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Clean Water Act Proposal Would Strengthen Federal Protection

Opponents call the proposal a federal power grab, while the bill's author says it would restore the original intent of the landmark water legislation.

Indigenous Groups in Ecuador Protest Water Reform Bill

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The water legislation would consolidate too much power in the hands of the government, protesters say.

California Water Board Changes Power Plant Regulations to Protect Aquatic Life

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Power plants will be required to change their cooling systems to reduce the amount of water they withdraw from oceans and estuaries as a result.

Nile Basin Countries Fail to Sign River Treaty Again

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Egypt and Sudan have rejected the proposed Nile Basin agreement as it stands, while the other seven members vow to press on.

Supreme Court Rejects Michigan’s Asian Carp Lawsuit

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Michigan's Attorney General Mike Cox is “looking at other legal avenues” to pursue the carp battle.

Bolivian Village Wants Compensation for Climate Change Adaptation

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Alternative climate summit opens April 20 in Bolivia to address concerns of the world’s poor.

Bid to Protect Michigan’s Groundwater Draws Opposition, Praise

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A proposed bill that declares Michigan’s groundwater a “public trust” has set off a storm of controversy, with opponents claiming that the legislation would expose property owners to new state fees.

Peter Gleick: Water and Energy - Obey the Law on Cooling Systems

The connections between energy and water are significant and complex. We use vast amounts of energy to collect, move, treat, use, and clean water. And we use vast amounts of water to produce energy, including for mining, drilling, and processing fossil and nuclear fuels, and especially for cooling power plants.

2009 California Water Plan Published

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Report recommends upgrading the state's information base to better user understanding of the water system.
Hydro Resources, a well-drilling contractor, works around the clock to punch new holes in the Ogallala Aquifer in Kansas. The Ogallala, the primary water source in the Great Plains, is declining because billions of gallons are pumped out each year to irrigate corn, soybeans, wheat, and cotton.

EPA Launches National Study of Hydraulic Fracturing

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Is the injection of chemicals and water underground contaminating the environment in pursuit of natural gas?

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?

Senate Committee to Vote on Clean Drinking Water Bill

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Clean Drinking Water Bill emphasizes the importance of water and sanitation in U.S. foreign aid. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote at its next business meeting on a bill to provide safe drinking water to 100 million people, according to a committee staff member.