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Water Law: $105 Million Settlement in Water Pollution Lawsuit Between Swiss Company and U.S. Communities

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Nearly 2,000 communities in the United States will be eligible…

Asian Carp Case Goes to Court as Foundation Pledges $500,000 to Protect the Great Lakes

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Invasive Asian carp make a surprise appearance on the Missouri River.

Fracking Regulations Vary Widely from State to State

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A look at how states across America are facing deep frack dilemmas.

Q&A: James G. Workman on the Bushmen's Fight for Water Rights and 21st Century Hydro-Democracy

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Workman says chances of the Botswanian government returning water rights to the Bushmen as 'pretty slim.'

EPA Releases Draft of Clean Water Strategy for Public Comment

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The EPA seeks stricter pollution standards and a national water quality assessment.

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Protect Argentina’s Glaciers

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Bill passes that will ban mining and oil drilling in Andean ice fields.
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Michigan Supreme Court Case Could Strengthen Protection of State’s Lakes, Streams and Groundwater

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An environmental group’s legal victory in the fight to block the dumping of water from a contaminated site into a popular Michigan fly-fishing stream may provide stronger legal protections for lakes and streams across the state.

Peter Gleick: The California Water Bond — What Does Proposition 18 Really Say and Do?

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The costs and benefits of California's largest water bond in a half century have not been fully assessed by an independent organization.

Great Lakes States Sue Federal Government Over Asian Carp Threat

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The recent discovery of a live carp close to Lake Michigan may bolster the states’ case, legal expert says.

Countries Move Forward with Nile Treaty Despite Egypt's Objections

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A weekend meeting of the Nile basin water ministers does not resolve treaty impasse.

Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Water Territories and the Politics of Scale and Identity

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An excerpt from the introductory chapter of Out of the Mainstream: Water Rights, Politics and Identity, a book on the effect modern society has on water culture and indigenous communities

Environmental Groups Sue BP Under Clean Water Act

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Landmark act could be used by the federal government to recover billions in fines, send people to jail.