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Lindsey Anderson

18 May 2016

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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In an attempt to address liver disease, diabetes, obesity and other health issues, Brownsville has launched a comprehensive, cohesive approach to promoting health, being named a model for other communities across the ...

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Lindsey Anderson

17 May 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In an attempt to curb risky alcohol use and its consequences, advocates and researchers are launching two initiatives in El Paso – one to get people to reconsider their drinking habits, and another to reduce underage ...

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Lindsey Anderson

16 May 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Hepatitis C is a deadly disease that has yet to be eradicated in the United States (and worldwide). Organizations in El Paso and across the country are working to get people tested and treated for the virus.

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Lindsey Anderson

15 May 2016

El Paso, Texas, United States

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Liver disease is killing El Pasoans at an alarming rate and draining resources as sick patients end up in hospitals and emergency rooms – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Liver disease’s three main causes are preve...

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Marty Schladen

22 August 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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El Paso Water Utilities is designing an advanced-purification plant in which water will be scrubbed through five additional steps before going into the city's water supply.

El Paso Times

Lindsey Anderson

21 March 2015

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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Tulsa Public Schools drew on expertise across many sectors and extensive neighborhood input to address the issue of thousands of empty seats in local schools. Through a community-focused process, they were able to min...

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Marty Schladen

1 February 2015

Austin, Texas, United States

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Since a crippling drought in 2011, Texas has been struggling with an extremely low amount of water in storage. A new satellite launched by researchers in California aims to understand why.

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Marty Schladen

25 January 2015

Austin, Texas, United States

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Most of Texas has emerged from a drought that started in early 2011, but water supplies are still far below normal. Scientists are using new technology to monitor ground water levels and contemplate potential conserva...

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Marty Schladen

14 December 2014

Austin, Texas, United States

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Laws in Texas and New Mexico, both locked in the grip of a crippling drought, don't do much to actually encourage citizens to conserve water. New conservation laws and financial incentives are trying to change that.

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Marty Schladen

14 December 2014

Clint, Texas, United States

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Population growth, historical dryness and predictions of a warming climate all mean a future of scarce water in the Rio Grande's Upper Basin. Farmers and the irrigation districts are left to try and find ways to conse...

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Marty Schladen

13 December 2014

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, United States

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In recent years, with surface water allotments slowing to a trickle, the utility has depended almost completely on groundwater to meet the city's needs.

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Marty Schladen

13 December 2014

Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States

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Elephant Butte Reservoir's water became too scarce and dirty for real irrigation use. But locals came up with a different, creative way to use the resource - recreationally.

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Marty Schladen

18 November 2014

El Paso, Texas, United States

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In response to dwindling water resources and climate change, the El Paso Water Utility is searching for ways to end the city's dependence on surface water from the river, including starting to reuse the water that run...

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Marty Schladen

17 November 2014

Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

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In Australia, the Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council was formed after a severe drought to bring together federal, state and regional governments and bridge parochial concerns. It was meant to manage the basin as...

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Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Maude, New South Wales, Australia

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Farmers in New South Wales have to be careful not to destroy their land during times of drought. To preserve vegetation during these periods of water scarcity, farmers end up selling large portions of their livestock.

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Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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After drought hit Australia in the early 2000s, city officials had to start thinking seriously about ways to conserve and creatively store their water. External tanks became the solution, storing rain runoff to create...

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Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Grand Canyon Village, Arizona, United States

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Learning lessons from failed past attempts, the Southwestern United States begins to plan water preservation projects.

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Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States

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The El Paso Times reports from the heart of the Rio Grande Basin - where drought has led to dramatic decreases in water supply, and serious changes in management of river resources are called for - on how the region p...

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