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After Hurricanes, Pollution Hazards for Private Water Wells in the Southeast

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Floodwaters from Florence and Michael introduce bacteria and contaminants into wells.

Tough Water Decisions in 2018 Election Initiatives

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Voters will decide on infrastructure spending, oil and gas development, and salmon habitat protection.

HotSpots H2O, October 22: Lithium Miners Battle for Water in Chile’s Atacama Desert

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The Rundown The Atacama, the world’s driest desert, contains…

U.N. Climate Report: Water Extremes, Unevenly Distributed, Worsen With More Heat

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More floods and droughts in a warmer world. But certain regions will be worse off than others.

HotSpots H2O, October 15: Special Report on Yemen's Water Crisis

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The Rundown Since March 2015, a deadly civil war between Houthi…

Deadly Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks Persist in the U.S.

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The most acute U.S. water contamination health risk defies control.

HotSpots H2O, October 8: Millions in South Sudan Rely on Distant, Dirty Water Sources

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The Rundown South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, which has flared…

Infographic: Household Wells in the United States

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Thirteen percent of Americans, some 42 million people, use a household well for their water supply.

HotSpots H2O, October 1: Protestors Fight Privatization In Water-Stressed El Salvador

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In El Salvador, water availability is precarious.

In Senate PFAS Hearing, Government Officials Say Regulatory Response Will Take Years

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Officials from multiple federal agencies testified at a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing.

Michigan's Groundwater Emergency

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Groundwater in Michigan is “compromised and deteriorated.”

Michigan PFAS by the numbers: How much is unsafe?

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Confusion runs rampant about PFAS dangers. The federal government and states can’t agree on how much is unsafe for states. Here’s a primer on what’s known so far.