Following the lead of colleagues in the Netherlands and the United States, researchers in Australia are investigating the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage. Because infected individuals shed the virus in their feces, raw sewage could serve as an early-warning signal for the spread of the virus in an area. Sewage sampling could also serve as […]
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The Global Rundown Sydney, Australia, plans to ease water restrictions next month after torrential rainfall boosted the city’s reservoir levels. Drought leaves a quarter of Lesotho’s population hungry. Wisconsin lawmakers prepare to vote on a $10 million plan to improve water quality issues in the state. Residents of Brega Valley, Australia, are forced to rely […]
The Global Rundown Heavy rainfall in New South Wales, Australia, alleviates water shortages in more than a dozen towns. Albemarle, the world’s top lithium miner, plans to monitor water flows in Chile’s Atacama salt flat. A new study maps possible drought, floods, and forest fires that could occur across Europe in coming years. Residents of […]
Staggering bushfires have raged across the Australian landscape, ravaging both life and livelihoods.
Pollution concerns rise following recent rains.
The Global Rundown A review by Ernst & Young finds that drought stimulus projects in Australian communities are slow and ineffective. Heavy flooding in Madagascar displaces at least 16,000 people. A major hydroelectric project in Portugal is set to replace coal-generated power in the country. A vessel runs aground on the Danube river in northern […]
The Global Rundown Heavy rainfall eases bushfires in Australia, but blazes still remain. Ongoing drought in Guatemala fuels childhood malnutrition. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that residents of Flint, Michigan, can pursue a civil rights lawsuit over the city’s lead crisis. Twenty-one “critically overdrafted” areas of California prepare groundwater management plans as part of the […]
The continent of Australia is figuratively – and in some sense literally – on fire.
Australia’s drought crisis, years in development, continues to escalate.
The Global Rundown Australian communities band together to deliver water to those who have run out. A coalition of sixteen Democratic-leaning U.S. states and cities file a lawsuit against the EPA over efforts to minimize regulations governing waterways. Argentina overturns a law banning mining projects in a key wine-growing region, raising concerns about water supply. […]
The Global Rundown A document shows that New South Wales, Australia, could face a major water crisis by the middle of next year. Kentucky state regulators call for major changes in how water districts are managed and regulated. Autumn rainfall eases drought in southeastern Alaska. An estimated £110 million ($142 million) in insurance payouts are […]