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Approximately 33 centimeters (13.26 inches) of rain fell in 24 hours on Long Island, New York—a record amount equal to the rainfall the area usually receives in more than two months, Reuters reported. The heavy rain led to flash flooding, closing roads and creating dangerous conditions for commuters. Water Supply San Francisco is faced with […]

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Africa Ethiopia decided not to accept financial help from Egypt for funding the Grand Renaissance dam on the Nile River, Reuters reported. The decision gives Ethiopia complete control over the controversial hydropower project, which Egypt has opposed due to concerns about water availability downstream. Seismic testing for oil is slated to begin April 26 in […]

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A wildfire in California could threaten San Francisco’s water supply as it nears the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite, Fox News reported. The reservoir provides 85 percent of the city’s water. Residents of Damascus, the capital of war-torn Syria, are worried that their food and water supplies may be poisoned following a suspected chemical weapon […]

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Water-quality protection measures were among the 46 conservation-related measures passed by local and state voters around the country yesterday. The Trust for Public Land summarized prominent results, WaterWorld reported. The city of San Francisco will not have to create a plan to destroy the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir’s dam. More than 77 percent of voters overturned […]

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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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One week from today, on the first Tuesday in November, American voters will not only choose their representatives. In many states and cities, those casting ballots will also make decisions about their water supply.

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Artificial nutrient runoff may be contributing to a population boom of destructive starfish in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, The New York Times reported. The starfish accounted for 42 percent of the reef’s live coral decline since 1985, while cyclones and coral bleaching accounted for the remaining 58 percent, according to a new study from the […]

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San Francisco is considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install special bottle-filling taps, according to Associated Press. The measure is part of the city’s efforts to increase the water supply in cities and rural areas across the country, Bloomberg reported, citing government officials. Heavy rains […]

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Adapting to climate change in the U.S., according to one estimate, will cost at least a half trillion dollars over the next four decades.

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San Francisco is the greenest city in North America, according to a recent survey that looked at 31 green indicators, ranging from consumption of water and electricity to efficiency standards, Reuters reported. An influential member of the European parliament is proposing a new directive that would penalize or even ban the development of shale gas, […]

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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Take Back the Tap CampaignGrand Rapids, Michigan is the latest U.S. city to promote the use of tap water over bottled water, joining New York, San Francisco and Portland.

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After traversing Antarctica in 2004 and spending more than 100 days crossing the Arctic in 2006, in mid-November British adventurer and ecologist David de Rothschild will hoist sail across the Pacific Ocean on a boat made of plastic, or what he calls “the dumbest” product on the planet.

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Brew a full pot of water through coffee beans and you should enjoy a full pot of coffee, more or less. In California’s Pajaro Valley, however, this is certainly not the case — though no one seems to know why.

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The Bush Administration has weakened the maw of the Clean Water Act, a number of environmentalists and congressmen believe. They hope that President-Elect Barack Obama can provide a quality set of dentures and a stronger jaw for the legislation.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Arsenic levels in eleven Californian water systems are too high says the Environmental Protection Agency.

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SAN FRANCISCO — George W. Bush’s legacy is at stake in more than one way this election season, with an eponymous ballot proposal on the docket in California.

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SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s humongous Hetch Hetchy water system is getting an upgrade. Responding to drought conditions, the city has decided to spend $4.4 billion to refurbish the area’s most extensive water infrastructure project.

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