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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 […]


The Stream, August 17: Colorado River Cutbacks Possible by 2020, Federal Report Warns

The Global Rundown A newly-released U.S. federal report warns that water cutbacks in the southwestern United States could occur by 2020 as Colorado River water levels fall. Bushfire season begins early in parched Australia. Lead in U.S. Army bases is poisoning service members’ children, a new report claims. Delhi, India, neglects traditional rainwater harvesting amid its […]


The Stream, August 3: Water Quality Improves Along India’s Ganga River

The Global Rundown Water quality along India’s Ganga river improves at several locations. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, as well as the state government, are dismissed from a Flint water crisis lawsuit. A hosepipe ban is northwest England is called off amid rainfall and cooler temperatures. Monsoon rains continues to deluge Myanmar, displacing nearly 150,000 people. […]


The Stream, May 3: Wet Wipe Pollution Reshapes Riverbeds Across Britain

The Global Rundown Increasing contamination from wet wipes disrupts riverbeds in Britain. Rising sea levels threaten Florida’s Everglades and coastal communities. Los Angeles, California, looks for sustainable water solutions as the city’s major water sources decline. Flash floods in Somalia impact nearly 500,000 people. Drought spreads throughout the western U.S., raising fears of summer wildfires. […]


Federal Water Tap, January 22: Shutdown Will Not Immediately Affect EPA

The Rundown The EPA says it will operate this week without interruption. A Michigan Republican introduces a bill putting maintenance conditions on Great Lakes oil pipelines. A Florida Republican asks President Trump for $4 billion for Everglades restoration projects. Delaware River Basin Commission proposes banning fracking within the watershed. More than 100 House members ask […]


The Stream, November 15: Fossil Fuel Emissions to Hit Record High in 2017

The Global Rundown After three years of flat carbon emissions, fossil fuel burning is on track to hit a record high in 2017. A state of emergency has been declared for the Greek island of Symi after a sudden downpour swept cars into the sea and cut water supplies. Climate change is threatening 62 of […]


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 […]


The Stream, July 19: Efforts To Save Tanzania River Could Evict Thousands of Farmers

The Global Rundown Tanzania’s government is considering the eviction of thousands of farmers along the Great Ruaha River, which it says has been damaged by agriculture. Inadequate infrastructure and hot weather conditions are causing water shortages in the West Bank. California’s water board set a new drinking water standard for a carcinogenic chemical in the […]


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 […]


The Stream, June 1: Majority of England’s Floodplains Degraded, Report Finds

The Global Rundown The vast majority of floodplains in England have been degraded by agriculture, urbanization, and poor management. The expiration of a key water-sharing agreement along the Delaware River could lead to more extreme droughts and floods, activists say. Oil and gas development in the shale formations of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas has not […]