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United States Clean Water Rule Quandary Begins On Land

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EPA’s Clean Water Rule confronts deep-rooted farm resistance.…

Texas Water District Finds Few Friends in Quest for Water in Oklahoma

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A water rights case to be argued in the U.S. Supreme Court this week has national implications.

The Stream, April 22: Oklahoma v.Texas in Supreme Court for Water-access Dispute

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Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in…

The Stream, January 9: West Bank Floods as Wall Blocks Drainage

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Winter Storms An Israeli security barrier built mostly in occupied…

The Stream, December 5: Typhoon Triggers Floods, Leaves Trail of Destruction

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At least 283 people have died in the Philippines following the…

Advance of the Invader: Asian Carp Continue March to Northern Waters

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Live carp have been found in North Dakota and past the electric barriers in Chicago. As the carp push forward, Michigan and other Great Lakes states are once again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to speed up action to stop the advance of the invader.
Shiprock, New Mexico: The Navajo Nation — which spans a 70,000-square-kilometer stretch of mesa, sand, and canyons in parts of New Mexico, Utah, and northern Arizona — is the largest and, arguably, the driest American Indian reservation in the United States.

Racing an Arizona Senator’s Retirement, Dry Navajo Nation Draws Closer to Securing More Water

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The largest reservation in the U.S. has one of the nation's highest poverty rates — more than 40 percent — and very little water infrastructure. Many residents pay nearly 50 times the municipal cost for water, which instead is delivered from a tank in the back of a truck, often resulting in water-borne intestinal illnesses.

The Stream, October 28: Environmental Security in Latin America

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Environmental security is becoming a top priority in international…

Supreme Court Ruling Tests Boundaries of Water Supply and Energy Production Along Montana-Wyoming Border

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Montana and Wyoming have taken their transboundary water dispute to the Supreme Court. Wyoming won the first round. But others await in a case that will help decide how much water is really available to generate energy and to produce food in one of the nation’s driest regions, as well as who has access to that water.

The Stream, April 13: Legal Matters

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Dams in Brazil Despite calls for a moratorium, Brazil’s government…

Supreme Court Takes Second Look at Michigan’s Asian Carp Injunction

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Will they reconsider a motion filed by Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to block Asian carp from the Great Lakes?

Clean Water Act Leaves Waterways Vulnerable to Pollution

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As many as half of the nation’s largest water polluters might be exempt from the Clean Water Act’s requirements because Supreme Court decisions never clarified what waterways the act protects.