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The Growth of the Water Beat

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News agencies carve out more space for water. Photo © Brett…

Ogallala Water Use Climbs as Drought Intensifies in the Southern Plains

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Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl. Image…

Texas Water District Finds Few Friends in Quest for Water in Oklahoma

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A water rights case to be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court this week has national implications.

The Stream, April 22: Oklahoma v.Texas in Supreme Court for Water-access Dispute

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Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in…

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…

The Stream, January 9: West Bank Floods as Wall Blocks Drainage

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Winter Storms An Israeli security barrier built mostly in occupied…

Ken Burns’s The Dust Bowl Revives an American Tragedy

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Drought, farm follies, and pain on the Great Plains. Photo…

2012 Election Results: U.S. Voters Favor Water

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Yesterday, American voters in many states and cities around the nation supported hundreds of millions of dollars in water infrastructure investment.

The Stream, August 6: U.S. Drought Expands to 64 Percent

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Drought Drought has reached 64 percent of the area of the 48…

Oklahoma Sets Ambitious Goal for Water Conservation

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Oklahoma's governor has signed a bill that would limit freshwater consumption in 2060 to current levels, while expanding the use of marginal sources, despite a projected 28 percent increase in population and 33 percent increase in consumptive demand.

The Stream, March 7: Australia Floods Stir Murray-Darling Debate

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Extensive flooding in Australia makes the need to implement a…

The Stream, December 20: Water Rights Lawsuits

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New Mexico is suing the federal government over water allocations…