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The Rundown No canal water for Central Valley farmers. House passes bill responding to toxic algae crisis. Michigan representatives target invasive Asian carp while California senators aim to help clean up the San Francisco Bay. The U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling in Kansas v. Nebraska. Rural communities struggle to finance water system improvements. “We cannot […]

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The Global Rundown Thailand will spend millions on alleviating drought this year, while a Palestinian developer may have wasted more than 1 billion building a city with no water supply. Qatar plans to enact penalties for wasting water and electricity, and the state of Ohio is working on legislation to limit when farmers can apply fertilizer. It […]

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After last summer’s toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

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Vulnerabilities, exposed by the spill and incidents in North Carolina and Toledo, remain.

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The Global Rundown Syrian refugees are shivering in tents across the Middle East this week, and some are having their water delivery routes blocked by snow. The European Investment Bank has given Welsh Water a loan to improve infrastructure in Wales. A scientific study linking fracking to earthquakes in Ohio has been published. Veolia plans to […]

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Drinking water summit focuses on Toledo water crisis.

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Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway.

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Ohio River project is departure for funds-starved U.S. water infrastructure installations.

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OhioWatershedMap

Algae toxins have been found in seven lakes, reservoirs, and rivers that supply drinking water to 1 million people.

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Lack of testing requirements inhibits more thorough review of drinking water safety.

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Algae toxins poison Lake Erie; 400,000 people without water.

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Toxic Algae

Lake continues trend of harmful and unsightly effect of nutrient pollution.

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Mining Large gold mining projects proposed for the Colombian Andes pose threats to unique páramo ecosystems, and subsequently water supplies for the country’s capital and other cities, Yale Environment 360 reported. Mining directly in the páramo is banned in Colombia, but conservationists worry that mining nearby could cause cyanide contamination of water supplies. Global mining […]

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Some manufacturers are beginning to improve the water and energy efficiency of their Asian factories to save money and resources, even though government regulations often do not require the changes, The New York Times reported. An Intel factory in Vietnam, for example, is planning improvements that will reduce its water consumption by as much as […]

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Water Contamination Water pollution caused by natural gas and oil drilling operations may be more common than advertised, with cases confirmed in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia, according to an Associated Press review of complaints submitted to the states. The review also found that the states varied greatly in the way they reported possible […]

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Erin Huber grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, near the Great Lakes, where clean fresh water is abundant and tap water is sometimes taken for granted. As a humanitarian and an environmentalist, Huber spearheaded rooftop gardens and farmers’ markets, but eventually honed her focus to water. Huber founded the Drink Local Drink Tap (DLDT) campaign in […]

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Yesterday, American voters in many states and cities around the nation supported hundreds of millions of dollars in water infrastructure investment.

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The megastorm’s effects reach far, far inland.

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The U.S. farm sector, more productive and richer than ever, is a major water polluter.

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Four decades ago, national leaders talked about our duty and responsibility to cut water pollution–and about its costs.

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