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Who Pays? PFAS Lawsuits, Legislation Raise Question of Pollution Liability

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Wastewater utilities, whose facilities are a conduit for chemical pollution, object to Democratic proposals in Congress that could hold them liable for the cost of PFAS removal.

Speaking of Water - Featuring Australian Author And Science Communicator, Julian Cribb

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Staggering bushfires have raged across the Australian landscape, ravaging both life and livelihoods.

As Iowa Caucuses Approach, Where Do Democratic Candidates Stand on Water?

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Water issues are gaining new prominence in the Democratic presidential race as candidates react to rising public concerns about water issues.

Rain Alleviates Bushfires in Australia, but Threatens Waterways

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Pollution concerns rise following recent rains.

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…

Opinion: 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.