Entries by Connor Bebb

Cholera Outbreak is Over but Aid Officials Expect the Worst

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The Zimbabwean Ministry of Health announced that the worst African cholera outbreak in 15 years had ended after 10 months. However, with the rainy season approaching in late October, international aid organizations warned that another epidemic is likely to hit the country.

Budget Constraints, Anomalies Delay USGS Water Data Release

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Budget and personnel issues have delayed the 2005 U.S. Geological Survey national water use data, leaving many in the water world anxiously awaiting its release.

Federal Judge Declares Atlanta Water Withdrawals Illegal

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According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a federal judge has given Georgia three years to stop withdrawing water from a federal reservoir.

Scientists Decode the Genomes of Parasitic Flatworms

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Scientists have cracked the genetic code of one of the world’s deadliest water-borne parasites, opening the door for better drug treatment and prevention.

US Projects Give Millions for Water and Sanitation to Tribes

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The U.S. government is looking to get tribal homes on a par with the rest of the nation through a $90 million stimulus package for water and sanitation access.