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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 first in California since 1979.

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

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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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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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