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Federal Water Tap, October 30: Sen. Booker Introduces Environmental Justice Bill

The Rundown The New Jersey Democrat’s bill addresses disproportionate burdens of pollution. EPA and Interior release reports on laws and agency actions that impede energy development. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee starts the groundwork for a new water infrastructure bill. President Trump says an aged dike in Florida should be repaired more quickly. The […]


The Stream, July 19: Efforts To Save Tanzania River Could Evict Thousands of Farmers

The Global Rundown Tanzania’s government is considering the eviction of thousands of farmers along the Great Ruaha River, which it says has been damaged by agriculture. Inadequate infrastructure and hot weather conditions are causing water shortages in the West Bank. California’s water board set a new drinking water standard for a carcinogenic chemical in the […]


The Stream, June 27: Dry Reservoirs Create Water Shortages In Chennai, India

The Global Rundown The city of Chennai, India is facing an acute drinking water shortage after a severe drought dried up the city’s main reservoirs. The controversial delta tunnel water project in California gained two key federal approvals. The rate of global sea level rise is increasing, scientists found. The world’s lakes, rivers, and wetlands […]


The Stream, June 1: Majority of England’s Floodplains Degraded, Report Finds

The Global Rundown The vast majority of floodplains in England have been degraded by agriculture, urbanization, and poor management. The expiration of a key water-sharing agreement along the Delaware River could lead to more extreme droughts and floods, activists say. Oil and gas development in the shale formations of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas has not […]


The Stream, May 4: Unpaid Water Bills Could Foreclose Homes In Flint

The Global Rundown Residents of Flint, Michigan who have delinquent water accounts could face home foreclosure if they do not pay, despite concerns about lead. Violence between ranchers and herders in Kenya stems from historical land conflicts, not just drought, conservationists say. Cape Town, South Africa is still working to avert water cuts as its […]


The Stream, March 9: Congo River Records Lowest Levels In A Century

The Global Rundown The national power utility in the Democratic Republic of Congo warned electricity production is at risk after water levels in the Congo River dropped to their lowest level in a century over the past four months. More than 100 people have died in Somalia due to starvation and illnesses related to drought. […]


The Stream, February 14: Philippines Cancels Mining Contracts To Protect Watersheds

The Global Rundown The Philippines canceled dozens of mining contracts in an effort to prevent watershed degradation. California’s governor asked for federal assistance to repair the damaged Oroville Dam. Scientists warned that the Florida Everglades may be reaching a “tipping point” and called for restored freshwater flows. A U.S. federal judge denied a request by […]


The Stream, December 16: India Relaxes Stance On Indus Water Dispute

The Global Rundown Officials in India showed willingness to participate in talks with Pakistan over disputed hydroelectric projects in the Indus River Basin, despite earlier objections this month. Scientists in the United States warned Congress that rising sea levels due to climate change could significantly alter efforts to restore the Florida Everglades. Hundreds of thousands […]