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climate change

Record heat in 2015 is melting glaciers at an eye-popping pace.

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The Global Rundown Documents released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency show that they knew of the risk for a spill of contaminated waste water at the Gold King mine in Colorado. Investment in New Orleans‘ flood defenses has given residents the confidence to return and rebuild. Farmers in Northern California are forced to […]

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The Global Rundown Frackers in Texas are turning to treated sewage as a way to supply water for their operations. A study has officially linked the California drought to climate change. The Navajo Nation has received water of questionable quality from the EPA. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I couldn’t believe the EPA’s […]

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Landscape

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

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The Global Rundown Rainfall over the Andes in Bolivia and Peru could decrease dramatically in the next century. Water utilities in California are raising rates as the drought continues. Reporters at Wired have asked an age-old question about that glass of water next to the bed. “The persistence of this drought has begun to outstrip the tools […]

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The Global Rundown Glaciers worldwide are melting much more quickly than they did in the past century, scientists found. Myanmar appealed for international flood aid, an Australian court revoked approval for a proposed coal mine, and Oklahoma passed new rules to limit underground injections of oil and gas wastewater. Rural communities face water shortages in […]

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The Global Rundown The United Nations unveiled a new set of Sustainable Development Goals to address world problems like hunger, poverty, and water management, and the United States released a new plan to cut climate change pollution. California registered a large “rain debt”, while monsoon rains in India caused deadly floods and landslides. Oil pollution […]

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The Global Rundown Large cities across the United States face compounding flood threats under climate change, a study found, while U.S. companies pledged to fight climate change by reducing emissions and water use. Three more cities are rationing water in Puerto Rico, and half of the sockeye salmon spawning in the Columbia River are dying […]

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The Global Rundown Climate change will likely be very costly for private investors, according to a new report. It is also an increasing threat to people in China’s coastal cities, a researcher said. Drought and disease are destroying olive crops in Spain and Italy, while recent rains could mean a record sugar crop in Thailand. […]

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

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The Global Rundown Shell has been given the yellow light for oil drilling beneath the Arctic Ocean. Sri Lanka will increase its rainfall storage capacity in the face of a changing climate. A brain-eating amoeba has again been detected in the water supply of a Louisiana community. “With rain patterns now coming in short and […]

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The Global Rundown Accelerated snowmelt is causing floods and landslides that claim lives and destroy villages in Tajikstan. Protests by the Nutashkuan Innu have forced the Quebec government to negotiate over a large hydroelectric dam project that could cause ecological damage. European researchers have determined the role of 12 African rivers in contributing to greenhouse […]

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Kariba Dam. Zambia. Zimbabwe. Taken March 9, 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hagviken/16784391202/

Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

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The Rundown Two western senators offer a bill to secure forested watersheds. The House approves a California drought bill and gets a prompt veto threat from the White House. The world’s glaciers continued to melt last year, while the U.S. government is banking on Nepal’s hydropower sector. Los Angeles takes another step toward reviving its […]

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Circle of Blue data reporter Kaye LaFond describes her experience as a fellow at the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources’ Lake Superior Institute.

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The Global Rundown Global seas could still rise well above current levels even if temperature increases are curbed, scientists found. Several people were arrested and water supplies were shut down in Kosovo’s capital city over the weekend, and Typhoon Chan-Hom brought heavy rainstorms to China. North Korea’s drought may be easing, while water rationing is […]

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

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The Global Rundown Extreme rainfall events are happening much more frequently due to warming global temperatures, scientists found. Drought threatens to cut rice production in Thailand and North Korea. A trial for an oral cholera vaccine was successful in Bangladesh. Oregon’s governor is planning ahead for worsening drought conditions. “From a political perspective, a prolonged […]

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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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The Rundown California drought bill targets fish, water operations, and storage. NOAA releases nutrient pollution forecasts for Lake Erie and Chesapeake Bay. A new data tool hopes to reduce the risk of dam failure. EPA report looks at the financial costs and benefits of climate action while issuing new regulations for underground storage tanks. NOAA […]

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