Tag: Water

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Advocate Helps Track Polluters on Supply Chain

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Nestlé’s Thirst for Water Splits Small U.S. Town

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Bottled Water Industry Triggers Strong Reactions

Floating store on Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, home to thousands of dispossessed people. The lake faces numerous threats, including a dam-building boom in China and Laos. Photo by Erica Gies.

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A Giant Lake that Sustains Millions of People Is in Danger

Dams, overfishing, and pollution threaten Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the world’s most productive fisheries.

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Coca-Cola Leaves It to Beavers to Fight the Drought

The soft-drink giant is deploying the dam-building animals to replenish groundwater supplies.

water tank on Navajo (Dine') land

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The Navajo Are Fighting to Get Their Water Back

A third of tribe members lack clean water while cities thrive on rivers running through reservations. New deals are enabling them to take some of what’s theirs.

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Investors Are Grabbing a Japan-Size Chunk of the Developing World for Food and Water

Activists tracking these deals say rich countries are buying up land—93 million acres—and displacing local people and wildlife.

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Hacking the Drought

With climate models predicting precipitation extremes in some of the world’s most ecologically and politically sensitive areas, scientists and engineers are coming up with creative solutions.

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With Floods and Droughts Increasing, Communities Take a New Look at Storing Water Underground

Groundwater recharge is the latest wave in water security – though challenges remain.

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The “One Water” Movement Is Helping the Environment and Saving Millions of Dollars

Solutions to floods, droughts, and pollution that look upstream, downstream and everywhere in between save dollars and make sense.

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Cities Are Finally Treating Water as a Resource, Not a Nuisance

From Houston to Melbourne, the surprising way urban areas are dealing with water woes

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Who Owns Groundwater?

California drought underscores the need to improve how the state – and the rest of us – divvy up a resource in demand.

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Are Massive Projects Really the Right Answer to Our Water Supply Woes?

Conservation and recycling can reduce the need for massive municipal water infrastructure.

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As Floods Increase, Cities Like Detroit Are Looking to Green Stormwater Infrastructure:

With climate change bringing more intense storms, urban areas are looking for better ways to manage runoff.

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Nitrates on Tap

As contamination worsens, an oft-ignored groundwater pollutant is drawing new attention – and solutions.

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Low-lying Vietnam Is Squeezed Between Its Neighbors and the Rising Seas.

Climate change, heavy-handed water management, and upstream dams are changing the Mekong Delta, pushing residents to adapt.

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Our Drinking Water Systems Are a Disaster. What Can We Do?

In the wake of the Flint crisis, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis.

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California’s Underground Water War

California has been the only western state without groundwater regulation – but now that looks set to change.

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Do Dams Increase Water Use?

Reservoirs may promote waste by creating a false sense of water security.

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Ecological Detectives Hunt for San Francisco’s Vanished Waterways

Recovering “ghost creeks” from past landscapes can help protect the city’s
future amid climate chaos.

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