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Tribal Water Activists Organize to Stop the California Water Heist

Tribal Water Activists Organize to Stop the California Water Heist
Tribal water activists presented short films about threats to Northern California's rivers from Governor Jerry Brown's drought plans at Arcata's D Street Community Center on the evening of Friday, May 8.
The films included the Yurok Youth Fish Kill video, Sovereigns Water and the Shasta Dam raise video, according to event organizer Regina Chichizola.
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Westlands Water Tunnel Critics Respond to Secret Settlement as Native Smelt Nears Extinction

Westlands Water Tunnel Critics Respond to Secret Settlement as Native Smelt Nears Extinction
Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Governor Jerry Brown's rush to build massive Peripheral Tunnels that would drain the Delta and doom sustainable farms, salmon and other Pacific fisheries, today responded to the prospect of a secret settlement of the debt Westlands Water District owes to US taxpayers and the near extinction presently of Delta Smelt.
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Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit

Shutting Down the Shutoffs: Activists Fight Water Curbs in Detroit
Activists are stepping up the plate and fighting the Detroit water shutoffs.
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Off His Hickenlooper: Conservation Groups Attack CO Gov for Water Bill Veto

Off His Hickenlooper: Conservation Groups Attack CO Gov for Water Bill Veto
Governor John Hickenlooper is drawing backlash for vetoing a bill that conservationists say would have prompted farmers to update their irrigation systems and kept more water in Colorado’s Western Slope streams without asking anyone to forfeit water rights. Hickenlooper said that the final version of the bill, SB 23, lacked sufficient support from agricultural and water groups. Conservationists say Hickenlooper’s veto amounts to a “failure to lead.”
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Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World's Water as Poor Go Thirsty

Fossil Fuel Giants Guzzling World's Water as Poor Go Thirsty
An unrelenting increase in energy production, including unconventional methods such as tar sands extraction and fracking, will severely damage the world's already dwindling water supply, the UN warned on Friday.
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Opposition to CA's Peripheral Tunnel Plans Call on Obama to Intervene, Save Drought Stricken State

Opposition to CA's Peripheral Tunnel Plans Call on Obama to Intervene, Save Drought Stricken State
Advocates for the restoration of Central Valley salmon and the Delta rallied with colorful signs and banners at an intersection surrounded by fields on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley, urging President Obama to not support Governor Jerry Brown's peripheral tunnel plan.
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Texas Will Run Out of Water Before It Runs Out of Oil

Texas Will Run Out of Water Before It Runs Out of Oil
While fracking may contribute millions of dollars to the state fund every year, it's also using up millions of gallons of water — more water than the state of Texas has, according to some experts. If drought conditions continue, the state could be in big trouble if a long-term fix isn't figured out.
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New-Found Aquifers to Bring Water to Parched Kenya

New-Found Aquifers to Bring Water to Parched Kenya
A remote region of Kenya that suffers from frequent droughts may soon be flush with water after the discovery of huge underground aquifers.
Two aquifers have been identified in the Turkana region of Kenya by using satellite exploration technology. Three other aquifers have been detected but need to be confirmed through drilling.
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EPA: $384 Billion Infrastructure Upgrade Needed to Keep Drinking Water Safe Through 2030

EPA: $384 Billion Infrastructure Upgrade Needed to Keep Drinking Water Safe Through 2030
"From leaky pipes to sewage overflows, our country's water infrastructure is in dire need of upgrades. Our outdated infrastructure cannot keep pace with changing demand for water and wastewater treatment, growing population and increasingly heavy storms. We need to make infrastructure investments that will best meet the needs of present and future generations."
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Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'

Water for Profit: Hedge Fund Managers Think Impending Water Crisis 'Can Be Very Good'
As the effects of climate change continue to ripple throughout the planet, some groups are acknowledging that the warming planet means big money is to be made on a resource more precious than oil — water.
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