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To drink or not to drink: Advocacy group prepares to sue Newark over elevated lead levels in water

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As Newark, N.J. grows, it must deal with a serious dilemma: water.

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Compton’s water woes resurface

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Last week, residents of Compton complained of murky water coming from their faucets. Although city officials say that the water is fine, its’ citizens refuse to drink it.

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Dead zones mushroom in waters around the world

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Increasing reports of fish life littered on shores or massive areas of little life indicate a growing issue; our sea life is dying.

In coastal waters, scientists report the continual spread of dead zones. Known as hypoxia, dead zones are areas in the sea with low levels of oxygen. As oxygen decreases, algae blooms, resulting in conditions in which only a few organisms can survive. Literally, the depleted oxygen levels cause marine life to suffocate.

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