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Water wells are at risk of going dry in the US and worldwide

Wells that irrigate agriculture and supply drinking water to more than 100 million Americans are at risk from over-pumping.
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Wildfires are contaminating drinking water systems, and it’s more widespread than people realize

When wildfire smoke gets into water systems, it can contaminate drinking water and plumbing with carcinogens for months after the blaze.
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Another dangerous fire season is looming in the Western U.S., and the drought-stricken region...

Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring.
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Why Wall Street investors’ trading California water futures is nothing to fear – and...

Some worry about Wall Street’s involvement in trading water, but two researchers argue the risks are likely overblown.

Interstate water wars are heating up along with the climate

Southwest Utah’s claim to Colorado River water is sparking conflict with other western states.

Nearly 60 million Americans don’t drink their tap water, research suggests – here’s why...

Water insecurity is an underrecognized but growing problem in the U.S. Tap water distrust is part of the problem.

Your favorite fishing stream may be at high risk from climate change – here’s...

Many streams that people count on for fishing, water and recreation are warming as global temperatures rise. But they aren’t all heating up in the same way.

‘Indian Country’ is excited about the first Native American secretary of the interior –...

President Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico to lead the Department of the Interior is historic on many levels.

To make less-harmful road salts, we’re studying natural antifreezes produced by fish

De-icing salts can pollute water bodies. Taking a page from nature, scientists hope to develop effective but more benign antifreeze compounds.

Two-thirds of Earth’s land is on pace to lose water as the climate warms...

There are growing concerns that many regions of the world will face water crises in the coming decades as rising temperatures exacerbate drought conditions.