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The Stream, September 16, 2021: Waterways in the United Kingdom Are Polluted By Sewage and Agricultural Runoff, Report Says

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN A new report sheds light on water pollution in U.K. waterways. New data finds that 2020 was the deadliest year on record for environmental activists around the world. Incarcerated women in New York complain that their drinking water has been contaminated after Hurricane Ida. Regional threats spurred by climate change have become […]

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The Stream, January 14: Policies Undermine Flood Defenses in United Kingdom

While both federal and local government budgets for flood defenses dwindle, the United Kingdom’s government is spending large amounts of money on policies that are counterproductive to flood control, the Guardian reported. Agricultural subsidies that require farmers to keep their land bare of trees, increasing runoff, are just one example of such policies. Africa Improving […]

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The Stream, August 31: Fracking Wastewater Overwhelms the United States’ Permian Basin

The Global Rundown Drillers in the Permian Basin, a major United States oil field, struggle to dispose of fracking wastewater. Urgent changes are needed to salvage Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin plan, according to the project’s Productivity Commission. Portugal attracts drought-stricken farmers to its lush Alqueva reservoir. The death toll from floods in India this year nears […]