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

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Lack of testing requirements inhibits more thorough review of drinking water safety.

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Current targets not enough to stop algal toxins.

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Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half times the volume of a full Lake Mead.

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Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.

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University of Michigan study provides online video scenarios of fast and expansive movement of oil in two Great Lakes.

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Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

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Along the 1,800-mile river basin,locals wrestle with water demands.

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Pipelines and canals buy some cities a ticket out of water stress — for now.

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Food prices set to climb as production of wheat and other staple crops is cut.

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Report calls for new Himalayan development policy; stirs political battle in New Delhi.

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The Southwest is drying out, while the Northeast is becoming wetter.

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New research finds that agricultural practices lead to biggest threat to water quality and health in the Great Lakes.

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A legendary freshwater research facility in western Ontario has a new operator.

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Sierra Nevada snowpack, a major part of California’s water supply equation, is near record lows.

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Increased heat and water scarcity will limit food production. Farmers and food markets can adapt, but only to a point.

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To meet rising demands for both resources, greater harmony will be necessary.

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From soil to stratosphere, scientific understanding of the water cycle will take a giant leap in 2014.

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Snow is scarce, reservoirs are approaching bottom, and groundwater is being exhausted in the nation’s most populous state. More than a dozen communities face water shortages in the next 60 to 100 days, and there will be zero water deliveries from the state’s largest canal system this year.

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Plans to stop the invasive fish are costly, and most take more than 10 years to complete.

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