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Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.
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The Global Rundown A severe drought is threatening food security in Central America. Los Angeles’ water supply is at risk from earthquakes, the newest section of China’s South-North project is now delivering water, and Jordan’s water sector desperately needs investment. Brazil found super bacteria at the 2016 Olympic sailing site, while the United States passed […]
 
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Just look at the Texas drought -- California could be waiting years to recover.
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The Rundown House Republicans try again to send more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers, but President Obama says he’ll veto the bill. The Senate Agriculture Committee talks about agriculture and water pollution, while a Seattle Superfund site gets a $US 342 million prescription. Congress passes a water rights settlement in the Colorado River Basin […]
 
The Global Rundown Rain is falling in California, but the state will need a lot more of it to break a three-year drought. Vietnam is predicting drought in the Mekong Delta next year, while Great Lakes water levels are rising. China is spending billions on a new fund to fight pollution, and Kiribati is pessimistic […]
 
The Global Rundown New Zealand is proactively curbing irrigation water in preparation for a drought, and Ghana is cutting electricity to factories due in part to low water levels. Brazil could face a recession if it doesn’t get enough rain, and California could lose its southernmost population of coho salmon. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is […]
 
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.
Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.
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Recycling wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than river diversions.
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The Cantareira reservoir water system that supplies half of Sao Paulo’s 20 million residents is now only 10 percent full after more than year of record-setting drought.
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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.
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