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Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.

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The Rundown A new federal bond program targets public-private infrastructure deals while the EPA gains an infrastructure finance center. The secretary of state promotes dam-building in Pakistan. An aqueduct in Kansas would cost $US 18 billion. The EPA released a final report defining waters covered by the Clean Water Act. The Supreme Court denied an […]

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Precipitation was near average, but temperatures smashed the previous heat record.

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Water rises on the world agenda.

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The Rundown The Bureau of Reclamation analyzes a California recycled water project and a linking of reservoirs in Washington state. President Obama opposes Keystone XL legislation. Texas assesses an oil spill, while the Food and Drug Administration releases new draft rules for irrigation water. Scientists begin a California weather study. And 2014 was hot, hot, […]

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Circle of Blue’s Keith Schneider discusses the implications of the landmark climate agreement.

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The Rundown The Interior secretary talks about local fracking bans. Yucca Mountain needs water rights while Vermont Yankee nuclear plant shuts down. Water disputes accumulate on the Supreme Court docket. A Keystone XL hearing kicks off the 114th Congress. Environmental reviews begin for invasive species in the Great Lakes and an Arizona copper mine. “I […]

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John Burchard, General Manager of the Alpaugh Community Services District, walks a ditch bank on the outskirts of town. The small farmworker community in California's Central Valley suffers from high levels of arsenic and other contaminates in its drinking water.

Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.

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Water fits a new global development agenda.

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Water features prominently at world’s largest Earth sciences conference.

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The Rundown Federal agencies release regulatory schedules for 2015. The EPA hands out a record Clean Water Act penalty. A Bureau of Reclamation study looks at tribal water use in the Colorado River Basin. President Obama signs a bill for drinking water and sanitation in poor countries. “Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services […]

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The Rundown The Colorado River Delta is greener thanks to cooperation between Mexico and the United States. The Interior secretary talks about water. Jail time could be coming for the individuals responsible for the West Virginia chemical spill. Sea-level rise will increase nuisance floods. “Our role is as a convener, making sure all parties are […]

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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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