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The Stream, January 29, 2020: Australia Drought Stimulus Packages Slow and Ineffective, Review Finds

The Global Rundown A review by Ernst & Young finds that drought stimulus projects in Australian communities are slow and ineffective. Heavy flooding in Madagascar displaces at least 16,000 people. A major hydroelectric project in Portugal is set to replace coal-generated power in the country. A vessel runs aground on the Danube river in northern […]


The Stream, January 22, 2020: Rainfall in Australia Slows Spread of Bushfires

The Global Rundown Heavy rainfall eases bushfires in Australia, but blazes still remain. Ongoing drought in Guatemala fuels childhood malnutrition. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that residents of Flint, Michigan, can pursue a civil rights lawsuit over the city’s lead crisis. Twenty-one “critically overdrafted” areas of California prepare groundwater management plans as part of the […]


The Stream, December 24, 2019: Neighbors Bring Water to Australian Homes Where Taps Have Run Dry

The Global Rundown Australian communities band together to deliver water to those who have run out. A coalition of sixteen Democratic-leaning U.S. states and cities file a lawsuit against the EPA over efforts to minimize regulations governing waterways. Argentina overturns a law banning mining projects in a key wine-growing region, raising concerns about water supply. […]


The Stream, November 29, 2019: Water Crisis Could Hit Sydney, Australia, Next Year, According to WaterNSW Warning

The Global Rundown A document shows that New South Wales, Australia, could face a major water crisis by the middle of next year. Kentucky state regulators call for major changes in how water districts are managed and regulated. Autumn rainfall eases drought in southeastern Alaska. An estimated £110 million ($142 million) in insurance payouts are […]


The Stream, November 13, 2019: Australia Prepares to Mobilize Army as 100+ Wildfires Engulf NSW, Queensland

The Global Rundown Australia prepares to mobilize its army to fight deadly wildfires in New South Wales and Queensland. Zimbabwe prepares to move 600 elephants out of drought-stricken wildlife parks in the country’s south. Increased oil drilling in water-stressed parts of the Western U.S. could jeopardize future supply, a study warns. Recent severe flooding in […]


The Stream, October 24, 2019: Australian Farmers Send Drought-Relief Demands to Government

The Global Rundown Australian farmers send a list of urgent drought-relief demands to the government. The Trump administration announces plans to send more water to California farmers, despite risks to wildlife. Deadly flooding hits parts of France, Italy, and Spain. Desalination continues to expand across the world amid questions of cost and sustainability. Egypt says […]