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The Stream, September 6: Western Australia Halts Fracking to Evaluate Risks

The Global Rundown Western Australia bans onshore hydraulic fracturing in order to examine the risks associated with the practice. Hurricane Irma barrels toward the Caribbean and southern Florida. The Metropolitan Water District of Los Angeles, California begins a review of its own ethics office. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte upholds a recent open-pit mining ban. A […]


The Stream, July 25: Investigation Questions Australia’s Implementation, Commitment to Murray-Darling Basin Plan

The Global Rundown An investigative report has raised flags about Australia’s efforts to restore the Murray-Darling River Basin. New climate modeling suggests Australia will likely see more intense droughts linked to extreme El Nino events, even if global warming is curbed. Monsoon rains caused flooding that displaced thousands of people in Myanmar, while rains in […]


The Stream, April 4: Australia Tightens Drinking Water Standards For PFAS

New federal guidelines in Australia significantly reduce the amount of PFAS, chemicals found in firefighting foam, that are allowed in drinking water. Federal budget cuts in Brazil will reduce science funding by nearly half. Michigan’s budget could feel the effects of the Flint water crisis for a long time, despite a recent settlement agreement. An appeal related to the U.S. Clean Water Rule will continue after the Supreme Court refused to put the case on hold. Record rainfall in parts of Western Australia filled inland lakes and attracted thousands of nesting birds.


The Stream, January 3: Storms Cause Sewage Overflows, Pollution in Australia

The Global Rundown Officials posted health warnings for nearly two dozen beaches near Melbourne, Australia after storm runoff and sewage polluted the water. One of Israel’s most important reservoirs hit its lowest level since 2012. Health workers in the Philippines warned that water supplies damaged by Typhoon Nina could encourage the spread of disease. Shipping […]


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 […]