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The Ache of Injustice

I peered deep into the 50 gallon plastic container at the few inches of water remaining at the bottom. Just moments before, the bucket was full- but after 20 minutes of using this water to pressure wash the inside of the 2500 gal water tank that provides water for the Ramirez* home, my plastic container was practically empty. 553 more words

Environmental Justice

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Observations from Emily Vandewalle, a graduate student who just completed her MS in Geography and now is off to the Philippines to work with a water NGO.

Texas Colonias: Red Tape or Politics as Barrier to Decent Housing?

Last summer The Texas Tribune published a two-part series on Texas colonias. The first article addresses the efforts and problems with securing habitable dwellings for residents ( 264 more words

Environmental Justice

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'If no gasoline, no water': the rise of water vending machines in South Texas

Rather than drink tap water delivered through community water systems, thousands of families living in south Texas “colonias,” low-income peri-urban and rural subdivisions on the US-Mexico border, rely on private water vending machines.   764 more words

Water Insecurity

The Cycle of Life

Posted on behalf of Tuula Perry, Team Leader, Team East

I was offered a job on Wednesday (July 23rd) with the Garden to Table Program… 574 more words

Team Massachusetts

SONA 2014 - Philippines / State of the Nation Address

Monday, July 28
at 5:00pm

Union Square, San Francisco
333 Post St, San Francisco, California 94102

On July 28, Philippine President Noynoy Aquino will be delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA). 142 more words


Texas Tribune - Drinking Water Systems Draw Federal Concerns

More than 310 public drinking water systems in Texas — nearly 4.5 percent of the state’s regulated public water systems — have quality issues that haven’t been adequately addressed, federal officials told the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this year. 21 more words

TRLA In The News

Why don't you hear about the Jordan River?

In the desperate attempt to touch the other end of the world, the only way for me to fold into the sorrow of Palestine is to dig a deep well to tap an aquifer of tears, that each day is recharged with a new surge of pain.  1,290 more words

Arab Israeli Conflict