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Federal Water Tap, February 28: EPA Rejects Industry Objections to Chlorpyrifos Rules

The Rundown The EPA rejects industry objections to its restrictions on the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The Interior Department allocates $1.7 billion this year for tribal water rights settlements. The Bureau of Reclamation tells many farmers in California’s Central Valley not to expect irrigation water from federal canals this year. And lastly, House committees hold hearings on […]


The Stream, January 24: Another Mass Fish Kill Strikes New South Wales, Australia

The Global Rundown Thousands more fish die in New South Wales, Australia. New Florida governor Ron DeSantis calls for the resignation of the state’s water policy managers. Indonesia’s Jenebarang River overflows, swamping homes and killing six people. Urban designers make Wuhan, China, into a “sponge city,” in a bid to boost flood resilience. Zimbabwe considers […]


South Africa Drought Draws A Frustrated Nation Together

In rare instance of unity, people eye government’s blunders, not each other. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue Karsten Hinze fills a 500-liter tank from spring-fed water tanks at his brother’s farm for delivery to the homes of his mother and sister in Paulpietersburg, South Africa. He makes the trip every two weeks […]


The Stream, September 11: Dangerous Rainstorms Flood Japan

The Global Rundown House-destroying floods swept through parts of Japan near Tokyo as a tropical storm passed over the country. Southeastern Brazil also received heavy rainfall that helped ease a two-year drought that has parched Sao Paulo. Forecasters reiterated that a strong El Nino this winter is unlikely to rid California of its historic drought. […]