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New civil rights movement emerges around septic system pollution

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SG delivers remarks at the closing ceremony of COP21

Though not mentioned in the final agreement, water nonetheless firmly staked a spot in the global climate agenda

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The Rundown World leaders produce an agreement for reducing carbon pollution. Mexico owes the United States some Rio Grande water. After California drought bill dries up, finger-pointing begins. House passes microbead ban. An Oregon fish is removed from the endangered species list. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes new oil and gas rules for wildlife […]

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The rate of storage expansion has slowed since the mid-20th century

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Countries see climate adaptation as a water problem

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The Rundown Drought legislation will likely wait until next year. Federal officials travel to Paris for the UN climate conference. Climate change will hammer U.S. agriculture, while the National Park Service reports on climate adaptation at coastal parks and reserves. The House passes a bill that changes hydropower licensing and a bill that modifies a […]

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Lake Powell and nearby surburbs is seen from an Eco-Flight plane giving students tours, looking at water and energy issues along the Upper Colorado River. The Glen Canyon Dam was built to store water inaddition to providing power for states down river making Lake Powell. When the lake is full 3 to 4 percent of the water is lost due to evorporation. Photo by Heather Rousseau, courtesy of Eco-Flight

21st century conditions require big changes in approach ensuring adequate water supplies.

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Legislation does not authorize or fund dam removal

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Water groups, active in Paris, focus on implementing a climate agreement

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Better management, research, and funding is needed

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The Rundown President Obama arrives in Paris. The Interior Department will review a proposed river diversion in southwest New Mexico. Food safety rule targets irrigation water. The Coast Guard updates a ballast water rule. 2015 continues to break heat records. “We support a strong and ambitious agreement that holds countries accountable for the emission target […]

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More research and funding is needed to help understand the severity

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The Rundown Longstanding opponents Florida and Georgia are attempting to work out their differences over water use in a contested river basin while the Supreme Court appoints an expert to oversee a groundwater lawsuit. An EPA advisory committee offers recommendations for updating the agency’s lead and copper rule. A Senate committee advances a bill to […]

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Fate of an expensive Southwest water supply project is at stake

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Plan will endorse conservation, storage, and agricultural transfers as strategies to address projected water shortfall

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Well drillers for Hydro Resources drill a well near Sublette, Kansas.

Newer groundwater is a small fraction of total reserves

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The Rundown America’s top diplomat said that climate change will stress society because of water. Lake Erie algae bloom was the worst this century while researchers develop an early warning system for algae. Alabama and Florida senators wade into long-running Southeast water fight. Utah congressman redesigns a lauded, and now expired, conservation fund. The EPA […]

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Congress could allow year-end deadline for review and enactment to expire.

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The Rundown The biggest symbol of the climate change fight in North America is denied a permit. The EPA publishes its first national report on wetland health. The Senate votes against Clean Water rule. Mexico and the United States sign a water deal. The EPA’s internal watchdog is expanding an investigation of the Gold King […]

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Australia Coal Mines Prompt Concerns about Groundwater and Climate

Mining Queensland’s ample coal seams will require a lot of groundwater — and lead to more carbon pollution.

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