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Everglades Get Sweet Deal in U.S. Sugar Contract

The U.S. Sugar Corporation has approved a $1.34 billion sale of 180,000 acres of land to the South Florida Water Management District. The management board is set to vote on the contract mid-December. According to the South Florida Business Journal, the deal should allow the creation of a waterway running from Lake Okeechobee to the […]

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U.S. Governors Address Water

State of the State speeches highlight water resources Photo © Brian Lehmann / Circle of Blue Harvesting irrigated corn near Edson, Kansas. In his State of the State speech on January 12, Governor Sam Brownback discussed efforts to conserve the Ogallala Aquifer, which is the lifeblood of irrigated agriculture in western Kansas. Click image to […]

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The Stream, November 21: U.S., Mexico Sign New Colorado River Water Deal

United States Representatives of the United States and Mexico Tuesday signed Minute 319, an agreement that forms new rules for sharing Colorado River water, the Associated Press reported. The agreement will allow Mexico to store water in Lake Mead, includes infrastructure investments to benefit both countries, and aims to revitalize the beleaguered Colorado River Delta. […]

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Droughts Hit World’s Agricultural Regions: Without Water, U.S. Corn Crop Faces Setbacks

Droughts have struck food-producing regions in the United States, Russia, China, North Korea, and South Korea, raising the prospect of higher commodity prices and localized food shortages. Photo courtesy of cindy47452 via Flickr Creative Commons A drought in the Midwest United States threatens what could be a record corn crop. U.S. farmers planted 39 million […]

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Water Law: $105 Million Settlement in Water Pollution Lawsuit Between Swiss Company and U.S. Communities

Nearly 2,000 communities in the United States will be eligible for money to filter atrazine, a popular weedkiller, from their drinking water. Last Friday, Swiss chemicals company Syngenta announced a proposed $US 105 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by communities in six Midwestern U.S. states who claimed that atrazine — one of the […]