As has been the case with electricity usage during the pandemic, water usage has also gone down. With the change in water usage, it’s had both positive and negative effects on people and the environment, according to the latest findings by the Pacific Institute. Heather Cooley is Director of Research with the organization.
Before San Francisco office workers start streaming back to downtown high-rises again, property owners and managers need to make sure those buildings are safe. Not just from the threat of coronavirus circulating among cubicles, but from medical problems that can be caused when water in buildings sits stagnant for months.
The health of our environment affects industries across the board. One likely to be hit hard in the future is agriculture.
To protect ourselves from the coronavirus, health officials repeatedly tell us to “wash our hands.” Many people can do that, but if you don’t have water in your home because it has been shut off by the water utility, you can’t perform this basic, life-saving function.
From delaying Arctic expeditions to canceling climate summits, the coronavirus pandemic is hindering global progress on fighting climate change and raising fears over a long-term hit to scientific research budgets.
Scientists have been ringing the alarm on climate change and its inevitable impacts on our future for equally as long. The vast majority of climate scientists — 97% — agree that humans are causing climate change, with the data explicitly backing up their beliefs.
While the coronavirus pandemic has upended our way of life, there are surprising ways in which it is actually helping our planet. In some places, animals such as sea turtles are being seen for the first time in years. Air quality is also improving.
Is the environment better off since major cities across the globe are in lockdown and humans have stayed inside? Here are seven ways the coronavirus pandemic is helping — and hurting — the environment.
There is no evidence supporting the author’s claim that the San Joaquin Valley’s water supply challenges are linked to California’s food security or the rise in foreign produce imports.
Clean water is essential during the COVID-19 health crisis, but so far Congress hasn’t directed funds to help water utilities or stop water shutoffs in low-income households.
The world is facing an unprecedented public health crisis and people are understandably scared, but one thing you don’t have to be afraid of is contracting COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, from your tap water.