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Bhopal’s Water Still Toxic 25 Years After Chemical Disaster

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Chemicals used to make pesticides are still leaching into the groundwater and poisoning the drinking water.

Congress, Michigan Legislature Asked to Fix Leaks in Great Lakes Compact

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It’s been more than a year since eight states agreed to prevent large-scale diversions from the Great Lakes, the most abundant source of clean freshwater on the planet. The passage of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, completed after ten years of campaigning by public interest organizations, legislative leaders, and governors of both parties, was meant to permanently secure the globally significant storehouse of water contained in the Great Lakes.

Peter Gleick: Who Is Stealing California's Water?

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Someone is stealing our water. Many someones. But who and how much? No one knows today, mostly because the agency responsible for keeping an eye on water rights and use--the State Water Resources Control Board--is blind, deaf, and dumb. Blind, because they don't look. Deaf, because they don't listen to or act on most requests to investigate water rights allocations and use. Dumb, because they don't talk about these issues. "Asleep at the switch," as a colleague describes it.

ExxonMobil To Pay NYC $105 Million For Water Pollution

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ExxonMobil To Pay NYC $105 Million For Water PollutionAfter 11 weeks in court, a federal jury has found ExxonMobil liable for polluting six public drinking wells in southeastern Queens.

Peter Gleick: California's Looming Groundwater Catastrophe

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gleickcalipump21 California is one of the only states in the United States with almost completely unregulated groundwater use.

Yemen Uncovers Buried Water

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hadhramautvalley After four months of exploration, engineers in Yemen have found an important new source of high-quality water.

Ganges River to Nourish Arsenic-affected Villages in India

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Bihar, in eastern India, will soon launch projects to supply safe drinking water.

Beijing to Conserve Water Through Pricing

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beijing Pressed for water resources, China’s capital is looking for alternative ways to aid its water supply.

Dry Reservoir Leaves Tampa One Day of Water

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A stagnant layer of unpotable water is all that remains of Tampa's Bill Young Reservoir.

British Blouses Contaminate Uganda's Groundwater, Cause Malaria

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KAMPALA, Uganda -- Amidst a hungry hoard of giant Marabou storks,…

Washington's Prehistoric Water Could Soon be History

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KENNEWICK, Washington -- There is nothing more refreshing on…

The Case of California's Missing Water

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Brew a full pot of water through coffee beans and you should…