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U.S. Food Trade Increasingly Leans On Unsustainable Groundwater

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It takes water to grow crops, and an increasing portion of the US’s irrigation water is unsustainably mined from groundwater sources.

U.S. Water Data, Refreshed Daily

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New U.S. Geological Survey tool displays where water is – and isn’t – in the Lower 48 states.

Water Crises Again Ranked a Top Global Risk in World Economic Forum Report

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For the first time in the history of the Global Risks Report, respondents ranked environmental factors as the top five risks that are most likely to occur.

After Plumbing Code Setback, Georgia Health Officials Refocus Legionella Prevention Effort

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New working group mulls regulatory options for dealing with America’s…

Australia, Your Country Is Burning – Dangerous Climate Change Is Here With You Now

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The continent of Australia is figuratively – and in some sense literally – on fire.

Dams, Sand Mining Threaten to Wreck Mekong Delta

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More than sea-level rise, unsustainable development on the Mekong Delta is the biggest risk to the delta’s economy and ecology.

Against Advice of Health Officials, Georgia Rejects Legionella Rules in New Plumbing Code

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Georgia will not join the handful of jurisdictions that have rules for slowing the spread of America’s deadliest waterborne disease.

In Louisiana, Officials Pursue Fixes for Indebted, Failing Water Systems

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Louisiana is another state putting priority on merging small, struggling water systems with larger neighbors. It's offering to cover the capital cost of connection.

‘Make Agribusinesses Pay the Full Costs:’ In Blue New Deal, Warren Targets Farm Pollution, Great Lakes

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Elizabeth Warren, called for a Blue New Deal, unveiling her plan to protect the oceans, Great Lakes, and the rivers that flow into them from pollution and overdevelopment.

Atmospheric Rivers, Conveyor Belts of Extreme Moisture, Rack Up Heavy Flood Damages in Western United States

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Researchers estimate $1 billion in flood damages annually in last 40 years from atmospheric rivers.

The Year in Water, 2019

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Natural hazards strengthen. Governments struggle to cope.

Baltimore Council Approves Income-Based Water Bills

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The Baltimore City Council, in the face of rising water and sewer rates and public anger over billing errors, approved a discount program that ties monthly water bills for its poorest residents to their annual household income.