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Thirsty States Take Water Battle To Supreme Court

National Public Radio: Tuesday, Oklahoma and Texas will face off in the U.S. Supreme Court. The winner gets water Continue reading

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China cadmium spill threatens drinking water for millions

Reuters: A cancer-causing cadmium discharge from a mining company has polluted a long stretch of two rivers in southern China, and officials warned some 3.7 million people of Liuzhou in the Guangxi region to avoid drinking water from the river, state media reported on Friday. Pollution of waterways by toxic run-offs from factories and farms is a pressing issue in China, prompting authorities to call for policy tightening, though the problem shows no sign of going away. Continue reading

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Water Sources Need to be Protected

Inter Press Service: Seventy-five-year-old Verdiana Protas is worried that the 20 cattle she bought with her pension money will soon die because the 10-kilometre-long river in her village in northwest Tanzania has been dry for two years now and finding alternative sources of water is getting more and more difficult. Like the other 200 families in Kagondo neighborhood in Bukoba urban district where Protas has lived for 40 years, her animals used drink from the river, which was also a source of water for domestic use…. Continue reading

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