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HotSpots H2O: Conflict over U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty Escalates as Farmers Take La Boquilla Dam

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Tensions between Mexico and the United States over water intensified this month as hundreds of Mexican farmers seized control of La Boquilla dam in protest over mandatory water releases.

One Michigan County Tells the Story of a Nation Plagued By Water Pollution

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Farms housing thousands of animals are one of several sources contaminating the Pine River and dividing a mid-Michigan community.

HotSpots H2O: Refugees Left Without Water, Supplies After Moria Camp Burns on Lesbos

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The largest refugee camp in Europe caught fire earlier this month, destroying most of the camp and leaving an estimated 12,000 residents homeless and without water, basic hygiene, and food.

‘A Lot of Catastrophe': Louisiana Water Systems Still Reeling from Hurricane Laura

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Nearly three weeks after the Hurricane Laura, more than 30 water systems in the state are still not operating.

Thirsting for Solutions

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Across the U.S., aging infrastructure, legacy pollution, and emerging contaminants are creating a growing urgency to pay attention to the quality of the water we drink.

HotSpots H2O: As Tensions Rise in the Southern Caucasus, Water Shortages Continue

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Decades-long conflict has left water supply networks in disrepair and exacerbated water shortages for civilians in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Western Wildfires Damage, Contaminate Drinking Water Systems

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As they tear through forests and developed areas, fires in California, Oregon, and Washington have destroyed water infrastructure and released chemical contaminants.

Removing Carbon from Air, Which Increases Water Use, Is No Simple Climate Fix

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Certain ways of drawing carbon out of the atmosphere to keep global temperatures in check come with substantial tradeoffs for water use, water quality, and food production, study finds.

HotSpots H2O: In Kenya, Lake Water Rise Endangers Livelihoods and Wildlife

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Rising water levels in the lakes along the Great Rift Valley have pushed thousands in Kenya from their homes, endangering people’s livelihoods and wildlife in the region.

In Michigan, Rising Lake Levels Disturb Sacred Ground

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Along Lake Michigan’s shores, rising waters are eroding Indigenous Odawa burial sites.

As Pandemic Amplifies Financial Stress for Water Utilities and Customers, North Carolina Governor Announces Financial Aid

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State-ordered shutoff protections have expired, customer debt is rising, and some utilities face revenue shortfalls.

Hurricane Laura Critically Damages Louisiana Drinking Water Facilities

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Nearly a week after the Category 4 storm, dozens of water systems…