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A month after water supply was a central feature of a U.S. – China agreement, formal recognition of water scarcity and access is still elusive.

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The Global Rundown Six people will be charged in connection with a chemical spill that contaminated drinking water in West Virginia, an announcement that comes as the United States Safe Drinking Water Act turns 40 years old. New York state is banning fracking due to health concerns. United Nations experts will help clean up an […]

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Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures are.

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The Global Rundown Negotiators reached a climate deal in Lima, requiring all countries to create plans to reduce their emissions. Meanwhile, major droughts continued to plague California and Sao Paulo, and China documented its shrinking glaciers. Morocco received more money for water infrastructure projects, while Australia cut funding for infrastructure in the Murray-Darling Basin. Access […]

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The Rundown Budget deal preserves water infrastructure spending and includes guidelines for financing large dams abroad. NOAA scientists examine the causes of the California drought while the House passes drought legislation. The Ogallala Aquifer continues shrinking and ecosystems along the Mexico-U.S. border need comprehensive solutions. Seven rivers will get protected status and the Great Lakes […]

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The Global Rundown Contaminated well water killed and sickened people in Somalia’s capital, while water service in the Maldives’ capital is expected to resume next week. In Lima, shrinking glaciers are taking a toll on water supply, and experts at climate talks in the city are urging action to protect mangroves. Great Lakes water levels […]

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The Global Rundown Mass protests against water privatization are again taking place across Ireland, this time with support showing up from Detroit. Construction has begun on Sri Lanka’s largest ever water supply project, and the government of Chile is investing in solar irrigation for its farmers. Waterfowl in Finland are threatened by pollution, several cities […]

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A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.

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The Global Rundown Malé, the capital of the Maldives, faces severe water shortages due to a desalination plant fire, while South Africa suffers power outages due to water and fuel shortages. California’s drought is the worst in more than a millennium, Lake Mead water levels are at record lows, and cities in the U.S. West […]

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The Global Rundown Antarctica’s glaciers are melting more quickly all the time – mountains of ice are literally being lost to the ocean. Johannesburg, South Africa, and Ketchikan, Alaska are both accepting the heavy price tags of water quality. Managing water quantity is going to cost Thailand a lot, as well. A Boston-based company, on […]

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The Global Rundown New Zealand is proactively curbing irrigation water in preparation for a drought, and Ghana is cutting electricity to factories due in part to low water levels. Brazil could face a recession if it doesn’t get enough rain, and California could lose its southernmost population of coho salmon. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is […]

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The Global Rundown India’s top environmental court has ordered action on harmful river pollution. Indonesia has been slow to reclaim polluted mine areas, an El Salvador city voted to ban mining, and a United States judge issued an injunction to stop federal action restricting Alaska’s Pebble mine. Canada’s oil sands industry pledged to cut water […]

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The Global Rundown Water sharing could be a platform for peace along the Jordan River. Climate change is raising concerns about water and food security in Jamaica, and sea levels will continue to rise for millennia. Much of Africa‘s hydropower is untapped despite investment, Egypt is seeking billions for water and energy infrastructure projects, and […]

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The Rundown Lawmakers asked questions about toxic algae and international water conflicts, while regulators looked at liquefied natural gas terminals and pipelines. The Supreme Court appointed two special masters for interstate water lawsuits, and the president’s climate task force released adaptation recommendations. “Some may believe that the solution to this drinking water problem is a […]

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The Global Rundown Peru is opening a large irrigation project to boost agricultural exports. Australia is spending millions on water projects in New South Wales, while Guatemala is spending millions to repay families affected by the Chixoy Dam. A transport route between the Baltic and Black Seas is being revived. Farmers in Bangladesh are growing […]

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The Rundown U.S. irrigation moves east and increases its efficiency. A climate deal with China includes water-energy research, while Senate Energy Committee passes water-energy legislation. The Obama administration pledges $US 3 billion for a green climate fund. The Senate prepares for a Keystone XL vote. California hopes to pipe desalinated water from Mexico. A New […]

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Pact is fresh reckoning with Earth’s changed ecological and economic risks

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The Global Rundown The United States and China have agreed to landmark cuts in carbon emissions to fight climate change, which is warming groundwater as well as the air and surface water. The U.S. Congress is moving to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, documents suggest Shell spilled more oil in the Niger Delta than […]

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NOAA GFDL Climate Change Modeling Precipitation Changes Global High Emissions Scenario

Reporter Kaye LaFond breaks down the newest IPCC report, and IPCC reports in general.

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A joint energy research program will be extended and expanded to include water.

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