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From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.

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Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.

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Six-state region at head of American recovery.

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Rules for choosing the most controversial projects will be written later.

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America’s seventh-largest city debates a pipeline project worth billions as the second-fastest-growing state faces more demands for water in its third year of severe drought.

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted for more than 100 years.

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More of the same is not working in changed conditions of the 21st century.

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

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DianchiLakeAlgae

Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway.

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Better plans and more data are needed to guide response.

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Ohio River project is departure for funds-starved U.S. water infrastructure installations.

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

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

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

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Farmers are guzzling groundwater while wells of families run dry.

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

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New rules seek sustainable use, but the details will be written later by local agencies.

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Detroit Water Shut off Life Without Water Voices from Detroit Circle of Blue J. Carl Ganter Todd Zawistowski

The U.S. government spends more than $450 million each year to provide water and sanitation to poor and vulnerable populations around the world. It’s the first rule of international development, and it brings health, education, and prosperity. Yet in Detroit — a city under emergency management that is reeling from decades of deindustrialization and neighborhood […]

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Where the Maumee River feeds into Lake Erie, the city of Toledo relies on the lake to supply drinking water for half a million residents in northern Ohio. Intense algal blooms, which can release toxins capable of causing severe liver damage, caused a neighboring Ohio community water treatment plant to shut down in September.

Explore options from stricter fertilizer regulations to funding water plant improvements.

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The spending measure now goes to the voters in November.

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