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Mountain Regions, 'Taking the Heat,' Face Growing Hazards As Ice Melts, UN Climate Panel Warns

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IPCC special report describes mounting disaster risks that connect mountains and polar regions to oceans.

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

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A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

The Rapid Rise of Legionella: Q&A with Patrick Breysse of the CDC

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For public health “you have to confront Legionnaires’ disease,” Patrick Breysse, the director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, said.

Study: Inadequate Groundwater for Current and Potential Demands in Basin Targeted by Las Vegas

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Spring, creeks, and wetlands on the Nevada-Utah border are at risk in “worst case” pumping scenario, U.S. Geological Survey finds.

How Terrorists Leverage Climate Change

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In the era of climate change, the wall between the natural hazards and terrorism is crumbling.

Costs of Water Pollution, a Global Scourge, ‘Underestimated and Underappreciated’

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A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.

Houston Agrees to $2 Billion Sewer Fix

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Houston, the largest city in Texas is the latest to face a federal order to plug a leaky sewer system. Fewer such orders may be coming.

As Seas Rise, Unchecked Groundwater Use Sinks Coastal Cities

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Life on the coast is already hazardous. Groundwater mismanagement amplifies other risks.

Risks to Groundwater in India’s Solar Irrigation Pump Expansion

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Cheap solar power, widely available, could worsen India’s already depleted aquifers.

Report: Updated Laws and Collaboration Needed to Control Legionnaires’ Disease, America’s Deadliest Waterborne Illness

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A National Academies report has identified deficiencies in plumbing and building codes, policies, and research to prevent the spread of Legionella.

West Virginia Bets Big on Plastics, and on Backing of Trump Administration

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The state’s leaders want a federal loan guarantee to build a giant chemical storage plant that could cost as much as $10 billion.

The Next Urban Water Crisis? Inadequate Data Clouds the Forecast

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What is the next center of population and commerce to be roiled by a severely constricted water supply?