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In Supreme Court, Florida and Georgia Argue Over Water Use

Water planning in the South has not kept pace with demand. By…

Algal Blooms Are No Accident For Florida Everglades and Estuaries

Political, financial, and ecological barriers block solutions in South Florida.

Toxic Algae Flourish As Everglades Solution Eludes Florida

The blooms plaguing coastal estuaries are a symptom of a system out of balance.
John Burchard, General Manager of the Alpaugh Community Services District, walks a ditch bank on the outskirts of town. The small farmworker community in California's Central Valley suffers from high levels of arsenic and other contaminates in its drinking water.

2015 Water Preview, Part II: National – States React to New Era of Water Scarcity

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Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.

Election 2014 Recap: Voters Mostly Say ‘Yes’ to Water Spending

easures passed in California, Florida, and Maine, while North Dakota voted against conservation fund.

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.

The Stream, October 4: Vivid Fall Foliage a Hidden Drought Benefit

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Conditions are ideal this year for brilliant fall foliage, National…
Infographic: Apalachicola Oysters

Infographic: The Oyster Industry in Florida's Apalachicola Bay

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How do freshwater flows — or lack thereof — affect the marine life downstream?
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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.
Spider lilies fill the banks of the upper Flint River, near Thomaston, Georgia. Alabama and Florida also share the river basin, which the three states have quarreled over for more than two decades.

Lessons Learned? How Drought Has Shaped Water Policy in Georgia

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Just as it was five years ago, a record-breaking drought is evident…

The Stream, June 26: U.S. Supreme Court Awards Georgia in Tri-State Water Dispute

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Tough verdict on Rio+20 from author George Monbiot: governments…

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.