The Global Rundown The future of the Murray-Darling Basin plan is uncertain after the Australian Senate votes against a reduction of the plan’s water recovery targets. An unprecedented amount of rain lifts the Washington D.C. area out of severe drought. Satellite data links melting Antarctic ice sheets with accelerating rises in sea level. Fiji escapes […]
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The Global Rundown A norovirus outbreak that sickened nearly 200 people at the Pyeongchang Olympics is linked to contaminated cooking water. Cape Town pushes Day Zero back to June 4 as South Africa declares a national disaster due to drought. Cyclone Gita devastates Tonga, causing widespread flooding and flattening homes and government buildings. A recent […]
The Global Rundown Texas requests $61 billion from the U.S. federal government in order to “future proof” for natural disasters. An array of legal obstacles stand in the way of successful climate migration in the Pacific Islands. Experts question whether governments are doing enough to prepare for 3-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures. The island […]
The Global Rundown Few businesses are asking their suppliers for information on water risks and management, according to a new report. Officials in Afghanistan are accusing Iran of working to undermine water development projects on the Helmand River. The administration of President Donald Trump will likely rescind the U.S. Clean Water Rule that ensures federal […]
The Global Rundown Michigan is set to announce more criminal charges today in relation to the lead-contaminated water crisis in Flint. The United Kingdom set a record fine for a utility that spilled raw sewage onto beaches four years ago. Thousands of farmers protested in Israel over high water prices and what they say are […]
The Global Rundown Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan have commissioned an independent assessment of the Grand Renaissance Dam and its effects on the Nile River Basin. Airstrikes destroyed a humanitarian convoy meant to deliver water and food to communities near Aleppo, Syria. A new report found that a carcinogenic chemical is present at worrying levels in […]
As storms grow stronger, communities and public health infrastructure are at risk.
The Global Rundown Protesters briefly took control of a major water canal supplying New Delhi over the weekend before India’s army recaptured it. Meanwhile, drought-hit farmers in rural India are asking the government to support a jobs program that provides work on public projects. A strong tropical cyclone damaged water supplies and crops in Fiji, […]
The Global Rundown Improving water management could significantly narrow the gap between food production and food demand globally by mid-century, a new study found. Beijing pledged to clean up waterways polluted with untreated sewage by 2018, and officials in Tanzania warned that untreated sewage in Lake Victoria threatens the health of communities. Fiji became the […]
Despite a signed contract, Sitka city officials say the real test is whether water is actually delivered.
The Global Rundown Desalination is increasingly common and important in the Caribbean, while in Israel it is is expected to account for half of the country’s water supply by next year. Snowpack in the western United States is well below normal, environmental groups worry dams in Mongolia could further deplete a shrinking Lake Baikal, and […]
With her recent move from Alabama to Hawaii, Circle of Blue reporter Codi Yeager-Kozacek finds that, in the middle of an ocean, freshwater challenges abound.