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Safe drinking water tops list of concerns.

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The Global Rundown Social media campaigns used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to garner support for its Clean Water Rule were illegal, according to a government report. Typhoon Melor caused flooding, evacuations, and power outages in the Philippines. Scarce groundwater resources sparked conflicts between communities and agriculture companies in Peru. Toxic algae blooms along […]

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The Global Rundown The first legally binding global climate deal was signed in Paris, setting a goal to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. The deal could require $16.5 trillion in renewable energy and efficiency investments by 2030. Water quality monitoring and pollution prevention efforts along the Great Barrier Reef need significantly more […]

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The Global Rundown Mexico approved the first vaccine to prevent dengue fever, a disease spread by mosquitoes that thrives in cities where standing water is present. Glaciers continue to retreat at a rapid pace in China, and scientists predict nearly a quarter of Alaska’s permafrost could melt by 2100. Kentucky agreed to fine and effectively […]

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The Global Rundown Water utilities in the United Kingdom are owed more than ever before, with outstanding charges reaching more than $US 3 billion. Mexico’s state oil company announced plans to jointly invest millions in water storage and treatment projects, and a U.S. federal judge ordered a part-owner of the oil well involved in the […]

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Governments in the nation’s most water-rich region are responding to public pressure over high-profile water pollution concerns, but have left fundamental policy changes largely untouched.

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The Rundown The biggest symbol of the climate change fight in North America is denied a permit. The EPA publishes its first national report on wetland health. The Senate votes against Clean Water rule. Mexico and the United States sign a water deal. The EPA’s internal watchdog is expanding an investigation of the Gold King […]

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Failing septic systems produce disease outbreaks, algae blooms, and ecosystem damage.

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The Rundown The Clean Water Act legal saga continues. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a drought hearing. The Army Corps of Engineers publishes a list of deauthorized water projects while the Justice Department decides to fight a flood liability lawsuit in New Orleans on behalf of the corps. The Obama administration will take […]

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The Global Rundown A strong El Nino event in the coming months could leave millions of people in the Pacific region short of food and water, according to the United Nations and aid organizations. A drought in Tanzania is forcing the country to close all of its hydropower plants, and wildfires continue to burn across […]

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National Wildlife Federation says federal agency has allowed pipelines to operate illegally for two decades.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/northcharleston/21352738444/ The aftermath of the flooding in North Charleston, South Carolina caused by over 15 inches of rainfall resulting from Hurricane Joaquin.

Lawsuit requires EPA to address one of the largest water pollution sources in the country.

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More than half of the country’s lakes and rivers are not meeting water quality standards.

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Seminal water law does not address nation’s emerging water pollution challenges.

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The Rundown A New Mexico senator wants to institute royalties for hardrock mining. President Obama signs algae legislation. Clean Power Plan will deliver water benefits. Nuclear regulators release Yucca Mountain groundwater report. The EPA considers easing the path for Indian tribes to administer Clean Water Act standards. National Science Foundation gives out water-energy-food research grants. […]

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Agencies are going after polluters with smaller staffs and less money.

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Unlike previous eras, Congress has avoided adjusting the law to manage new conditions.

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The Rundown Internal memos reveal dissent within Army Corps over the Clean Water Act rule. California senators introduce a drought bill. Texas natural gas looks for escape routes. Another oil pipeline might cross the Canada-U.S. border. Groundwater levels in the Klamath River Basin are declining. The Bureau of Reclamation submits its analysis of raising the […]

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The Global Rundown For at least one month this year, natural gas produced more electricity in the United States than coal. Fighting in eastern Ukraine has damaged water infrastructure, causing shortages. New technology could reduce the water used to extract Canada’s oil sands. Flooding along the Illinois River shut down shipping traffic, and U.S. business […]

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The Rundown Memphis and Mississippi will take their aquifer dispute to the nation’s highest court. California drought legislation will move quickly through the House. Water use per well for fracking skyrockets. States sue over the EPA’s Clean Water Act definition. State and federal gencies outline an Asian carp strategy. “As House Majority Leader and your […]

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