Dams, Sand Mining Threaten to Wreck Mekong Delta

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More than sea-level rise, unsustainable development on the Mekong Delta is the biggest risk to the delta’s economy and ecology.

Against Advice of Health Officials, Georgia Rejects Legionella Rules in New Plumbing Code

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Georgia will not join the handful of jurisdictions that have rules for slowing the spread of America’s deadliest waterborne disease.

In Louisiana, Officials Pursue Fixes for Indebted, Failing Water Systems

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Louisiana is another state putting priority on merging small, struggling water systems with larger neighbors. It's offering to cover the capital cost of connection.

‘Make Agribusinesses Pay the Full Costs:’ In Blue New Deal, Warren Targets Farm Pollution, Great Lakes

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Elizabeth Warren, called for a Blue New Deal, unveiling her plan to protect the oceans, Great Lakes, and the rivers that flow into them from pollution and overdevelopment.

Atmospheric Rivers, Conveyor Belts of Extreme Moisture, Rack Up Heavy Flood Damages in Western United States

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Researchers estimate $1 billion in flood damages annually in last 40 years from atmospheric rivers.

The Year in Water, 2019

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Natural hazards strengthen. Governments struggle to cope.

Baltimore Council Approves Income-Based Water Bills

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The Baltimore City Council, in the face of rising water and sewer rates and public anger over billing errors, approved a discount program that ties monthly water bills for its poorest residents to their annual household income.

Navajo Generating Station, a Union of Coal and Water, Shuts Down

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The shutdown of Navajo Generating Station, which was planned for several years, also brought an end to a four-decade bond in Arizona between a coal plant and water-supply infrastructure.

HotSpots H2O: Bushfires Raze Parts of Eastern Australia as Government Quarrels over Climate Change

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Devastating wildfires are sweeping across large swathes of Australia’s drought-stricken eastern coast, heralding what is likely to be a long and unforgiving bushfire season. 

Climate Change Magnifies Health Risks at Every Stage of Life

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Floods, droughts, and warming temperatures are already increasing illness and disease risk and may pull back previous health gains, benchmark Lancet Countdown report finds.