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‘Alarming’ Increase in U.S. Hepatitis A Cases, CDC Reports

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The resurgence of the viral liver disease hepatitis A is linked to drug use and homelessness.

Voice of resilience: Kenyan radio builds herders' trust in drought insurance

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As a warming climate spurs more extreme weather, herders in Kenya's arid and semi-arid northern parts can lose up to 10 percent of their livestock when drought hits.

Capital Flight? Indonesia Leader Suggests Moving Government Out of Sinking Jakarta

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Unsustainable groundwater use is one factor that could prompt a political and urban restructuring in Indonesia.

As Salt Builds Up in Soils Around The World, Farmers and Conservationists Seek Solutions

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Salinization threatens crops and ecosystems. What can we do?

Nitrate Pollution Rising In Private Wells in Iowa

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Report highlights lack of water quality data for household wells.
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New Zealand Waterways Fouled by Farm Runoff, Tourist Waste

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Pesticides, trash, and heavy metals litter New Zealand’s waterways.

Paradise Officials Unveil $53 Million Plan to Rid Damaged Water Pipes of Contaminants

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Two years and $53 million is the estimated timeline and cost to overcome the extensive contamination of the water system in Paradise.
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Mining Giant Behind Deadly Dam Collapse Took Lax Approach to Corporate Responsibility

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Vale SA, the mining entity responsible for the deadly dam collapse in Brazil, took a lax approach towards corporate responsibility.

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.