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HotSpots H2O: Egypt and Ethiopia Spar Over Nile River Dam in Latest Round of Talks

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Negotiations over how to fill and operate a controversial dam in Ethiopia are once again deadlocked after a tense back-and-forth between two countries that hold conflicting visions of water use in the Nile River watershed.

Water Inequality Used to be a Developing World Problem Only. Not Any More.

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The problems of water scarcity and polluted supplies are no longer solely the preserve of developing countries.

HotSpots H2O: India’s Monsoon Season, Wettest in 25 Years, Comes to an End

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Following a slow start, India was deluged this year with its heaviest monsoon rains in a quarter century.

116 Confirmed Cases in North Carolina’s Largest Recorded Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

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Outbreak investigation centers on a fairgrounds in North Carolina’s western foothills.

Tracking the Atlantic Ocean’s Inland Creep in Miami-Dade County

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It’s a gentle intruder, moving stealthily underground, out of sight but not undetected. Salt water continues to move farther inland in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, albeit at a slower rate, according to new USGS mapping.

Clean Water Act Showdown at Supreme Court Might Be Avoided. For Now.

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A lawsuit with broad implications for the country’s waterways and pollution permitting system might be resolved out of court, avoiding, at least for now, a showdown in the nation’s highest court over the scope of the Clean Water Act.

HotSpots H2O: Financial Troubles Jeopardize Drinking Water Supply in Zimbabwe Capital

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The main drinking water plant for Harare resumed treating water after a two-day shutdown that exacerbated shortages in a capital city that is already reeling from drought.

Mountain Regions, 'Taking the Heat,' Face Growing Hazards As Ice Melts, UN Climate Panel Warns

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IPCC special report describes mounting disaster risks that connect mountains and polar regions to oceans.

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

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A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

HotSpots H2O: Locals, Citing Water Concerns, Resist Mexico City Airport Plan

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Mexico City’s indigenous residents are pushing back against the revised plan for expanding the megacity’s airport infrastructure.

The Rapid Rise of Legionella: Q&A with Patrick Breysse of the CDC

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For public health “you have to confront Legionnaires’ disease,” Patrick Breysse, the director of the CDC's National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, said.

HotSpots H2O: In Bahamas, Lack of Toilets and Safe Water Pose Disease Risk After Dorian

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The Bahamas are still reeling after Hurricane Dorian caused widespread destruction earlier this month.