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In Supreme Court, Florida and Georgia Argue Over Water Use

Water planning in the South has not kept pace with demand. By…

America’s Spreading Septic Threat

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Failing septic systems produce disease outbreaks, algae blooms,…
John Burchard, General Manager of the Alpaugh Community Services District, walks a ditch bank on the outskirts of town. The small farmworker community in California's Central Valley suffers from high levels of arsenic and other contaminates in its drinking water.

2015 Water Preview, Part II: National – States React to New Era of Water Scarcity

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Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.

U.S. Irrigation Pushed Eastward By Drought and Financial Risks

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Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.

The Stream, March 27: Water and Oil in the Amazon

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South America A new billboard in Peru is creating fresh water…
Infographic: Apalachicola Oysters

Infographic: The Oyster Industry in Florida's Apalachicola Bay

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How do freshwater flows — or lack thereof — affect the marine life downstream?
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Florida Oyster Harvest Suffers As Drought Intensifies Water Battle with Georgia and Alabama

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The drought that set upon the United States this year has tightened a three-state tug-of-war over fresh water, affecting marine life and a valuable fishing economy downstream in the Deep South's Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, the most biodiverse river system in North America.

More Lakefront Property Coming to Georgia

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The state doles out the first tranche of loans for reservoir…
Spider lilies fill the banks of the upper Flint River, near Thomaston, Georgia. Alabama and Florida also share the river basin, which the three states have quarreled over for more than two decades.

Lessons Learned? How Drought Has Shaped Water Policy in Georgia

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Just as it was five years ago, a record-breaking drought is evident…

The Stream, June 26: U.S. Supreme Court Awards Georgia in Tri-State Water Dispute

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Tough verdict on Rio+20 from author George Monbiot: governments…

Reporting From Apalachicola, Florida: A Thousand Straws Stress River Basin

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Reporter Codi Yeager visits the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, where a severe drought is putting pressure on vital freshwater supplies for farms, cities, industries, and ecosystems in three Southeast states.

The Stream, April 5: What Is Causing the Water Crisis in Ghana and Nigeria?

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Policy & Accountability Pollution, political unrest and corruption…