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Surge in oil and gas production has seen more spills that are harming water supplies.

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The Rundown Budget deal preserves water infrastructure spending and includes guidelines for financing large dams abroad. NOAA scientists examine the causes of the California drought while the House passes drought legislation. The Ogallala Aquifer continues shrinking and ecosystems along the Mexico-U.S. border need comprehensive solutions. Seven rivers will get protected status and the Great Lakes […]

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Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.

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Reporter Brett Walton previews two plans — in Arkansas and Colorado — that will be unveiled this week, in addition to the Kansas plan that is due out next year

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A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.

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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 […]

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Veteran scholars argue that creative solutions for the iconic watershed must begin with a hard fact, something our Brett Walton finds refreshing.

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An investigation begins this week as to whether spills of heavy oils pose a greater environmental threat than spills of other crude oils.

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The Rundown The EPA’s watchdog sniffs at landfill monitoring. The Obama administration ponders the viability of small satellites while a large satellite sends back images of the world’s oeans. The Senate Environment Committee will think about innovation in wastewater treatment. The Bureau of Reclamation invests in water research. Quote: By the Numbers $US 9.2 million: […]

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The details are lacking, as risk disclosures often have a narrow focus and significant data gaps.

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The Rundown Lawmakers asked questions about toxic algae and international water conflicts, while regulators looked at liquefied natural gas terminals and pipelines. The Supreme Court appointed two special masters for interstate water lawsuits, and the president’s climate task force released adaptation recommendations. “Some may believe that the solution to this drinking water problem is a […]

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From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.

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Recycling wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than river diversions.

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The Rundown U.S. irrigation moves east and increases its efficiency. A climate deal with China includes water-energy research, while Senate Energy Committee passes water-energy legislation. The Obama administration pledges $US 3 billion for a green climate fund. The Senate prepares for a Keystone XL vote. California hopes to pipe desalinated water from Mexico. A New […]

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Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.

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A joint energy research program will be extended and expanded to include water.

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The Rundown Florida and Georgia will meet in the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgia files a separate water lawsuit against federal dam managers. The nation’s water withdrawals continue to drop, while Arkansas’s groundwater withdrawals rise. A new water data website tracks river flows in two countries. The U.S. Justice Department levies a Clean Water Act fine. […]

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The Water Risk Monetizer guides corporate investments where water is scarce.

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easures passed in California, Florida, and Maine, while North Dakota voted against conservation fund.

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Rules for choosing the most controversial projects will be written later.

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