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Report: Water, Temperature Changes Not Central Drivers of Sub-Sahara Africa Conflicts

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Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures…

Diluted Bitumen Study: Expert Committee Holds First Meeting

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An investigation begins this week as to whether spills of heavy oils pose a greater environmental threat than spills of other crude oils.
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

World Food Supplies Recover From Drought and Reach 15-Year High

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Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.

U.S. Farm Irrigation Becomes More Efficient, Moves East

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Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing…
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change World Precipitation Climate Change Hydrologic Cycle

Report: International Panel on Climate Change Reiterates Three Urgent Water Concerns

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IPCC says the water cycle will intensify, leading to bigger storms, more droughts, and worsening water quality.

Report: U.S. Water Systems, Deteriorated and Slow to Change, Need New Strategy – And Money

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More of the same is not working in changed conditions of the 21st century.

More Trees Mean Less Water for California's Mountain Rivers

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If global warming increases vegetation in high mountain zones,…

Infographic: Toxic Algae in Ohio Drinking Water Sources

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Algae toxins have been found in seven lakes, reservoirs, and rivers that supply drinking water to 1 million people.

Seven Ohio Drinking Water Sources Don't Meet State Water Quality Standards for Toxic Algae

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Lack of testing requirements inhibits more thorough review of…

Lake Erie Algae Blooms Prompt New International Targets for Phosphorus

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Current targets not enough to stop algal toxins. Image…

In Colorado River Basin, Groundwater Is Disappearing Much Faster than Lake Mead

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Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half…

Drought to Cost California Agriculture $2.2 Billion and 17,000 Jobs, But Groundwater Is a Lifeline

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Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.