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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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The Central Valley farming county has the highest number of dry wells in California.

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Harmful algae bloom. Pelee Island, Ohio. Lake Erie. Photo by T. Archer. September 4, 2009.

To limit toxic algae blooms, the United States and Canada will need to reduce nutrient pollution by 40 percent.

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

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After a slow start this spring, nutrient pollution accelerated over the past week in Lake Erie.

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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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Restrictions target big Sacramento River reservoir and Russian River residents, but effects will ripple through the state.

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Nutrient pollution from outdated sewage-treatment plants degrades water quality in the world’s deepest, oldest lake.

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The world’s largest aquifers are under stress, according to a decade of data from the GRACE satellites.

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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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A lawsuit, an official’s resignation, and failed legislative proposals marked the beginning of June.

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The largest lake in Iran is shrinking rapidly, threatening tourism and health.

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Water is both a weapon and a casualty of violence in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen.

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Increasing block rates garner closer attention.

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States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve hydropower generation.

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

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