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The Global Rundown A drought in Haiti is threatening nearly a third of the country’s population with food insecurity. In response to the California drought, Los Angeles cut its water use by 21 percent last month. Millions of people are losing their water due to conflict in Syria. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency underestimated the […]

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The Global Rundown Heavy rainfall has caused a large sewage spill on one of Hawaii’s most famous beaches. A new analysis predicts water stress by country in 2040. Coca Cola will meet its goal of replacing a large portion of the water it uses for production five years early. “All I can do is apologize to […]

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The Global Rundown A new data tool aims to help countries in water-scarce regions like North Africa improve water management. Improving water management globally will be necessary to meet the new Sustainable Development Goals, but the risk of water conflicts may be overblown, experts said at World Water Week in Stockholm. In the United States, […]

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The Global Rundown Documents released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency show that they knew of the risk for a spill of contaminated waste water at the Gold King mine in Colorado. Investment in New Orleans‘ flood defenses has given residents the confidence to return and rebuild. Farmers in Northern California are forced to […]

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The Global Rundown Frackers in Texas are turning to treated sewage as a way to supply water for their operations. A study has officially linked the California drought to climate change. The Navajo Nation has received water of questionable quality from the EPA. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I couldn’t believe the EPA’s […]

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The Global Rundown In Tanzania, the government is confronting the energy food nexus by declaring hydropower plants as protected areas, thus preventing farmers from using the water resources for irrigation. In California, the San Joaquin River Valley is sinking at an increased speed thanks to groundwater depletion. Flooding in Myanmar has left tens of thousands […]

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The Global Rundown Rainfall over the Andes in Bolivia and Peru could decrease dramatically in the next century. Water utilities in California are raising rates as the drought continues. Reporters at Wired have asked an age-old question about that glass of water next to the bed. “The persistence of this drought has begun to outstrip the tools […]

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The Global Rundown Forecast water levels in Lake Mead mean that states that depend on the reservoir should avoid water cuts next year. Cuba placed its civil defense on alert due to drought, a drought in Alberta prompted officials to restrict water withdrawals from the Athabasca River, and low water levels in Lake Kariba will […]

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The Global Rundown Olympic sailors in Rio de Janeiro are being extra careful not to contract waterborne diseases. A water-cleaning book has been successfully tested in South Africa, Ghana and Bangladesh. River stretches in New Mexico have been reopened for use after a toxic chemical spill earlier in the month. “We are taking appropriate supplements […]

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The Global Rundown A plume of toxic mine waste spilled on the Animas River in Colorado last week has reached Lake Powell. A group of distillers are looking more closely at how water affects the taste of their spirits. The leading presidential candidate in Argentina has cut short a trip abroad after flooding in the […]

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The Global Rundown The drought in Puerto Rico is so severe that the territory is cutting school days in some areas and asking the U.S. Department of Defense for relief. President Obama signed the Drinking Water Protection Act, which seeks to safeguard human health from algal toxins in places like the Great Lakes. The U.S. […]

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The Global Rundown Aid agencies asked for greater access to deliver water and other supplies to war-torn Yemen, and Burkina Faso also asked for aid in the aftermath of severe flooding near its capital. Water rationing is not equal in Puerto Rico, activists said, while the territory’s water authority offered to sell bonds to improve […]

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The Global Rundown Flooding from Typhoon Soudelor contaminated drinking water for millions of people in Taiwan. Communities in Palestine struggled with water shortages, a heatwave and dry conditions forced Poland to cut power supplies, and officials banned fishing in a national park in the United States due to drought. Conservationists raised concerns about tigers living […]

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The Global Rundown New Zealand plans to close its coal-fired power plants and transition almost entirely to renewable energy sources. Acid mine drainage is a persistent pollution problem in the western United States, and protesters in Brazil continue to pressure Rio de Janeiro to clean up its Olympic waters. Turkey completed the undersea portion of […]

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The Global Rundown One million gallons of mine waste water have been accidentally released into a river in Colorado. Researchers in Canada have developed a device that rides on the back of a fish and measures water quality. Flooding in Myanmar has the president urging residents to evacuate. “Upon suspending work last year, the EPA […]

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The Global Rundown In Bangladesh, a canal is being dredged to remove pollution from a major source of fresh water, despite claims it will not solve the root causes of water pollution. A study from a university in Canada explores the tradeoffs between water demand and food security in urban agriculture. Chile is expecting rain […]

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The Global Rundown Glaciers worldwide are melting much more quickly than they did in the past century, scientists found. Myanmar appealed for international flood aid, an Australian court revoked approval for a proposed coal mine, and Oklahoma passed new rules to limit underground injections of oil and gas wastewater. Rural communities face water shortages in […]

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The Global Rundown The United Nations unveiled a new set of Sustainable Development Goals to address world problems like hunger, poverty, and water management, and the United States released a new plan to cut climate change pollution. California registered a large “rain debt”, while monsoon rains in India caused deadly floods and landslides. Oil pollution […]

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The Global Rundown Communities in Zambia have filed an international lawsuit against a mining company due to drinking water pollution, while a different company announced it will lay off workers at one of the country’s copper mines due to hydropower shortages. Monsoon floods could pollute a world heritage site in Vietnam, Pakistan may soon be […]

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The Global Rundown California has beaten its statewide water conservation target for another month. None of the 2016 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro are safe for swimming or boating. Former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company will face charges stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. “We will be in their face…. We are […]

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