Water http://kplu.org en Student journalists explore the trouble with water in coverage of symposium http://kplu.org/post/student-journalists-explore-trouble-water-coverage-symposium <p>With the quality of water worldwide declining and the increasing scarcity of it in many places becoming more prominent, student journalists at Pacific Lutheran University took up a challenge by KPLU to cover a local symposium on water.</p><p>&quot;Our Thirsty Planet&quot; centers on the exploitation and need for clean water around the world and is put on by <a href="http://www.plu.edu/ourthirstyplanet/Program%20Schedule/home.php">Pacific Lutheran University&rsquo;s Wang Center for Global Education</a>. The symposium is under way and the students have begun publishing their efforts on &quot;<a href="http://h2oforthought.wordpress.com">Water For Thought</a>,&quot; a Website created for this experiment in student-sourced journalism.</p><p>You can check out their work on that site and follow them on Twitter at @waterforthought.</p><p> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:21:07 +0000 Jake Ellison 4243 at http://kplu.org Student journalists explore the trouble with water in coverage of symposium The battle for clean water subject of PLU symposium http://kplu.org/post/battle-clean-water-subject-plu-symposium <p>The lack of clean drinking water and unsanitary living conditions widely affects communities stretching across the globe, and for Rick McKenney standing by idle while people die from water-related illnesses every day is not an option.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;In the States, water is there when you turn the faucet on and in a lot of places it isn&rsquo;t,&rdquo; said McKenney, founder of the Washington-based Water for Humans organization.</p></blockquote><p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:14:12 +0000 Evan Hoover 4217 at http://kplu.org The battle for clean water subject of PLU symposium Some help for Yakima Valley residents with bad wells http://kplu.org/post/some-help-yakima-valley-residents-bad-wells <p>Residents with contaminated wells in the Yakima Valley are getting state-funded purification systems, at least some of them are. Many families there have been drinking water polluted with nitrates and bacteria.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 01:55:29 +0000 Anna King 472 at http://kplu.org Some help for Yakima Valley residents with bad wells