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California declared drought free for first time in seven years

California has emerged from a state-wide drought and has been declared 'drought free' for the fist time in seven years. This follows an abundance of rain and snow throughout the winter months.

In Caracas, water an obsession after days of blackout

Caracas - Plastic bottles and containers at the ready, Keisy Perez ignores the stench from the brown river as it slips slowly through the grimy San Agustin district of Venezuela's capital.

Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply

Kabul - Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversees the drilling of a new well more than 100 metres deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is not alone.

Turkey's 12,000-year-old town about to be engulfed

- From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family's town for generations will soon destroy it."My grandchildren will not see where I grew up, where I lived.

Iran sees 'revival' of imperilled Lake Urmia

Miandoab - It is one of the worst ecological disasters of recent decades, but the shrinking of Iran's great Lake Urmia finally appears to be stabilising and officials see the start of a revival.

Op-Ed: Sister Hazel release best country EPs of 2018: 'Water' and 'Wind'

Acclaimed group Sister Hazel have a major reason to be proud. They released the best country EPs of 2018, "Water" and "Wind"

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Paris - Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

Ice is a lifeline for the world's coldest region

Russia - Innokenty Tobonov sinks his harpoon into a long block of ice while his helpers expertly push it out of freezing lake waters onto the snow-dusted surface before sliding it towards an idling tractor.

In Quebec, Canada's newest hydroelectric dams nearly ready

Havre-saint-pierre - On a frigid night, the roar of heavy machinery chipping away at rock echoes through Canada's boreal forest: in the far north of Quebec province, four massive hydroelectric dams that will produce "clean energy" for the northeastern United States are nea...

WOW — The Vegas Spectacular wins big at Best of Las Vegas awards

Las Vegas - "WOW – The Vegas Spectacular," the critically acclaimed production in Las Vegas, has many milestones to celebrate, including its one-year anniversary and four "Best of Las Vegas" accolades.

Race to clean up oil spill after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian civil and military teams were working to contain a spreading oil spill in the Mediterranean Monday after a container ship collision off the island of Corsica that prompted France to launch an investigation into "maritime pollution".

Fuel cleanup begins after cargo ships collide off Corsica

Marseille - French and Italian ships raced Monday to contain a spreading oil spill after two cargo ships collided off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, French naval authorities said.

Q&A: New blockchain for water treatment solutions Special

The drivers for improving a country’s water system can be progressed through the use of tokens, according to the company behind WaterChain’, a new cryptocurrency to fund the necessary new tranche of smaller, decentralized water treatment systems.

Imran Khan's bid to crowdfund $14bn for Pakistan dams

Islamabad - It's a far cry from those sponsored Facebook posts asking you to invest in a start-up's new digital watch or an unbreakable phone case.

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps supports water conservation

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is hard at work with his water conservation efforts with his Colgate partnership.

Drought puts Iraq at risk of jihadist resurgence: study

Baghdad - Iraq risks a jihadist resurgence if it fails to tackle a critical drought and other climate-related security issues, according to a study presented to the UN Security Council and made public Saturday.

Water pollution lays waste to Iraq's oil-rich south

Basra - Younes Selim clutches his stomach in pain at a hospital in southern Iraq, one of thousands to fall ill in a region flush with oil but desperately short of drinking water.

Chile restricts water permits in lithium-rich Atacama region

Santiago - The Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile. The region is also home to the planet's purest deposits of lithium. However, over-exploitation of water used in producing lithium carbonate has forced Chile to restrict water permits.

Turkey moves historic bath house to avoid looming flooding of town

- Turkish authorities on Monday conducted a hugely sensitive operation to move a centuries-old bath house weighing 1,600 tonnes to new location to avoid being engulfed under floodwaters by a controversial dam project.

Trump blames California wildfires on state's environmental laws

Always the climate denier, President Trump appeared on Sunday to place blame for massive wildfires in California on the state's environmental laws, including its water and forest management policies.

Thais take on water to help clear exit for boys in cave

Mae Sai - His fields are submerged and his ducks nearly wiped out by water being frantically pumped from the cave that holds captive 12 boys and their football coach, but Thai farmer Lek is delighted to help the rescue bid.

Essential Science: Seed could bring clean water to millions

Shortage of clean water is a major health issue and cause of widespread disease in low income countries. To partly address this, researchers have developed ‘f-sand’ and it has a botanical component.

New initiative to bring clean water to needy children

The Mac and PC tech company OWC (Other World Computing) has teamed up with the charity Splash to bring water to children in need. Splash is a social justice organization committed to the poor.

Report warns 21 Indian cities will run out of water by 2020

A new study by the Indian's government's policy think-tank Niti Aayog this week published some alarming statistics, warning that India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage

Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

Washington - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!

SpaceX rocket blasts off water-tracking satellite duo

Washington - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

Tampa - A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

- Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people.

As water crisis bites, Venezuela governor outraged over empty pool

Caracas - The chronic water shortage in Venezuela which has left millions struggling to cope sparked fresh headlines this week after a state governor expressed outrage that his swimming pool was empty.

In southern Iraq, drought tightens its grip

- Abu Ali carefully crank-starts a generator to pump water from a well out into his parched field in southern Iraq. There used to be no need for a well in his village, but a creeping drought is now threatening agriculture and livelihoods in the area.
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