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Steeled by past drought, governor is reshaping how largest U.S. state uses and distributes water.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations are insufficient for guarding against pesticides, heavy metals, solvents, and other hazardous chemicals being put into waterways from sewage treatment plants, according to an investigation by the agency’s internal watchdog. Hazardous chemicals come under two sets of regulations. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) applies to most circumstances, and […]

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By the end of the month, Brazil’s national water regulator hopes to finalize proposed water restrictions in two states hit by the region’s worst-ever drought. BN Americas reports that industries in rural areas of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais states will see water deliveries reduced by 30 percent in addition to daily water cuts for […]

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Pervasive fear about consequences of another dry winter.

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Last month, the White House office that oversees new regulations completed its review of a list of water contaminants that could be subjected to federal regulation. On August 27, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs returned the list to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which will make it public later this year, according to […]

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The potential for violence, conflict, and government upheaval arising from natural resource scarcity and a warming planet continues to catch the eye of America’s top spooks. “Competition for scarce resources, such as food, water, or energy, will likely increase tensions within and between states and could lead to more localized or regional conflicts, or exacerbate […]

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Better plans and more data are needed to guide response.

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New laws signed today address challenges highlighted in Jerry Brown’s first term – in the 1970s.

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A new approach puts people at the center of the water discussion.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made final new rules that will help prevent unused medications from contaminating waterways. Pharmacies are now authorized to collect unwanted narcotics, stimulants, and other “controlled substances.” Before, these pills had to be turned over to law enforcement officials. One-day drug collection events have grown in popularity. Clean water advocates are […]

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Pharmacies, hospitals, and distributors are now authorized to collect narcotics, opiates, and other “controlled” drugs.

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Dammed by the landslide, the Sun Koshi River breaks free.

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of reducing groundwater use.

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More than five years ago, a state and federal task force charged with developing a strategy for shrinking the low-oxygen dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico called on the 12 member states to produce plans by the end of 2013 for addressing the root cause: too much fertilizer flowing from farm fields into rivers; […]

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If global warming increases vegetation in high mountain zones, less water might be available for rivers.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criticized a $US 25 billion water supply and ecosystem restoration plan for California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, saying that the plan would violate federal Clean Water Act standards for water quality and may not produce the desired habitat improvements. The delta is the largest estuary on the U.S. west coast and […]

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The Assembly votes on Thursday.

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Farmers are guzzling groundwater while wells of families run dry.

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In a set of draft guidelines meant to improve federal environmental reviews of new projects and policies, the White House Council on Environmental Quality recommended three circumstances in which broad “programmatic” analyses should be undertaken: 1) before setting national or regional rules 2) before adopting a plan for managing multiple resources 3) before making decisions […]

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Californians are taking less water out of rivers, lakes, and aquifers.

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