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Mining Giant Behind Deadly Dam Collapse Took Lax Approach to Corporate Responsibility

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Vale SA, the mining entity responsible for the deadly dam collapse in Brazil, took a lax approach towards corporate responsibility.

U.S. Irrigation Continues Steady Eastward Expansion

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Irrigated farmland in the United States climbed to a record-high 58 million acres in 2017, according to new federal government data.

HotSpots H2O: Attack on Libya’s Capital Cuts Off Water for Civilians, Detained Refugees

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An outbreak of waterborne diseases may be imminent in Tripoli, Libya’s embattled capital and largest city.

In Bid for Cleaner Water, California Seeks Arranged Utility Marriages

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Uniting small, failing utilities with larger neighbors can fix water problems.

Despite Billions in Losses and Clear Financial Dangers, Companies Slow to Respond to Water Risks

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More businesses track water use, but fewer take the next step of setting targets.

The Water ‘Accessibility Trap’: Q&A with Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari and Luke Wilson

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Authors of a report on local drinking water laws discuss the lack of water shutoff data and the fees that make it harder for struggling households to stay afloat.

In Maryland, Vulnerability to Water Shutoffs Depends on Your Address

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New report highlights how local laws can trap households in a cycle of fees that influence water affordability, shutoffs, and timely bill payment.

HotSpots H2O: Reversing a Drought Pattern, Afghanistan Struck by Deadly Floods

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After years of drought, wet weather returned, in force, to Afghanistan this winter.

Whitmer orders Michigan to set PFAS standards, setting up clash with GOP

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has kickstarted efforts to set a statewide standard for PFAS, hazardous chemicals that are increasingly befouling Michigan waters.

In war, dirty water more dangerous to children than violence, says UNICEF

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Most vulnerable are young children under age 5, who are 20 times more likely to die from diseases than violence.
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HotSpots H2O: Water, Food Shortages Deadlier than Violence in Embattled Yemen

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A grim, new UNICEF report estimates that children under five in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from dirty water than from being shot.