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National Climate Assessment: Climate Change Pushing U.S. Toward Water Extremes

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The Southwest is drying out, while the Northeast is becoming…
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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.
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The Stream, July 17: Drought in the United States

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Low water levels in the Mississippi River have prompted salt…
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The Stream, May 15: America's Most Endangered Rivers

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The Potomac River is the most endangered river in the United…
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The Stream, April 3: Mega Water Projects in Asia

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India's proposed mega project to link more than 30 rivers and…
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The Stream, January 5: Qatar's Food Security

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Unlike the other oil-rich, water-poor Gulf states, by 2024 Qatar…
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The Stream, November 17: Water Use in U.S. Power Plants

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Coal-fired plants account for 67 percent of the freshwater withdrawals…
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Peter Gleick: Energy, Water, and Climate Change in the Western U.S.

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A new analysis from the Pacific Institute evaluates the water…
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Circle of Blue Director Appointed to World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water Security

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J. Carl Ganter is director of Circle of Blue, a global water…
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Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.
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Weather Extremes: Floods, Droughts, Tornadoes, and Extreme Heat Plague Much of U.S.

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Extreme weather events in 2011 have been numerous and diverse, prompting some analysts to link the natural disasters to climate change. Most recently, many states are under exceptional-drought and extreme-heat advisories.
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Peter Gleick: The California Drought (2007-2009) - Myth Versus Reality

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It has been a wet year. Very wet. But remember the drought? California…