New Mexico Town, Still Reeling from Historic Fire, Receives Federal Aid to Repair Drinking Water System

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The town of Las Vegas is eligible for up to $140 million for drinking water treatment facilities.

As Planet Warms, Water Risks Abound

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Ahead of a high-profile UN conference, political forecasters issue water warnings.

The Stream, January 11, 2023: Proposed Hydropower Project Threatens Sacred Yakama Nation Food-Gathering Lands

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In south-central Washington state, a pumped-water storage project threatens a First Foods gathering area, a sacred place for the Yakama Nation.

Perspective | Giant Catch in the Mekong Reveals Mysteries of Biodiversity Hot Spot

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Fish tracking project builds the case for international conservation cooperation.

Federal Water Tap, January 9: EPA Delays PFAS Drinking Water Rules

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The Rundown The EPA expects draft rules for two PFAS in…

The Stream, January 4, 2023 — Freezing Temperatures Across U.S. South Wreak Havoc on Water Systems

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An unseasonal arctic blast over the holiday season disrupted water access throughout the American South.

Federal Water Tap, January 2: USGS Finds Steep Groundwater Declines in Rural Nevada

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The Rundown The U.S. Geological Survey finds declining groundwater…

The Stream, December 28, 2022: Mercury Pollution of Waterways Spoils Bolivia’s Gold Mining Boom

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Activists are calling on Bolivia to regulate their mining industry’s use of mercury, which continues to pollute biodiverse watersheds, rivers, and drinking water.

Federal Water Tap, December 26: Water Spending Woven into Budget Deal

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The Rundown Congress passes a $1.7 trillion budget deal. …

The Stream, December 21, 2022: In Global Biodiversity Agreement, Freshwater Protection and Restoration Are Prominent

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At the UN biodiversity summit, roughly 190 countries pledge to protect 30 percent of the world’s lands and waters by 2030.