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8/14/22: "Colorado River at drought tipping point" Axios
6/28/222: "Water Works: USC Dornsife scholars make a splash as they address challenges — from local to global — centered around water.
3/29/22: "Half of U.S. Waterways Too Dirty to Swim, Fish, or Drink From, Report Finds"
The Supreme Court takes on the nation's bedrock environmental laws" (Clean Water Act) WaPo
12/11/21: LAT: "State tells San Joaquin Valley agencies that groundwater plans are flawed"
12/6/21: "Column: Has Biden moved to finally kill California’s most farcical water project? LAT
8/27/21: "40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River. It’s Drying Up Fast" NYT
8/17/21: "Colorado River Water Shortage Declared for First Time in History"
7/24/21: "Without Enough Water To Go Around, Farmers In California Are Exhausting Aquifers" NPR
6/28/21: "New Water Wars Are Coming to the American West" Bloomberg
4/19/21: "Water Wars Are Heating Up Between States"
3/31/21: "We sampled tap water across the US – and found arsenic, lead and toxic chemicals" Guardian report
3/22/21: "Government Forecast Finds Nearly Two-Thirds of U.S. Experiencing Drought"
11/17/20: Historic deal revives plan for largest US dam demolition
10/4/20: Explainer: Who Regulates U.S. Drinking Water, and How?
Protection for South Florida’s Water Supply Is Crumbling 5/4/20
Heal the Bay Annual LA River Report: "River Report Card: How Safe Is The Freshwater In Los Angeles?"
GUEST COMMENTARY: CALIFORNIA ALMONDS AND SALMON – CONTRASTS IN SUSTAINABILITY 7/15/20
We May Finally Be Able to Destroy a Dreaded ‘Forever Chemical’ in Our Drinking Water
Colorado River flow shrinks from climate crisis 2/20/20
Virtually All Major US Drinking Water Sources Likely Contaminated With PFAS 1/28/20
Trump’s plans to strip clean water protections leave New Mexico fearing pollution and health risks
The Fight to Stop Nestlé From Taking America's Water to Sell in Plastic Bottles 10/19/19
8/6/19: "Mapping the strain on our water, Pockets in several U.S. states — and across the globe — are draining their limited water supplies" WaPo
The words of water - Why environmentalists are losing the water wars
The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster (interactive NYT 9/11/19)
The EPA's roll back of the Clean Water Act could impact drinking water for millions of Americans 9/13/19
Beyond Flint- Poor Blacks, Latinos Endure Oversized Burden
The Water Risk Atlas 8/4/19
A Quarter of Humanity is facing a water crisis NYT 8/4/19
Extreme water stress affects a quarter of the world 8/5/19
Toxic Stew Stirred up by disasters NYT 7/15/19
No need to dam free flowing rivers to meet sustainability goals
Over One Tenth of the Global Population Could lack drinking water by 2030
Who keeps buying California's scarce water? Saudi Arabia
The Colorado River NYT 1/15/14
California Water Use 8/2015
California and the Human Right to Water AB-685
California and the Human Right to Water: online map for local water quality.
New desalination method could get industry and the environment out of a very salty pickle
Orange County: "Toilet to Tap" OC Register 8/2015
7/27/22: "Delta tunnel: Salmon at risk from massive water project, state report says"
7/11/22: "A new NYC Met exhibit explores the complicated role water plays for indigenous groups" NPR
12/3/21: "A Slow-Motion Climate Disaster: The Spread of Barren Land" Brazil. NYT
7/21/21:'California moves to cut off water to thousands of farmers, as drought dries up rivers" SacBee
6/1/21: "California's snowpack is 0% of June 1 average. Here's what that means." SFGate
3/2/21:"Rivers and lakes are the most degraded ecosystems in the world. Can we save them?" NatlGeo
1/12/21: "Michigan plans to charge ex-Gov. Snyder in Flint water probe"
1/3/21: One in three US rivers have changed color since 1984. Here's what this means
11/9/20: Farmers Are Depleting the Ogallala Aquifer Because the Government Pays Them to Do So
7/28/20: "‘Man cannot win against nature’: Amid catastrophic floods, China’s dams come into question"
7/15/20: "GUEST COMMENTARY: CALIFORNIA ALMONDS AND SALMON – CONTRASTS IN SUSTAINABILITY"
7/2/20: "US rivers and lakes are shrinking for a surprising reason: cows"
Climate change has stolen more than a billion tons of water from the West
The Coming Collapse of World Water 10/23/19
Global Groundwater Is Threatened by Unsustainable Practices Amid Climate Crisis
The Cost of Desalination in Chile is too high
1.9 billion people at risk from mountain water shortages
The world's supply of fresh water is in trouble as mountain ice vanishes
Trump EPA won't limit 2 toxic chemicals in drinking water
The Poisoning of Flint
UCLA study presents L.A. with a path to independence from imported water
USC Study of Los Angeles Water
Stormwater in LA is a major resource NYT 2/2016
Using up the Ogallala Aquifer
You might be drinking water from the last Ice Age
How Cape Town was saved from running out of water
Capetown, South Africa in Water Crisis
Cashing in on the Water Crisis
How the US government hid the impacts of fracking on drinking water
36 Eye opening Facts Bout Water
Drinking Water Report
Nestlé and the Guarani Aquifer
Global Groundwater Crisis
Four Ways to Look at Standing Rock: an indigenous perspective
Arsenic threatens the water supply of 750 million people
Timber Company cuts CA town water
Donald Trump Knows How to Fix the Drought
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