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The Stream, April 12: Majority of Underground Water Polluted in China

The Global Rundown More than three-quarters of China’s underground water is too contaminated for human consumption, according to government statistics. India’s monsoon rainfall is expected to be above average this year. Unpredictable rainfall is contributing to food insecurity in Cameroon. The number of deaths attributed to a Legionnaires’ outbreak in Flint, Michigan rose to 12. […]

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Federal Water Tap, September 28: U.S.-China Meeting Gives Lift to Climate Change Talks

The Rundown President Xi Jinping visits Washington. A smaller backlog for drinking water infrastructure spending, but dollars still sit in the bank. A new treatment facility for the Gold King mine, and legislation to compensate for damages. New reports look at global food security and the Columbia Plateau Aquifer. Without congressional action, the Land and […]

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Federal Water Tap, September 28: U.S.-China Meeting Gives Lift to Climate Change Talks

The Rundown President Xi Jinping visits Washington. A smaller backlog for drinking water infrastructure spending, but dollars still sit in the bank. A new treatment facility for the Gold King mine, and legislation to compensate for damages. New reports look at global food security and the Columbia Plateau Aquifer. Without congressional action, the Land and […]

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The Stream, April 24: Cities Not Using China’s South-North Water Diversion

The Global Rundown Cities are not tapping into China’s massive South-North water diversion. Researchers raised concerns about the safety of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, groundwater levels dropped in India’s Andhra Pradesh state, and protests continued against a copper mine in Peru. A solar-powered desalination plant won USAID’s Desal Prize, and new regulations are expected to […]

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The Stream, April 17: China to Close Water-Polluting Businesses

The Global Rundown China is cracking down on polluting businesses in a bid to turn around the country’s water quality problem, and Mozambique is blaming changing floodplains on climate change. Des Moines is treating nitrates in its water supply. Rural women are being encouraged to start water treatment businesses. “Females are our best entrepreneurs. They […]

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The Stream, March 16: PetroChina Should Pay $16 Million for Water Pollution

The Global Rundown A report found PetroChina responsible for drinking water contamination in Lanzhou, China last year, while government testing found 75 percent of drinking water sources in Pakistan are unsafe for human consumption. Officials in Tuvalu worry about water and food supplies in the wake of Cyclone Pam, Russian communities struggle with a shrinking […]

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The Stream, January 13: China’s Water Transfers Not Enough for Security

The Global Rundown A new study questions China’s future water security, despite major infrastructure projects. Meanwhile, foreign water companies are looking eagerly at China’s burgeoning water market. In Africa, soil degradation is threatening food production, and communities near Lake Turkana worry about conflict if water levels decline due to a new dam. Mexico is building […]