5 environmental stories that affected Tampa Bay in 2021 and what’s ahead in 2022

Dead fish fill the end of a canal near St. Petersburg's Snell Isle Marina off Snell Island on July 16 as a Red Tide bloom persists on the Florida Gulf Coast.

The environment dominated headlines this spring and summer in Tampa Bay, despite the enduring coronavirus pandemic, as back-to-back crises threatened the region’s namesake waterway.

For more information, visit: https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/01/01/5-environmental-stories-that-affected-tampa-bay-in-2021-and-whats-ahead-in-2022/

First-ever New Jersey data say PFAS in drinking water exceeded safe levels at water systems serving more than half a million people

First-ever New Jersey data say PFAS in drinking water exceeded safe levels  at water systems serving more than half a million people

So-called forever chemicals exceeded maximum levels in 74 separate water systems that provide drinking water to more than half a million people across New Jersey, according to an Inquirer analysis of new data released by the state.

For more Information, visit: https://www.inquirer.com/news/new-jersey/new-jersey-pfas-pfoa-pfos-forever-chemicals-20220125.html

5 environmental stories that affected Tampa Bay in 2021 and what’s ahead in 2022

5 environmental stories that affected Tampa Bay in 2021 and what's ahead in  2022

The environment dominated headlines this spring and summer in Tampa Bay, despite the enduring coronavirus pandemic, as back-to-back crises threatened the region’s namesake waterway.

For more Information, visit: https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/01/01/5-environmental-stories-that-affected-tampa-bay-in-2021-and-whats-ahead-in-2022/

Residents in Gainesville experience water shortage

Residents in Gainesville experiencing a water shortage

GAINESVILLE, Mo. — Residents who live in Gainseville, Missouri are experiencing water issues.

The City of Gainesville made a social post stating the well located on the west side was down on Friday, January 21. City officials say crews are currently working on restoring the well.

For more information, visit: https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/residents-in-gainesville-experiencing-a-water-shortage/

Troubled east St. Tammany water system to get $23 million for new water towers, other upgrades

Troubled east St. Tammany water system to get $23 million for new water  towers, other upgrades | News | nola.com

A St. Tammany Parish-owned water utility that has drawn a torrent of complaints from residents of Cross Gates and other neighborhoods it serves in the Slidell area will get nearly $23 million in upgrades thanks to money from the American Rescue Plan, Parish President Mike Cooper announced Monday.

For more information, visit: https://www.nola.com/news/article_3f5a5c96-7d5d-11ec-8daa-77f2f0ba8600.html

In Emmaus, hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ in the water linked to firefighting foam force the borough into a major expense, possible legal action

Emmaus water prompts EPA advisory over 'forever chemicals' - The Morning  Call

Chemicals in the firefighting foam used at the Emmaus Fire Department’s training facility for many years leached into the aquifer that serves the wells of the borough’s water system, accumulating to levels that prompted a health advisory from the Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information, visit: https://www.mcall.com/news/local/east-penn/mc-nws-emmaus-water-contamination-20220124-jhfi3fkgcrbr7krztztgbwolku-story.html

Jupiter Adds New Metrics for Extreme Cold and Local Water Stress to ClimateScore Global Analytics Platform

Jupiter Adds New Metrics for Extreme Cold and Local Water

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jupiter, the leading provider of predictive data and analytics for climate risk and resilience, today announced the most recent enhancements to ClimateScore Global™, the company’s flagship climate risk analytics tool that provides physical risk assessment for any point on the land surface of the planet through the year 2100. The new metrics predict future physical risk from extreme cold and local water stress, alongside existing analytics covering flooding, extreme precipitation, extreme heat, high wind, drought, wildfire, and hail.

For more information: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/01/19/2369498/0/en/Jupiter-Adds-New-Metrics-for-Extreme-Cold-and-Local-Water-Stress-to-ClimateScore-Global-Analytics-Platform.html

New Water Restrictions In Place For Thousands In Diamond Bar, Pomona, Walnut

New Water Restrictions In Place For Thousands In Diamond Bar, Pomona, Walnut

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Walnut Valley Water District issued water restrictions Tuesday in response to the state’s ongoing drought situation.

The WVWD Board of Directors declared a level 2 water shortage, which calls for a 20% drop in water use.

For more information, visit: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-water-restrictions-in-place-for-thousands-in-diamond-bar-pomona-walnut/ar-AASWFJj

Nobody knows how much water New Mexico has: Survival depends on finding out

Nobody knows how much water New Mexico has: Survival depends on finding out

MAGDALENA, N.M. – Mayor Richard Rumpf drives slowly through town — population 870 —  and gestures toward the new ambulance, the volunteer fire department that he captains, the library housed in a converted train station. His role in the community spans everything from substitute teaching at the local school — “State champs again,” he says proudly of the boys basketball team — to playing Santa Claus in the Christmas parade. 

For more information, visit: https://www.demingheadlight.com/story/news/2022/01/18/how-much-water-does-new-mexico-have/6559502001/

CCWD adopts new water shortage rates

CCWD adopts new water shortage rates | Local News Stories | hmbreview.com

The Coastside County Water District last week approved new policies meant to incentivize water conservation and keep the agency financially stable during droughts. The move caps a yearslong process that could be a glimpse at future costs should droughts continue to be longer and more frequent.

For more information, visit: https://www.hmbreview.com/news/ccwd-adopts-new-water-shortage-rates/article_4da46564-7946-11ec-871c-d7413a5959fe.html