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Solutions require new thinking about wastewater treatment

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The Global Rundown The agency that regulates water utilities in the United Kingdom is asking water companies to consider more water trading to improve efficiency. Jamaica’s water infrastructure is failing, leading to shortages and affecting the island’s productivity. Erosion and rising sea levels pose risks to homes and businesses from Chesapeake Bay to the coast […]

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The Global Rundown The European Union’s executive body is pursuing fines against Greece for the country’s failure to address wastewater treatment problems. Poor conditions in a South Sudan refugee camp are leading to sickness, and rainstorms in Kenya are clogging a major East African trade route. Kiribati’s president continued to call for a global moratorium […]

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The Global Rundown El Nino is now one of the three strongest on record after water temperatures in areas of the Pacific Ocean reached their highest level in six months. The weather phenomenon is exacerbating dry, hot conditions in Johannesburg, South Africa, which recorded its hottest day ever this week. Government and business leaders met […]

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The Global Rundown A drought in Ethiopia is putting millions of people at risk of hunger, according to aid organizations, while extreme rainfall over the weekend triggered flash floods in Texas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could have prevented a spill of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine, a new report found, and earthquakes in […]

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Nearly one-fifth of U.S. households are not connected to a public sewer.

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The Global Rundown Scientists found that the snowpack in California this year was the lowest in half a millennium. Australia’s Senate voted to cap environmental water buybacks in the Murray Darling Basin, China reported improvements in curbing air and water pollutants, and low hydropower reserves in Zambia contributed to announcements of job cuts in the […]

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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 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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Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.

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A lawsuit, an official’s resignation, and failed legislative proposals marked the beginning of June.

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Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.

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The oil industry’s relationship to water is governed by a surprising ratio.

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State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as oil field dumps.

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The Global Rundown Blooms of harmful algae in Chesapeake Bay increased significantly over the past two decades, researchers found. Nicaragua is moving forward with a massive shipping canal project through Lake Nicaragua, a lawsuit in California seeks to stop the injection of wastewater from oil and gas operations, and human rights activists are raising the […]

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The Global Rundown Changing patterns of extreme weather are a threat to China’s major infrastructure projects, according to the country’s top meteorologist. Colorado invests millions in agricultural water efficiency, Detroit studies ways to help residents pay their water bills, and Utah auditors urge the state to improve water data. Singapore kicks off a project to […]

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As urban water use declines, utilities change business models.

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The Global Rundown Work will resume on a three-country study of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam. A partnership between universities in Chicago and Israel seeks to tackle water scarcity at the molecular level, while Australia is rolling out technology to clean agricultural wastewater with algae. India is raising awareness of water issues this month, and a […]

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From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.

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The Global Rundown Scientists in New York City are studying health and disease outbreaks through wastewater, while hundreds are ill with a waterborne disease in Portugal. Peru’s Conga gold mine is gaining community support, and Canada fined an oil company for water pollution. Land investors in Egypt are suing over a lack of water, while […]

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