A dam comes down — and tribes, cities, salmon and orcas could all benefit

You may not have heard much about the long fight to remove the Nooksack Dam near Bellingham, Washington, but its detonation this week will prove ecologically and culturally important.
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To fight repeated flooding in St. Charles Parish, officials approve this $1.2M drainage plan

The St. Charles Parish Council has given the green light to more than $1.2 million in new drainage and sewerage master plans.

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Rainforest Alliance aims to help ethical growers get climate-smart

Upgraded certification scheme, covering over 2 million farmers, will use technology to help them adapt to climate change, protect forests and spot social risks
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‘Megadrought’ and ‘aridification’ — understanding the new language of a warming world

New research reveals a creeping, permanent dryness expanding across the United States. It’s much more than “drought,” and researchers hope more accurate descriptions will spur critical action.
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How a lack of water fueled COVID-19 in Navajo Nation

The Navajo Nation has the highest known rate of coronavirus in the country and a long history of being denied their legal right to water access.

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No meat? Climate-smart vegetables keep Kashmir fed in coronavirus crisis

As meat disappears during the pandemic, a push to harvest water and grow vegetables is having a big payoff.

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The parched West is heading into a global warming-fueled megadrought that could last for centuries

Warmer temperatures and shifting storm tracks are drying up vast stretches of land in North and South America.
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Legislative auditor suggests Louisiana needs to worry about the future of water

In a state seemingly overrun by water, state government doesn't manage its resources very well and faces threats to Louisiana's water supplies.

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A massive park in Mexico City could be a climate adaptation model

An architect and officials are hoping that a huge park in Mexico City can restore the water systems of the region and serve as a model for others around the world.

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Pennsylvania: PUC considering regs to encourage water system consolidation in light of pollutants

The Public Utility Commission voted 5-0 on a motion that begins a rulemaking process on issues related to water and wastewater utility service.

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Oregon community faces groundwater crisis

In a desert far from any city, farmers use groundwater to grow lush green hay. The hay fattens livestock all over the world. But there's a big problem: The water is drying up.

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Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan team up to revive Aral Sea

Officials from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan agreed on Monday to launch a special working group that will work to restore the Aral Sea, once the world's fourth-biggest lake.

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Earth's frozen 'water towers' threatened by warming, population growth, report says

Water frozen at the tops of mountains that helps sustain up to a quarter of the human population is under threat from climate change, population growth and lack of proper management, according to a new international study.
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Can’t let the taps run dry: Managing water in an unpredictable climate

From southern Nevada to New York City, the climate crisis is causing ongoing water problems. The Water Utility Climate Alliance is working hard to ensure cities are prepared.
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