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Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

The New York Times

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Israel has grappled with crippling drought for years. But people have learned to use Mediterranean sea water and recycled wastewater to provide the country with enough water for all its needs.

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Texas and New Mexico laws discourage water conservation, experts say

El Paso Times

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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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Satellite May Help Explain State Water Deficit

El Paso Times

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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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New sanitation system tested in Arctic village of Kivalina

Anchorage Daily News

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Lack of access to sanitary bathrooms in the village of Kivalina, Alaska led to the implementation of a novel, home-based water sanitation system, currently being tested for effectiveness. The hope is that it proves to be a solution for areas all over the state with lack of access to clean water s...

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Hot, Crowded and Smart

Next City

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For the past three years, water levels in the San Antonio Edwards Aquifer have decreased to uncomfortable levels and drought periods may continue as the population booms. The San Antonio Water System organization has set up rules to limit water use and has recycled water for conservation frugal i...

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On Columbia, ‘just add water' seems to be working

The Seattle Times

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New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that revolves around the river, including for native peoples.

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Out of India's Trash Heaps, More Than a Shred of Dignity

The New York Times

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Throughout India, wastepickers – people who scour landfills for garbage they can sell to recyclers – live at the bottom of society. But the city of Pune did something radical: with the help of a collective, they did away with expensive garbage trucks, and now all household garbage is collected by...

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How to fix the EPA's broken civil-rights office

Center for Public Integrity

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The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Civil Rights has dismissed many complaints from social minorities who experience environmental disturbances that threaten their daily life or property value. An investigative journalist has interviewed different experts for their opinions on how the ...

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How to Grow More Food with Less Water

Ensia

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Water shortages caused by drought have increased across the globe, and farmers are faced with economic burdens. The U.S. government has developed different sensors for irrigation devices that gauge water demand and help conserve use.

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Quenching Our Future, Part 1:Protecting the Rio Grande Basin's dwindling Water

El Paso Times

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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 plans to tackle the effects of climate change. Citizens work to increase water re...

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