boats to rescue stranded residents of towns along the Platte, Missouri and Elkhorn Rivers, and at least two people have perished.  The rising floodwaters are the aftermath of the massive storm system that pushed through the nation’s midsection on Thursday and Friday, pushing rivers to record flood levels in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, according to the Associated Press. 

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One Drenched Thing: This Winter Was the Wettest Ever

One Drenched Thing: This Winter Was the Wettest Ever

If it felt to you like the rain never ended this winter, you are correct!  According to NOAA, due to “a steady march of snow and rain storms across the country between December 2018 and the end of February 2019 … the contiguous U.S. marked its wettest winter on record.”  How wet was it?  By […]

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