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We rely on fresh water for drinking, food, and sanitation, and they’re in trouble. But freshwater issues are becoming a higher priority for conservationists.
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Climate

Florida-Georgia water dispute returns to Supreme Court

The court will decide whether Georgia must cap its water use from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basin and allow more water to flow downstream to Florida.

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Climate

Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River?

Water availability is going from bad to worse in the seven states that rely on the drought-stricken river.
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Justice

Like developing nations, Texas confronts lingering water crisis

More than 1,100 water suppliers have been affected, and nearly half the state's residents scavenge for clean water.

Climate

Border disputes threaten climate science in the Himalayas

Cross-border teams of scientists collaborate on climate models, even as their countries' militaries clash.
Climate

Is this winter’s sketchy snowpack the new normal?

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it's time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt.

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Justice

Native Americans ‘Left out in the cold' under Trump press Biden for action

After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.
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Toxics

Nearly 12 million Texans face water disruptions. The state needs residents to stop dripping taps

After enduring multiple days of freezing temperatures and Texans dripping faucets to prevent frozen pipes from bursting, cities across the state warned Wednesday that water levels are dangerously low, and it may be unsafe to drink.
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Justice

The pandemic's unequal impact on North Carolina water utilities and their customers

A new report depicts the financial challenges of providing water service in unprecedented times.

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Climate

Water could make Michigan a climate refuge. Are we prepared?

What may it take to prepare the Great Lakes region for the future climatologists say we can expect?
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Justice

Don’t be fooled: Alberta is still playing the coal game

Reinstating the Coal Policy does little to protect the Rockies or already scarce water resources relied on by two million people.
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Justice

Before Himalayan flood, India ignored warnings of development risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.
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Justice

The Colorado River crisis is a national crisis

Colorado River drought and water supply issues could soon affect 12 percent of Americans.
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Climate

Glacier bursts in India, leaving more than 100 missing in floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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