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Speaking of Water: Michael Cohen on the Salton Sea

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In this episode of Speaking of Water, host Eileen Wray-McCann talks with Michael Cohen, a senior researcher at the Pacific Institute, about the Salton Sea.

Rising Seas Threaten Tens of Millions More People with Inundation, Study Says. Even That May Underestimate the Impact

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The Climate Central study did not account for relative sea-level rise. It assumed that land elevations remained constant. In the dynamic world, that is not the case.

Vast Differences in Legionnaires’ Disease Response by Industry

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Outside of healthcare, there are few rules for preventing spread of Legionnaires’ disease in buildings.

Election 2019: State and Local Voters Face Water Infrastructure Funding Decisions

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Ballot initiatives in Colorado, Texas, New Orleans, and Portland address flooding, financing, and watershed protection.

Maui Mayor Rejects Clean Water Act Settlement, Aims for Supreme Court Hearing

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Internal politics in Maui County muddle a closely watched groundwater case.

Here’s what Gretchen Whitmer’s new PFAS water rules mean for Michigan

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  Michigan has taken a major step toward regulating dangerous…

Water Inequality Used to be a Developing World Problem Only. Not Any More.

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The problems of water scarcity and polluted supplies are no longer solely the preserve of developing countries.

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.