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Fingernail-sized mollusks are spreading through U.S. rivers, lakes and bays, clogging water supply pipes and altering food webs.
Flooding in communities near former industrial sites threatens common pollution containment methods already in place.
Climate change and warming temperatures are exacerbating heavy rainfall and flooding events.
A dangerous chemical, known as PFAS, is found in everything from nonstick cookware to carpets to ski wax.
Robert Glennon, professor at the Univeristy of Arizona, proposes a two-pronged approach to help agriculture and the water shortage.
As competition for water increases, the way hydropower is managed within regions and across the power grid in the U.S. will have to evolve.
Beyond flooding, the unpredictability of the world's rivers is perpetuated by rare avulsions, which can cause them to abruptly change course.
A rapidly warming climate has put the American West in a brutal drought with a hotter and thirstier atmosphere.
Interstate river compacts were an innovative solution 100 years ago – but were written for a West far different from today.