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Historic Missouri River Flood Damages Water Infrastructure

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Sewage spills, pollution risks, and reduced capacity at drinking water plants.
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HotSpots H2O: Worst-Ever Power Outage Deepens Venezuela Water Insecurity

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When a nationwide power outage struck two weeks ago, parts of the country slipped into total chaos.

Is U.S. Groundwater Quality Getting Better or Worse? It’s Hard to Say

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Too little data so far for main national monitoring network.

HotSpots H2O: Drought, Violence Spread Hunger in Ethiopia

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A web of violence, past droughts, and current dry conditions is ensnaring Ethiopia in an ongoing food crisis.

Severe Drinking Water Contamination Surfaces After Brutal Camp Fire

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California town’s water pipes fouled by benzene and other toxic compounds.

With Alternate Water Sources, Some Paradise Businesses Reopen

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County health department requires trucked-in water for restaurants.

Scenes From Paradise, Four Months After the Camp Fire

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The Camp Fire was the most destructive in California's history. Recovery will take years.

‘It Will Probably Resemble a Military Operation’: Q&A with Andrew Whelton on Recovery of Paradise Water System

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Andrew Whelton leads a Purdue University research team that is advising the town’s water utility.

HotSpots H2O: Suicide Bombing Sours India-Pakistan Water Relations

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A suicide bombing in Kashmir has resulted in another setback in India-Pakistan water relations.

New Jersey Said 10 Years Ago It Would Rank Its Most Contaminated Sites. It Never Did.

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For decades, New Jersey’s chemical plants, textile mills and metal factories helped power America. That came at a price.

Lake Erie's Bill Of Rights

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Toledo, Ohio, residents will vote on an unusual and controversial proposal to steward their water – by giving Lake Erie its own legal rights

HotSpots H2O: Humanitarian and Political Crisis Roils Venezuela

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Some 3.4 million Venezuelans have fled their country amid a political crisis that is crippling healthcare service, nutrition, and sanitation in the region.