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EPA, other US agencies expand urban waters effort

The Environmental Protection Agency, the White House and other federal departments announced Friday that they are expanding a program for restoring and improving urban waterways nationwide.


6,000 Marshall Islanders Face Acute Water Shortage

6,000 people in remote Marshall Islands face acute water shortages as drought worsens. 


City -- Water Goes Wireless

Water is one of the most treasured natural resources on our planet, and effectively and safely providing it, and, after it's been used, taking it away and treating it, is becoming an increasingly more efficient process because of wireless technology. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which offers wholesale water and sewer services to more than two-and-a-million Boston area residents, is deploying a wide array of wireless solutions and hardware that are saving invaluable time and money, preserving a most precious commodity.


7 states running out of water the fastest

The United States is in the midst of one of the biggest droughts in recent memory. At last count, over half of the lower 48 states had abnormally dry conditions and are suffering from at least moderate drought.


America's new love: Water

It wasn't too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country's heart.


Anheuser-Busch halts beer to make water for Sandy victims


A metro Atlanta brewery has switched from churning out beer to water to help victims of superstorm Sandy. Anheuser-Busch plans on shipping 1 million cans of drinking water to New York and New Jersey from its Cartersville brewery.


Hydration: Water vs. sports drink

What to drink on your summer run or bike ride — sports drink or water? The answer is not always as clear as, say, water. It depends on the duration and intensity of the physical activity and on how much you sweat, says Suzanne Girard Eberle, sports dietitian and author of “Endurance Sports Nutrition.”


Game-changer in water war?

About a hundred volunteers armed with picks and shovels hiked uphill to help Tombstone -- the town too tough to die -- bury its makeshift water line. Forest rangers pitched in too, though their agency is on the opposite side of an ongoing court battle. But what people saw on the mountain could change everything.


US intel: water a cause for war in coming decades


Drought, floods and a lack of fresh water may cause significant global instability and conflict in the coming decades, as developing countries scramble to meet demand from exploding populations while dealing with the effects of climate change, U.S. intelligence agencies said in a report released Thursday.


$1 Trillion Needed to Fix U.S. Water Infrastructure

Water Infrastructure

In the last two years, we have spent a huge sum of money on infrastructure — one kind of infrastructure. Infrastructure — that’s the stuff we know is important but unsexy. The asparagus of investment. But these infrastructure numbers are anything but unsexy: In two years, we’ve spent $57.4 billion on this one style of invisible system.


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