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Drought

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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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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Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.

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The Global Rundown A deepening drought in Puerto Rico prompted officials to expand water rationing measures. A new coal mine in Australia continues to raise concerns about groundwater, the European Union voted to ban textile imports that use a substance harmful to waterways, and Hong Kong found high lead levels in the blood of people […]

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People need to be in the equation too.

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The Global Rundown Farmers in Europe are growing wetland crops that could preserve wildlife habitat and keep the land from being drained. California proposed a record fine for illegal water diversions, while New York lawmakers urged the state to ban microbeads. China raised its first green bond to fund environmental projects. The El Nino this […]

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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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The Global Rundown President Obama is expected to veto a U.S. House of Representatives bill that addresses the drought in the western United States . In Australia, a Chinese-run coal mine raises concerns about water quality, while a new study found contaminants in groundwater used for California’s drinking water. India is opening its doors to […]

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The Global Rundown Illegal gold mining in Zimbabwe is contaminating drinking water supplies, while children in Syria are at increasing risk from waterborne diseases. Fuel shortages in Yemen could turn deadly, aid agency Oxfam warned. Thailand’s government will loan billions to help farmers cope with drought. “There are no jobs and children are not going […]

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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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All is woe in the water world — or is it? Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton reflects on an extraordinary summer.

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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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The Global Rundown Delayed rainfall in Thailand could force tap water supplies to run out in Bangkok within a month. Santiago, Chile, and Baluchistan province in Pakistan are also contending with water shortages. Meanwhile, monsoon rains are triggering floods and landslides in India’s Uttarakhand state, and Tokyo is preparing for increasingly severe rainstorms and floods. […]

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The Global Rundown Australia released plans to invest in water infrastructure, the Philippines called for bids to build a new dam to supply water to Manila, and Peru declared a state of emergency in preparation for an El Nino. Cities in California are raising water rates to replace revenue lost to conservation efforts. Farming communities […]

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The Global Rundown May was a good month for water conservation in California. BP will pay out a record settlement for damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Far more water goes to fracking in the United States than ever used to, but the products of fracking have actually saved a significant amount of […]

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

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The Global Rundown A severe drought grips the Caribbean, and the death toll from a heat wave in Pakistan continues to rise. Australia could get most of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040, while a federal judge in the western United States stalled the implementation of new fracking regulations. Liquid water flowed on Mars […]

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