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Top Ten Endangered Rivers

Endangered Rivers and Success Stories

Leavening the imperiled areas from the latest "Endangered Rivers"…

Water Rights: Arizona Senators John Kyl and John McCain Meet With Navajo Nation Leaders

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Decades in the making, a Navajo-Hopi water rights settlement…

Keystone XL Closer After U.S. House Vote

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The proposed pipeline could be approved on a much shorter timeline than was laid out by President Barack Obama, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday giving approval power for the project to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Senate has not yet considered the bill.
President Obama spoke to students at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., on Monday, the day he submitted his fiscal year 2013 budget to Congress. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama’s 2013 Budget a Mixed Bag for Water, a Boon for Clean Energy

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The president throws more clean-energy money at the Energy Department, while cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget come at the expense of water and sewer infrastructure.

Peter Gleick and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: Jobs and Water for America

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Every year, our old water infrastructure spills 860 million gallons of untreated waste into America’s waterways, including raw or partially treated sewage, bacteria, parasites, synthetic hormones, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural wastes.
Water & Energy Collision

In Era of Climate Change and Water Scarcity, Meeting National Energy Demand Confronts Major Impediments

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The pursuit of energy development development reveal gaps in policymaking.

In Solar Power Lies Path to Reducing Water Use For Energy

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California’s latest proposed desert solar power plant could compromise desert habitat.

Q&A: Josh Fox on the 'Toxification' of U.S. Water Sources in the Dig for Natural Gas

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The documentary “Gasland" has shown at film festivals and on HBO.

Pipeline Ties Detroit Refinery to “Dirtiest Source of Fossil Fuels”

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State department says oil is needed; Congress leader joins activists in raising concerns.

Supreme Court Rejects Michigan’s Asian Carp Lawsuit

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Michigan's Attorney General Mike Cox is “looking at other legal avenues” to pursue the carp battle.

Senate Committee to Vote on Clean Drinking Water Bill

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Clean Drinking Water Bill emphasizes the importance of water and sanitation in U.S. foreign aid. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote at its next business meeting on a bill to provide safe drinking water to 100 million people, according to a committee staff member.