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By the end of the month, Brazil’s national water regulator hopes to finalize proposed water restrictions in two states hit by the region’s worst-ever drought. BN Americas reports that industries in rural areas of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais states will see water deliveries reduced by 30 percent in addition to daily water cuts for […]

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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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Pollution The Buenavista copper mine in northern Mexico has spilled toxic waste into the Sonora River basin for the second time in two months, prompting the government to warn nearby residents not to use the water, the Associated Press reported. The mine is already facing a cost of $US 151 million to clean up a […]

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

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Current targets not enough to stop algal toxins.

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

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On the tundra, climate change is just one careless step away.

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Australia New South Wales and the federal government of Australia have reached a new agreement about government water buybacks in the Murray-Darling River Basin, capping the buybacks at 1,500 gigaliters, the Guardian reported. The buybacks transfer water rights from farmers and other water users to the government, and are meant to keep enough water in […]

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The opening of the Morganza spillway resulted almost immediately in the flooding of farmland located within the floodway. Flooding of farmland caked in fertilizer is a threat to the Gulf of Mexico because it could increase the size of the dead-zone.

As the impact of agriculture on water quality intensifies around the globe, two lawsuits in the United States aim to reduce the size of the Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ by setting limits on nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin.

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Tar sands development in northern Alberta, Canada, causes water pollution, increases greenhouse gas emissions and damages forests, according to a team of independent scientists commissioned to study the impacts of oil operations in the region. The northern Alberta oil sands are the largest source of oil outside the Middle East but are believed by many […]

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Meanwhile in the United States, phosphorus levels in fresh water remain high and progress is absent, the U.S. Geological Survey reports.

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