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U.S. EPA Avoids Stricter Water Pollution Standards for Gulf of Mexico

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Court decision makes it easier for EPA to leave nutrient pollution…
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

The Stream, October 10: Water and the State of Hunger

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Food Security Approximately 12.5 percent of the global population--or…
Hurricane Isaac NASA night view

New Orleans Survived Isaac, and So Did I

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The city's new flood protection system was tested by the hurricane…
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

The Stream, September 4: Global Tensions Over Shared Water

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Global Tensions over Shared Water Tanzania and Malawi have agreed…
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

The Stream, August 31: Hurricane Isaac Causes Shipping Headaches on Mississippi

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Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Isaac, which hit land Tuesday evening…
Hurricane Isaac Gulf of Mexico

Preparing for Isaac Means Hoarding Water

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Circle of Blue reporter Codi Yeager-Kozacek, a native Michigander…
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

The Stream, August 17: Has Work Resumed on Laos' Mekong Dam?

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Despite assurances from Laos that work on its controversial Xayaburi…
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

The Stream, February 20: Low Water Levels May Hurt Texas Rice Industry

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Water-Food Continuing low water levels in Texas may prompt the…
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

Peter Gleick: Water Emergencies — Time for New Plans and Technology

The world faces a wide range of serious, complex, and long-term water challenges, from shortages to contamination to local and regional disputes over water to long-term climate changes. But there are other challenges that are short-term, emergency situations that could also be addressed by some new thinking and new technology.
Mississippi Flooding

Waiting on High Waters — Louisiana Prepares for the Mississippi Flood (Updated 5/16)

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Emergency spillways will be used to shepherd the river to the sea.
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

The Stream, May 16: Droughts and Floods

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A dire drought is forcing France to set severe restrictions on…
Post Katrina Water Issues in New Orleans

Plugging a Leak — Post-Katrina New Orleans Wants Feds to Pay for Water System Overhaul

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City officials have something to prove, and the city has a lot riding on it.