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Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.

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

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Nearly one dozen dams are planned for the Mekong River.

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New legislative proposal focuses on less expensive, short-term fixes.

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Farming practices are adding harmful nitrates to Iowa’s Raccoon River. The capital city’s water utility will vote at a March 10 board meeting to proceed with a Clean Water Act lawsuit.

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EPA’s Clean Water Rule confronts deep-rooted farm resistance.

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Snowpack in February 2015 was pitifully low in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges.

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One of Latin America’s greatest conservationists teaches the virtue of a natural landscape.

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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.

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The $US 900 million deal on scaled-back scheme neglects Palestine.

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Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.

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Rising electrical demand presents an opening for clean power, and new risks from fossil fuels.

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Droughts that are extreme by today’s standards will be normal by the end of the century, according to NASA research.

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Little snow in sight looks to be the future of the American West.

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After last summer’s toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

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Snowpack in the already-parched state is near record lows, just 25 percent of normal.

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72 dams were torn down in 2014, a record.

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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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Deeper channels and immense new locks are due to open in 2016.

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One-fifth of U.S. groundwater wells had at least one contaminant above federal standards for human health, according to new USGS study.

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