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Water Groups Lauded a Side Agreement at the Paris Climate Conference. Then It Languished.

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The fate of the Paris Pact reveals the difficulties in incorporating water into global climate agreements.

As Drought Grips American West, Irrigation Becomes Selling Point for Michigan

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Michigan farmers irrigate with 187 billion gallons of groundwater a year. Is the state prepared for more?

In Climate Talks, Plans to Keep Planet from Overheating Should Not Ignore Water

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Carbon-reduction plans, if not well designed, can worsen water scarcity and pollution.

Toxin Levels Spike, Prompting Drinking Water Emergency in Northern California

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Cyanotoxins in the state’s second-largest freshwater lake soared this month amid a hot, dry summer.

The Town that Flood-Proofed Itself

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Ottawa, Illinois learned how to keep its residents out of harms way. But on the river’s edge, safety has often required sacrifice.

Dam Battles Converge on Cambodia’s 3S Rivers

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The rivers are an ecological bounty in the Mekong watershed. But technical reviews pay little attention to environmental costs of dam building.

‘The Opportunity Is Now’: Water Advocates View Upcoming UN Climate Conference as Moment of Relevance

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Water was overlooked in past global climate talks. Advocates are focusing on the Glasgow meeting to highlight water’s indispensable climate role.

‘Eyes in the Sky’ Help Police California Water Use

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Satellite data is one monitoring tool regulators turn to in this very dry year.

Amid Extreme Heat and Drought, Line 3 Pipeline Construction Puts Water At Risk

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State agencies insist — though scientists and indigenous leaders furiously disagree — that waterways won’t be affected.

Hurricane Ida Damages Louisiana Water Systems, Cuts Water Service

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Nearly two hundred water systems, large and small, are experiencing outages after the powerful storm.

Colorado River Forecasts Not a ‘Crystal Ball’

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Computer models inform key decisions in the Colorado River basin. But they cannot predict the future.

Droughts Push More People to Migrate Than Floods

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World Bank report sheds light on the nuanced connections between “water shocks” and human migration.