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Water A Key Factor in Zika Virus Spread

Zika is carried by mosquitoes that reproduce in standing water,…

In Oakland, Still A City With Thorns, A New Garden Emerges (Part II)

Quality of life and economy thrive with greater care for water,…

In Oakland, Still A City With Thorns, A New Garden Emerges (Part I)

Quality of life and economy thrives with greater care for water,…

While South Carolina Floods, U.S. Wrestles With Urban Stormwater

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Lawsuit requires EPA to address one of the largest water pollution sources in the country.

Sao Paulo’s Water Waiting Game Avoided Rationing But Produced Huge Risk of Severe Shortage

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Desire to protect the poor left Brazil’s driest city few options…

The Stream, November 9: Hepatitis Outbreak in South Sudan

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An outbreak of Hepatitis E in South Sudan refugee camps has killed…

The Stream, June 20: Maryland's Million-year-old Water

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Maryland is sitting atop an aquifer containing water that is…

The Stream, February 10: Danube River Freezes Over

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Weather The crazy winter weather continued, as record low temperatures…

The Stream, December 21: Raising The Price Of Carbon

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The European Union's environment committee voted to decrease…

Harvard Students Win Urban Water Design Challenge for Interactive Water Footprint Infographic

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Three weeks, 36 entries: Global competition sponsored by Circle of Blue and Visualizing.org.
Going the Distance for Water

Infographic: Going the Distance, From Ashgabat to Whyalla—10 Cities Pumping Water From Afar

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In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet's driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

Study: Unregulated Toxin Present in Tap Water of 31 U.S. Cities

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California is the first state to consider a limit on the “Erin Brockovich” chemical, which has been found in 31 of 35 U.S. cities recently surveyed.