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More Than Bugs & Bunnies: Evaporating Okeechobee a Matter of Life and Death

Tempers flare across Florida as dry conditions persist — perfect weather for the state’s most pernicious parasite: worry. With less than 12 feet of water in Lake Okeechobee, farmers and fishermen fear allocations may be insufficient to sustain the region’s agriculture and its estuaries. But who is responsible for finding a solution? Neither the South […]

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The Stream, December 4, 2019: South Africa To Invest $61 Billion in Water Infrastructure Over the Next Decade

The Global Rundown South Africa announces a $61 billion plan to combat water scarcity. The Michigan Court of Appeals rules against a request by Nestle Waters North America to build a pump station in Osceola, Michigan. A U.S. District Judge approves a $50 million settlement related to water pollution. Trade associations reject a request by […]

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Federal Water Tap, September 23: TVA Moves to Safer Coal Ash Storage at Gallatin Plant

The Rundown In settling a lawsuit, the Tennessee Valley Authority will revamp its coal ash storage at a coal-burning power plant in Tennessee. A water funding bill advances in Congress while a separate measure seeks to establish a revolving fund for disaster preparation. NOAA tracks intense rainfall from Tropical Storm Imelda and proposes an expansion […]

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What’s Up With Water – Microplastic Pollution in Rain

Somalia faces deepening drought. Villagers in Pakistan’s Thar Desert are being forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods as a fourth year of drought grips the region. Dangerous levels of antibiotics are inundating hundreds of rivers worldwide. Officials in Zacatecas, Mexico, offered to mediate a water-related dispute between a mining firm and villagers. Along several […]

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Federal Water Tap, October 30: Sen. Booker Introduces Environmental Justice Bill

The Rundown The New Jersey Democrat’s bill addresses disproportionate burdens of pollution. EPA and Interior release reports on laws and agency actions that impede energy development. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee starts the groundwork for a new water infrastructure bill. President Trump says an aged dike in Florida should be repaired more quickly. The […]

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The Stream, June 27: Dry Reservoirs Create Water Shortages In Chennai, India

The Global Rundown The city of Chennai, India is facing an acute drinking water shortage after a severe drought dried up the city’s main reservoirs. The controversial delta tunnel water project in California gained two key federal approvals. The rate of global sea level rise is increasing, scientists found. The world’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands […]