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The Stream, September 10, 2019: Australians Increasingly Concerned About Droughts and Water Shortages, Survey Shows

The Global Rundown Australians say they are growing more concerned about droughts and extinctions related to climate change. PFAS is detected at 60 Michigan schools and daycare centers relying on private wells. Thousands of people in the Bahamas are without food, water, or sanitation facilities following Hurricane Dorian. State water agencies fight a California proposal […]

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The Stream, May 7: Water Restrictions Loom in Australia’s Capital Cities as Dam Levels Drop

The Global Rundown Dam levels tumble toward 50 percent capacity in Australia‘s drought-stricken capital cities. Cyclone Fani leaves hundreds of thousands of people homeless after striking Odisha, India. Industrial waste poisons Manchar lake, Pakistan’s largest freshwater lake. Angola reemphasizes its Emergency Programme to Combat Drought as concern over dry conditions grows. Groundwater levels continue to […]

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The Stream, February 12, 2019: Extreme Flooding Kills an Estimated 500,000 Cattle in Drought-Stricken Queensland, Australia

The Global Rundown Hundreds of thousands of cattle in drought-stricken areas die as severe flooding strikes Queensland, Australia. Fourteen children die in Barcelona, Venezuela, due to contaminated food and water. A new report finds that lakes in Tasmania are among the most contaminated in the world. Negotiations over PFAS contamination in western Michigan grow increasingly […]

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The Stream, February 5, 2019: Torrential Rains Force Deliberate Flooding of 2,000 Homes in Queensland, Australia

The Global Rundown Heavy rainfall in Townsville, Queensland, forces officials to open a dam and flood 2,000 homes. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says California and Arizona failed to fully complete Colorado River drought plans before the January 31 deadline. A study warns about dangers to rivers and crops in Asia as Himalayan glaciers melt. […]

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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 […]

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The Stream, January 11: Australia Cotton Industry Denies Responsibility for River Depletion, Fish Kills

The Global Rundown Australia’s cotton industry denies claims that it caused fish kills in the Darling River by depleting water flows. A new round of testing shows increasing lead levels in the Newark, New Jersey, water system. Researchers examine the vulnerabilities California’s forests face when confronted with multi-year drought. 2018 was the third-warmest year on […]

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The Stream, January 2: Court Ruling Disrupts Plans to Dump 15m Tonnes of Salt Waste Near Australian Waterway

The Global Rundown A plan to dump tonnes of salt waste into a Queensland, Australia, waterway comes to a halt. Storm Usman brings torrential rains to the Philippines, triggering deadly landslides. Aquatic life in the United Kingdom’s coastal waters resurges after increased conservation efforts. Farmers in South Africa consider drought-hardy goats as an alternative to […]

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The Stream, December 21: Australia Climate Report Warns of Long-Term Increase in Droughts, Fires

The Global Rundown A state of the climate report in Australia says the country is on track to experience a long-term increase in droughts, heatwaves, and wildfires. Three environmental groups prepare to sue the U.S. government over the discharge of polluted water into Florida’s Lake Okeechobee. Israel’s parched Sea of Galilee gets a boost after […]

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The Stream, November 23: PFAS Found in Drinking Water of Australian Indigenous Communities

The Global Rundown Indigenous communities across Australia struggle with arsenic, PFAS, and other contaminants in their drinking water. The Irish Environmental Protection Agency warns that up to a million people may be at risk of E. coli contamination in their private wells. Low river levels in Germany continue to slow fuel transportation, forcing the government […]

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The Stream, November 16: Drought Could Cause Summertime Power Blackouts in Australia

The Global Rundown Heat and drought in Australia could cause power blackouts over the next several months, according to the country’s Energy Market Operator. A new study suggests that dams and reservoirs may actually worsen droughts in the long-run. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services begins testing state residents for PFAS contamination. California‘s deadliest wildfire of all time, exacerbated […]