The Global Rundown Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces ambitious plan to pipe clean water to all rural homes by 2024. Israel installs a fourth water pipeline into Gaza. A new study warns that rising global temperatures could bring more severe drought and flooding to Africa than previously thought. A week of rain arrives is […]
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The Global Rundown Nitrate pollution in U.S. drinking water could be linked to more than 12,000 cancer cases annually. A severe cyclone closes in on the Indian state of Gujarat, forcing 300,000 people to evacuate. Officials in Norway say they still haven’t found the cause of water contamination that sickened dozens on the island of […]
This week’s edition takes a look at a resurgence of Hepatitis A in the United States.
In India, hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless in the state of Odisha after Cyclone Fani struck on May 3. Fani is considered one of the worst storms to hit India in 20 years, and the relatively low death toll of 64 is attributed to improved preventive measures. More than a million people evacuated […]
Your “need to know” news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue, with headlines and this week’s feature: U.S. Irrigation moves east.
The Global Rundown Recent flooding in Iran caused $2.5 billion in damages, according to state media. A stream in Belgium is called the ‘most polluted in Europe’ due to a startling concentration of pesticides. Several Alaskan rivers thaw in record time following warm winter and spring temperatures. Cases of West Nile Virus will likely fall […]
According to government estimates, 80 percent of South Sudanese do not have steady access to clean water.
The Global Rundown Michigan’s new governor asks for a review of a controversial pipeline deal. Ethiopia says it will begin initial operations of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in late 2020. Officials test water from the Cleveland, Ohio, airport after several passengers fall ill. Millions of people in Pakistan’s vast Baluchistan province live without clean […]
The Rundown The Trump administration’s strategy for reducing childhood lead exposure is criticized as being too weak. The Supreme Court declines to hear a manufacturer’s appeal over a sanitary wipes lawsuit. An EPA advisory committee recommends a federal drinking water standard for PFAS chemicals. Congress passes a sewer system planning bill and reauthorizes a federal […]
The Global Rundown Tanzania plans to build a $3 billion hydroelectric plant in the Selous Game Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site. Ethiopian officials announce that the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam won’t be completed until 2022. Tree removal could delay completion of a new hydroelectric dam in Brazil. The City Council of Phoenix, Arizona, […]