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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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THE COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 2009: The main recharge Dyke for the Coachella Valley, California, August 10 2009.  This dyke serves to maintain the Aquifer upon which Coachella depends, adding water to it protects the water source and protects the surrounding infrastructure from possible subsidence. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Reportage by Getty Images.)

A court test of federal water law by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has implications for the American West.

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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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Kariba Dam. Zambia. Zimbabwe. Taken March 9, 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hagviken/16784391202/

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

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Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.

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Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.

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A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.

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Bark beetles, water scarcity, and dying trees herald a region in ecological transition during the height of state’s four-year drought.

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Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.

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Water wells like these (I am pretty sure these are water wells??) , are a common site all around  Cuatro Cienegas and surrounding rural areas, symbolizing the rampant water extraction the area has experienced in recentl decades.

Proposed oil and gas development zones in Coahuila are among the driest in the Americas.

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State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.

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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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Hydro Resources drilling a well near Sublette, Kansas.

Scientists do not know how much groundwater is left.

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Increasing block rates garner closer attention.

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Expert panel finds “scientifically indefensible” conclusions in 14-volume study.

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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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State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as oil field dumps.

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Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.

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Debate demonstrates the power of water in the drying American West.

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Transparency , accountability, and civic participation are key to improving Sao Paulo’s water security.

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