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Reforested areas rival mature forests in securing water, study finds

That forests are good for the environment is a no-brainer. What isn't as clear-cut: how do newly planted woodlands affect water availability?

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Great Slave Lake 2020 water levels confirmed highest on record

New research confirms Great Slave Lake's water levels during the summer and fall of 2020 were the highest since monitoring began in the 1930s.
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Is this winter’s sketchy snowpack the new normal?

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Gaps in data delay Chowan River Basin plan

The N.C. Environmental Management Commission took no action to adopt an updated water resources plan for the Chowan River Basin, which has seen a steady increase in toxic algae blooms.

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When coronavirus struck the Salton Sea

People who live near the dying lake are caught in a perfect storm of environmental neglect, poverty, and COVID-19.

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B.C. wants to know how much it’s going to cost fracking, mining industries to adapt to climate change

The province wants to better understand the economic impact events such as droughts will have on the natural resources and building sectors — and the costs of different adaptation measures.

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Communities on Brazil’s ‘River of Unity’ tested by dams, climate change

Pixaim is one of the remaining quilombos on the Atlantic coast, an Afro-Brazilian settlement already gravely impacted by upstream dams. Now climate change could doom it.
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How a melting glacier could redefine the Alberta–B.C. border

It all has to do with runoff, which affects hundreds of thousands of people and animals that rely on glacier-fed streams and rivers as a water source.

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China limited the Mekong’s flow. Other countries suffered a drought.

New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
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As Western coal-fired plants close, who gets their water?

With coal gradually being phased out as the source of energy in the West, water—the new high-value commodity—becomes the center of attention.

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Is it still possible to go on a skiing holiday in times of climate change?

More snow cannons, lifts and cable cars: Many ski resorts are upgrading their facilities to combat climate change, despite criticism from environmentalists.

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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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Melting ski resorts have a snow machine problem

The changing climate is warming the slopes, forcing resorts to turn to snow-generating beasts that take a heavy environmental toll.
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Securing SoCal water to benefit NorCal salmon

Transferring water rights between Southern and Northern California may promise a future for Feather River's chinook salmon.

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