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Toxic Water, Toxic Crops: India’s Public Health Time Bomb

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Raw sewage and industrial wastewater contaminated with metals and chemicals irrigate much of the India's food.

Q&A: Giulio Boccaletti on the Sustainable Development Goal for Restoring Water Ecosystems

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Giulio Boccaletti is the global managing director for water at…

Zambia Electricity Shortage Highlights Africa's Hydropower Shortfalls

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Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

Lake Erie Algae Blooms Prompt New International Targets for Phosphorus

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Current targets not enough to stop algal toxins. Image…

Oil Rupture in Line 5 Pipeline in Mackinac Straits Would Be A Mammoth Mess

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University of Michigan study provides online video scenarios…

Infographic: Hoover Dam's Troubled Waters

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Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

Cause of Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms Gains More Certainty

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New research finds that agricultural practices lead to biggest…

Report: Fish Analysis Reveals Asian Carp Have Reproduced in Great Lakes Watershed

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A new study shows grass carp reproduced at least once in the Sandusky River, but it cannot confirm an established population.
The Rapid Destruction of the Mesopotamian Marshlands

Map: Destruction and Restoration of Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshlands (1973-2013)

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Saddam Hussein's legacy includes draining Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshland, an integral part of the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin and once the third-largest wetland in the world. Now, the Biblical Garden of Eden is the site of the war-weary nation’s first and only national park.
The Rapid Destruction of the Mesopotamian Marshlands

Iraq’s First National Park: A Story of Destruction and Restoration in the Mesopotamian Marshlands

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The inauguration of Iraq’s first national park earlier this summer represents a step toward national rebuilding for the war-torn country. But restoration of Iraq’s marshes also offers a grander vision for regional water cooperation throughout the Middle East and elsewhere.

Report: U.S. EPA Has Chance to Vastly Reduce Water Pollution from Power Plants

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EPA proposes tougher federal wastewater guidelines, while electricity…

Study: Plants Play Bigger Role in River Flows Than Previously Thought

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Transpiration from plants dominates the terrestrial water cycle. Photo…