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Water + Climate
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With exceptions like California and Australia, regions and cities shape resilient adaptations to water security.

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Second largest U.S. city confronts new era of water scarcity with innovations on a new scale.

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Climate change models have long predicted a drying West. In California, the future has arrived.

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Grazing cattle vastly outnumber people in the Sites Valley of northern California, where a new reservoir is proposed.

New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.

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Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.

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Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

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In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving “net zero” energy use are top priorities.

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Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.

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Beyond Sendai, water community turns attention to Sustainable Development Goals.

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Despite warm and cold extremes in 2014, precipitation and temperature trends over the past century show a drier Southwest and Southeast, a wetter Midwest and Northeast, and overall warming. By Kaye LaFond Circle of Blue The data is in, and though 2014 was a year of weather extremes, more than 120 years of record-keeping show […]

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A month after water supply was a central feature of a U.S. – China agreement, formal recognition of water scarcity and access is still elusive.

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Drought has placed Sao Paulo’s Cantareira water supply system under extreme stress.

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Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures are.

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New conditions of supply and demand in the world’s ninth-largest city.

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

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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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Covering about 88 percent of the lakes on February 13, the ice has implications for water levels, shipping and fisheries.

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Reservoirs are nearly empty, wells are being drilled deeper, and litigation abounds.

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The second bout of massive flooding in little more than a decade reveals Europe’s patchwork progress on flood risk management.

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