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The scene from the porch, 2july08: DC Water And Sewer Authority carries on their quest to vanquish lead pipe along Irving Street NW, Washington DC

Federal rules are not strict enough to prevent lead poisoning

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The Global Rundown India introduced a new crop insurance program and plans to expand insurance coverage to protect farmers following two consecutive years of drought. Wastewater infrastructure in the United States needs hundreds of billions of dollars in upgrades, the Environmental Protection Agency found. Carbon emissions rose dramatically in Southeast Asia over the past 20 […]

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Residents put at risk by ideology, misguided decisions.

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Finance and environmental groups develop new standards for evaluating water risk

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The Global Rundown Malaysia is considering a temporary suspension of its bauxite mines as it investigates a water pollution case, putting a hold on a fast-growing industry. Flooding continued along the Mississippi River, while the British government pledged millions of dollars to improve flood defenses in northern England. Efforts to clean up India’s Ganges River […]

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Do you enjoy reading the daily Stream? Keep the Stream flowing, contribute to our Crowdrise challenge. The Global Rundown Water temperatures are warming faster than air temperatures in lakes around the world, according to new research. Climate change is likely to double the number of severe algae blooms in Lake Erie over the next 100 […]

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New civil rights movement emerges around septic system pollution

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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 Storms brought extreme rainfall and floods to northwest England over the weekend. Water supplies are dwindling in southern Australia’s reservoirs due to a drought, forcing farmers to have water delivered. South Africa plans to increase water rates next year in an effort to upgrade its water infrastructure. Ten countries in Africa have […]

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More research and funding is needed to help understand the severity

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Fate of an expensive Southwest water supply project is at stake

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Plan will endorse conservation, storage, and agricultural transfers as strategies to address projected water shortfall

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Ecosystems Are Dying as Long Island Contends With a Nitrogen Bomb

Septic systems and nitrogen pollution are killing the island’s marine heritage

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The Global Rundown A study ordered by India’s National Green Tribunal will investigate the cause of groundwater pollution in areas of Punjab state. Saudi Arabia plans to more than double water prices for industrial and commercial users, inadequate investment in South Africa’s water infrastructure could lead to ‘water shedding’, and a series of grants and […]

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The Rundown A county in northern Georgia wants to increase its water supply. Nitrate levels in U.S. rivers remain high despite a decline in the rate of nitrate discharge. State Department helps build water partnerships in Central Asia. A California recycled water project will undergo an environmental review. The House Science Committee will discuss Pebble […]

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The Global Rundown Communities in Mexico City are expanding rainwater harvesting efforts to manage floods and water shortages. The Dalai Lama called on the world to protect Tibet’s glaciers from climate change, and New York City and Jerusalem created a new partnership to protect city water supplies from cyber attacks. Researchers in Vermont found that […]

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

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Failing septic systems produce disease outbreaks, algae blooms, and ecosystem damage.

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The Rundown The Clean Water Act legal saga continues. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a drought hearing. The Army Corps of Engineers publishes a list of deauthorized water projects while the Justice Department decides to fight a flood liability lawsuit in New Orleans on behalf of the corps. The Obama administration will take […]

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The Global Rundown Water experts say private sector involvement will be critical for meeting Australia’s water infrastructure needs, while infrastructure spending in the United States is slowing. A report found potential for Africa to generate nearly a quarter of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, and a water project to improve agriculture in Bangladesh […]

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