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Faced with Climate Change and Growth, Ethiopia's Capital Shores Up its Water Supply

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Addis Ababa is building a new system to pump groundwater into reservoirs, to expand supplies in a growing, water-short city. From the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

116 Confirmed Cases in North Carolina’s Largest Recorded Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

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Outbreak investigation centers on a fairgrounds in North Carolina’s western foothills.

Tracking the Atlantic Ocean’s Inland Creep in Miami-Dade County

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It’s a gentle intruder, moving stealthily underground, out of sight but not undetected. Salt water continues to move farther inland in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, albeit at a slower rate, according to new USGS mapping.

Clean Water Act Showdown at Supreme Court Might Be Avoided. For Now.

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A lawsuit with broad implications for the country’s waterways and pollution permitting system might be resolved out of court, avoiding, at least for now, a showdown in the nation’s highest court over the scope of the Clean Water Act.

Mark Fletcher and Mindy Lubber: Water Resilience and Supply Chains

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Mark Fletcher, Global Water Leader at Arup, and Mindy Lubber, CEO and President at CERES, discuss water resilience, supply chains, and global solutions to local solutions.

Understanding and Responding to the Role of Drought in National Security

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“We don’t have a world water crisis, we have a world water management crisis.” From New Security Beat

Mountain Regions, 'Taking the Heat,' Face Growing Hazards As Ice Melts, UN Climate Panel Warns

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IPCC special report describes mounting disaster risks that connect mountains and polar regions to oceans.

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

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A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

The Rapid Rise of Legionella: Q&A with Patrick Breysse of the CDC

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For public health “you have to confront Legionnaires’ disease,” Patrick Breysse, the director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, said.

Study: Inadequate Groundwater for Current and Potential Demands in Basin Targeted by Las Vegas

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Spring, creeks, and wetlands on the Nevada-Utah border are at risk in “worst case” pumping scenario, U.S. Geological Survey finds.

How Terrorists Leverage Climate Change

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In the era of climate change, the wall between the natural hazards and terrorism is crumbling.

Costs of Water Pollution, a Global Scourge, ‘Underestimated and Underappreciated’

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A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.