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Study: Shale Gas Fracking Taints Rivers in Pennsylvania

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Though groundwater gets most of the attention, rivers are also affected by the rush of shale gas development across the United States, according to a new study that claims both wastewater and well development degrade water quality, but in different ways.

The Stream, March 6: More Than 1 Million Syrian Refugees

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There are now more than 1 million Syrians either registered as…

Photo Slideshow: China's Polluted Waters

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Pollution is a major driver of water scarcity in China, especially in the places where economic growth is the highest and water resources are under the most stress — China’s dry northern breadbaskets and its biggest manufacturing hubs in the south and east.

Report: Market-based Programs for Watershed Improvement Double Globally

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China is the world leader for watershed payment programs. But in other regions, long-term funding and monitoring are challenges.

Delhi Dispatch: Rice, Wheat, and Water Serve Up Equal Helpings of Punjab’s Wealth and Risk

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Free power, water, fertilizer, and chemicals encourages abuse of resources for world’s number two rice and wheat producer.

The Stream, November 26: Final Murray-Darling Basin Water Plan Signed into Law

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Last week, the Australian government approved a plan to increase…

The Stream, November 19: Low Water Levels Threaten Mississippi River Barge Traffic

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This summer's massive drought left Mississippi River levels unusually…

The Stream, November 1: Water Conservation Essential in Sandy's Wake

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Millions of people across New York City, its northern suburbs,…

The Stream, October 29: Hurricane Sandy Batters East Coast

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Forecasters are predicting a "devastating landfall" for Hurricane…

Clean Water Act Turns 40 (Part II): A Harvest of Clean Water Exemptions on the Farm

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The U.S. farm sector, more productive and richer than ever, is a major water polluter.

Photo Slideshow: Vintage Collection, Before Clean Water Act

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A sampling of 81,000 images — taken by more than 100 photographers and sponsored by the young EPA — to document the state of the nation's environment in the 1970s.

The Stream, October 17: Environment Harmed in Rush for Food Security, UNEP Report Finds

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Global investments in food security are degrading the environment,…