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Houston is the big winner in first round of state financing for new water infrastructure fund.

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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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Receding glaciers, growing cities, and expanding agriculture threaten the highest navigable lake in the world.

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Enbridge Inc., based in Calgary, is the largest shipper of Canadian crude oil, built and operates the twin, 20-inch-diameter steel pipelines, about 1,000 feet apart, that cross the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The company's holdings include this tank farm in Edmonton, Alberta. Photo/Keith Schneider

Pipeline owner criticized for lapses in inspection and disclosure.

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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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Citizen petition calls for higher fees on Nestle and other bottled water companies while authorities worry about trade agreement implications.

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Residents of the nation’s capital will pay a new fixed fee for replacing old pipes.

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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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Native American tribes are emerging leaders in the drying basin.

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Warming water temperatures and destructive, non-native species threaten the world’s largest lake.

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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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In Peru’s capital city, vulnerable communities pay a premium for water as poor infrastructure, population growth, and climate change pressure supplies.

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Water level’s could fall significantly due to development along the Omo River, the lake’s largest tributary.

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Shale gas basins in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Appalachian region use the most water per well.

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Native Americans hold 20 percent of the basin’s water rights. How they use their water will shape the future of the Southwest.

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The Straits of Mackinac, which separate Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsula, are the site of one of the most famous water crossings in the United States – the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, which opened in 1957. But four years before, in 1953, Enbridge Inc., the Canadian energy transport company, installed two 20-inch steel pipelines across the straits to ship oil and natural gas liquids to refineries and processing plants in Sarnia, Ontario, and to southeast Michigan.

Michigan will reveal information about energy-transport network under the Straits of Mackinac.

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