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The Stream, November 15: Houston Skyscrapers Worsened Hurricane Harvey Rainfall, Study Says

The Global Rundown A new study suggests that skyscrapers in Houston, Texas, worsened the city’s flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Analysts warn that Africa’s largest cities are at “extreme risk” from climate change. Hurricane Florence broke 28 stream and river flood records in North and South Carolina. Vapor-condensing panels provide water to a rescue center in […]


The Stream, November 13: Drought, Wind, Driving California’s Unchecked Wildfires

The Global Rundown Drought and wind are key drivers behind California’s growing wildfires, scientists say. A United States judge halts construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Millions of people across the Caribbean may face food insecurity due to drought. Tumbling water levels in Germany’s Rhine River impact worldwide fuel markets. Hot, dry weather increases […]


The Stream, November 6: Hundreds of Tons of Fish “Annihilated” in Euphrates River

The Global Rundown Water pollution is suspected as the cause of a massive fish die-off near Baghdad, Iraq. A water shutoff continues to impact millions in Mexico City, Mexico, after a shifted water line delayed completion of repairs. Ecuador faces a lawsuit after exploration by mining companies leads to water contamination. Israel hopes desalination will save […]


The Stream, August 10: Trump Administration Orders California to Use More Water to Fight Wildfires

The Global Rundown The Trump administration attempts to allocate more water to fighting California’s wildfires, despite claims by the state that it has adequate water supplies. Officials release water from 24 reservoirs in Kerala, India, as monsoon rains batter the region. A magnitude 6.2 aftershock rocks Lombok, Indonesia, leaving more people without basic amenities. Ecuador […]


The Stream, October 16: Third Military Base in Michigan Tests Positive for Groundwater Contamination

The Global Rundown A training center in Alpena, Michigan becomes the third military base in the state to test positive for contaminated groundwater. High temperatures and drought help fuel the deadly wildfires blazing throughout California. The outbreak of the Zika virus in Ecuador was likely made worse by El Niño and the country’s 2016 earthquake, […]


The Stream, July 14: Israel, Palestine Agree On Water-Sharing Deal

The Global Rundown A water-sharing deal reached between Israel and Palestine aims to relieve shortages in Gaza and the West Bank. A startling number of environmental activists are being killed around the world, with nearly 100 dead this year. Climate change will deepen poverty and reduce development in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes some of […]


The Stream, February 9: Hepatitis Outbreak In Chad Linked To Dirty Water

The Global Rundown Aid groups are undertaking large-scale efforts to chlorinate water in Chad to help control a deadly outbreak of hepatitis E. Water conservation measures in California will remain in place despite extensive rain and snowfall. Protesters in Peru are blocking roads to demand the government provide them with a sewage system. Raising the […]


The Stream, January 23: G20 Countries Commit To Protect Water For Agriculture

The Global Rundown Representatives of the Group of Twenty countries in Berlin announced they will pursue agricultural practices that better protect water supplies and ecosystems. Residents of Ecuador will not get compensation for water pollution from Chevron’s subsidiary in Canada after a court decision blocked enforcement of an earlier ruling. A major reservoir project in […]


The Stream, January 9: Researchers Warn of Ice-Free Arctic Summers

The Global Rundown Summers without sea ice look more and more likely, according to new research in the Arctic. Air strikes continued outside of Damascus, Syria as government and rebel forces fought for control of a valley that holds the city’s main water supply. A prominent environmental group in Ecuador may be forced to close […]


The Stream, October 27: Australia Climate Report Charts Reductions In Rainfall

The Global Rundown Australia’s biennial climate report shows that rainfall has declined in several key regions, while the prevalence of fire conditions has increased. Energy companies in Ecuador recently began extracting oil from beneath Yasuní national park, but the government says there is no environmental damage. In Colombia, communities near a large coal mine fear […]