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Some 500 people marched Wednesday in the Salvadoran capital to demand that lawmakers move immediately to approve a long-stalled constitutional measure making access to water a human right. The march, from the University of El Salvador (UES) to the seat of congress, came in response to an agreement reached Monday   Read More ...

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Metro Manila’s supposed water crisis is one that is not caused by lack of supply and new water sources, or as some would argue, by lack of foresight and preparations by regulators and Manila Water. Rather, it is caused by lack of effective state control over water resources after government   Read More ...

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Americans are struggling to afford their rising water bills, and thousands of poor families have had their service shut off. This growing crisis has a dark irony: It’s especially acute in a region where water is most abundant — the Great Lakes. For months, Rev. Falicia Campbell kept a secret   Read More ...

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Politicians and bureaucrats have launched endless inquiries in an effort to appear to be dealing with the water crisis in New South Wales, where a blue-green algal bloom has deprived a 40-kilometre stretch of the Darling River of oxygen and a million fish died as a result. Rural communities, wildlife,   Read More ...

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Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president The Brazilian government has been urged to step up punishments for environmental crimes after the deadliest mining disaster in decades. The torrent of mud and iron ore tailings that   Read More ...

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List of waterways land users must obtain permits to pollute to be scaled back, which could also allow pollution in drinking water. The Trump administration is planning to strip Obama-era pollution protections from thousands of US streams and millions of acres of wetlands, in a move environmentalists warn will harm   Read More ...

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The US has a surprisingly large amount of public ownership. But in order for it to truly serve the social good, it must be expanded — and democratized. Socialism in the United States is making a comeback. Socialists are winning elections at the local, state, and federal levels; the membership   Read More ...

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Last year Thames Water was hit with a £20m fine for polluting the waterways of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire with a billion and a half litres of raw sewage between 2012 and 2014. The judge cited a “failure to report incidents” and a “history of non-compliance” by the company. Equipment was   Read More ...

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