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Water Conservation

The Global Rundown The leader of Cambodia defended his country’s hydropower development plans against criticism that dams will harm fisheries, forests, and the communities that depend on them. Droughts in Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia are creating severe food insecurity, and storms have displaced millions of people in the Philippines. Puerto Rico agreed to upgrade […]

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The Global Rundown California may keep rules restricting water use in place even after drought conditions subside. South Africa’s largest water provider is facing daily deficits between water demand and its water storage capabilities. Scientists in Brazil say the tailings dam failure at an iron ore mine could affect rivers and streams in the region […]

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The Global Rundown Erratic monsoon patterns brought on by climate change are the biggest threat to India’s economy, a government finance minister said. South Africa declared disaster areas in two of its nine provinces due to drought, and California fined four water utilities for failing to meet state water conservation requirements. Insurance companies in Australia […]

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The Global Rundown Water scarcity is a growing concern in England, where climate change and population growth are putting pressure on rivers. Meteorologists expect southern Australia to get drier this month as an El Nino progresses, and rice farmers in Pakistan are experimenting with ways to conserve water. The leader of Canada’s Liberal Party promised […]

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The Global Rundown Heavy rainstorms and floods, many of them deadly, struck communities in China, France, Guatemala, and South Carolina. A survey of global companies found that more are making climate change a priority. Operators of Australia’s Snowy Mountain Hydroelectric Scheme announced plans to cut back water releases due to an El Nino, while water […]

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The Global Rundown Better data is necessary to achieve the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, according to experts. Researchers in Germany are creating biodegradable drugs to clean up waterways. California’s impressive water conservation performance is raising hopes about a new path to water sustainability. India’s Maharashtra state is considering a ban on sugarcane plantings […]

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Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider discusses how new energy-efficient, water-conserving, land-protecting operating principles are slowly becoming priorities around the world.

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Second largest U.S. city confronts new era of water scarcity with innovations on a new scale.

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Climate change models have long predicted a drying West. In California, the future has arrived.

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The Global Rundown Aid agencies asked for greater access to deliver water and other supplies to war-torn Yemen, and Burkina Faso also asked for aid in the aftermath of severe flooding near its capital. Water rationing is not equal in Puerto Rico, activists said, while the territory’s water authority offered to sell bonds to improve […]

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The Global Rundown California has beaten its statewide water conservation target for another month. None of the 2016 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro are safe for swimming or boating. Former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company will face charges stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. “We will be in their face…. We are […]

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Grazing cattle vastly outnumber people in the Sites Valley of northern California, where a new reservoir is proposed.

New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.

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The Global Rundown In Australia, researchers are calling for a water conservation plan in the Outback, where hydraulic fracturing will begin in the coming years. The second most water-stressed state in Mexico is pursuing shale oil development, despite already scarce water resources. A copper and nickel mine in Minnesota is one step closer to creation […]

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Increasing block rates garner closer attention.

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The Global Rundown A United States plan would provide rainfall and temperature data to help developing countries prepare for climate change. The United Nations secretary-general reiterated the importance of keeping water on the international development agenda, and officials from the Middle East and Northern Africa raised concerns about water conservation in their region. Michigan unveiled […]

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States look to delay mandatory water restrictions and preserve hydropower generation.

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The Global Rundown The majority of China‘s groundwater is too polluted for human use. California upped its conservation game in April. In one village in India, when wives don’t have enough time to fetch water for the family, the solution is to add another wife. “I had to have someone to bring us water, and […]

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Cities must cut water use by 25 percent in 2015.

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The Rundown Conservation is the talk of the Colorado River Basin, but saving water is not a cure-all. A solar power proposal in Nevada would use no water. The USDA hands out water conservation grants, while the Bureau of Reclamation offers money for drought planning. Legal charges in North Carolina coal ash spill. Alabama sues […]

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Debate demonstrates the power of water in the drying American West.

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