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Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted…
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Florida Oyster Harvest Suffers As Drought Intensifies Water Battle with Georgia and Alabama

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The drought that set upon the United States this year has tightened a three-state tug-of-war over fresh water, affecting marine life and a valuable fishing economy downstream in the Deep South's Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, the most biodiverse river system in North America.

Has the Invasion Started? Asian Carp eDNA Found in Lake Erie

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While federal efforts are largely focused on stonewalling invasive Asian carp at Chicago, the fish could be making their way into the Great Lakes through Lake Erie, where studies show they are likely to thrive.

Reporting From Apalachicola, Florida: A Thousand Straws Stress River Basin

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Reporter Codi Yeager visits the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, where a severe drought is putting pressure on vital freshwater supplies for farms, cities, industries, and ecosystems in three Southeast states.
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Wild Rice and Water Law: Balancing Act Between Industry and Environment

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A Minnesota District Court has ruled in favor of protecting the state's wild rice.
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Red Tide Downstream of Texas Drought: Marine Ecosystems Suffer Lack of Fresh Water

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High temperatures and salinity concentrations along the Texas Gulf Coast are behind a toxic red tide, fish kills, and an influx of oyster parasites. Additionally, several saltwater species have been found upstream, surviving in a typically freshwater environment and signaling a large change in these delta ecosystems.

From Coal Seam to Fracking, Unconventional Gas Industry Faces Opposition in Australia and South Africa

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As an energy boom, propelled by natural gas, continues to gather steam, mining and drilling companies square off with landowners around the globe over who has the right to resources that are located deep below ground.

2011 Stockholm Water Prize Awarded to Stephen Carpenter — American Professor Working On Lake Ecosystems

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University of Wisconsin-Madison professor earns global recognition.

Drought: California's Impending Economic Crisis

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If money grew on trees, California would still be in trouble.…

Federal Government Restricts California's Delta Flow

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A policy that restricts water pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Mussolini's prosperous marsh needs new ecology, suggests MIT architect

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TERRACINA, Italy - Famous for aquatic architectural anomalies…

Utah mining corporation indicted for water pollution

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Discharging selenium into watersheds remains a major problem…