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U.S. Irrigation Continues Steady Eastward Expansion

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Irrigated farmland in the United States climbed to a record-high 58 million acres in 2017, according to new federal government data.

In Bid for Cleaner Water, California Seeks Arranged Utility Marriages

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Uniting small, failing utilities with larger neighbors can fix water problems.

Despite Billions in Losses and Clear Financial Dangers, Companies Slow to Respond to Water Risks

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More businesses track water use, but fewer take the next step of setting targets.

The Water ‘Accessibility Trap’: Q&A with Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari and Luke Wilson

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Authors of a report on local drinking water laws discuss the lack of water shutoff data and the fees that make it harder for struggling households to stay afloat.

In Maryland, Vulnerability to Water Shutoffs Depends on Your Address

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New report highlights how local laws can trap households in a cycle of fees that influence water affordability, shutoffs, and timely bill payment.
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Reporter Wins Award for His Work on Choke Point: Tamil Nadu

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Sibi Arasu honored for his reporting on the environment, including two articles from the Choke Point: Tamil Nadu series.

Whitmer orders Michigan to set PFAS standards, setting up clash with GOP

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has kickstarted efforts to set a statewide standard for PFAS, hazardous chemicals that are increasingly befouling Michigan waters.

In war, dirty water more dangerous to children than violence, says UNICEF

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Most vulnerable are young children under age 5, who are 20 times more likely to die from diseases than violence.

New Mexico Oil Production Is Soaring. Now What To Do With The Wastewater?

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State lawmakers pass bill to facilitate reusing salty water from the oil fields.

Historic Missouri River Flood Damages Water Infrastructure

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Sewage spills, pollution risks, and reduced capacity at drinking water plants.

Is U.S. Groundwater Quality Getting Better or Worse? It’s Hard to Say

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Too little data so far for main national monitoring network.