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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.

Oakland’s Water Treatment Plant Generates Its Own Energy and Then Some

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Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.

Michigan Pipeline Task Force Sets Stage for Line 5 Closure

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Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.

Oakland’s Web of Waters Shapes New Economy, Civic Energy

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A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.

California Fire Danger Mounts in Sierra Nevada Forests

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Bark beetles, water scarcity, and dying trees herald a region in ecological transition during the height of state's four-year drought.

In California’s Central Valley, Dry Wells Multiply in the Summer Heat

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Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.

Water Scarcity Could Deter Energy Developers From Crossing Border Into Northern Mexico

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Proposed oil and gas development zones in Coahuila are among the driest in the Americas.

Toxic Algae Blooms Prompt Clean-Up Commitment from Great Lakes Governors

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State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.

Challenged By Drought, Fire, Earthquake, and Flood, California Departs On New Path

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In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving "net zero" energy use are top priorities.

Groundwater Depletion Stresses Majority of World’s Largest Aquifers

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Scientists do not know how much groundwater is left.

California Court, Despite Drought, Questions Popular Water Pricing Tool

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Increasing block rates garner closer attention. Photo ©…

Nicaragua Canal Environmental Assessment Criticized As Scientifically Weak, Technically Inadequate

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Expert panel finds “scientifically indefensible” conclusions in 14-volume study.