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Fluoride Debate Hits Several Major U.S. Cities

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The largest U.S. city without fluoridated water takes a step…

The Stream, August 21: Microbes in Drinking Water Provide New Insights

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Drinking Water Bacteria A University of Michigan study showed…

The Stream, August 13: Expected Crop Yields Plummet While Prices Climb

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Food prices This summer's drought in the United States will…
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America’s Water Infrastructure Shows Its Age — The National Debate About How to Pay for Repairs

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Hundreds of billions of dollars are needed for renovation and…

The Stream, January 23: Chevron Appeals $18 Billion Amazon Pollution Fine

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Chevron has filed an appeal with Ecuador's Supreme Court to review…
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Mixing Art and Technology: North America’s Largest Membrane-filtration Sewage Plant Opens Near Seattle

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The $1.8 billion Brightwater facility, 10 miles northeast of Seattle, eschews old notions of what a sewage plant is. State-of-the-art membrane technology produces reusable water, a trail system allows outdoor recreation, and wetlands give salmon a place to spawn.

The Stream, July 7: The World's Top 10 Most Resilient Cities

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CO2 IMPACT ranks the world's top 10 most "resilient cities,"…
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Wastewater Recycled for Drinking: Low Water Reserves Prompt Australian Push

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On Australia’s western coast, the city of Perth is in critical danger of depleting the water reserves held by its dams. In response, the government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer.

Sudan's Fight Against the Guinea Worm

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The Guinea worm has the potential to become the second completely eradicated disease in human history—but the political stability of one African nation will play a crucial role.

Michigan Looks Forward and Sees a New, Blue Economy

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Business and government leaders in Southeast Michigan want to move beyond the green economy to a blue one, leveraging the state’s plentiful freshwater access for its economic advantage.

Beijing Sets Water Example for Future Olympics, Report Says

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beijing_01 China’s water policy for the Beijing Olympics was given a thumbs-up by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in a report released earlier this year.

Cali water agencies under pressure to lower arsenic levels

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Arsenic levels in eleven Californian water…