Water

Water is the essence of life. It is gem-like in many respects save one. We can live without gemstones, without water life, as we know it, is impossible. Water comprises about 70% of the human body and living cells are 90% water. We pay more, per gallon, for bottles of drinkable water now than we pay for gasoline. Clean water is, irrefutably, the most important liquid on earth and is becoming more precious every day. The physical appearance and optical effects created by water have fascinated me since childhood. The refractions cast on the bottom by sunlight and the distortion of the bottom created by the water surface which becomes a lens deformed by current and wind, create an abstract world without equal.

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Southwest Faces First Human-caused Megadrought
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Eco-groups Sue Feds, Allege that Glen Canyon Dam Plan Ignores Climate Change
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EPA to Cut Rules For Clean Water
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Earth’s Dismal Water Future, Mapped
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California’s Water Pollution Laws Languishing Without Enforcement
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Plastic Found Piling Up In Arctic Ocean
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Water Underground
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California Wants to Store Water for Farmers, but Struggles Over How to Do It
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The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron
BP Settlement in Gulf Oil Spill Is Raised to $20.8 Billion
When a River Runs Orange
Global Warming Is Intensifying The California Drought
Oyster Farmers Worried As Climate Change Lowers Ocean pH
Toxic Water In Scores Of Mines Across West
Environmental Agency Uncorks Its Own Toxic Water Spill at Colorado Mine
Half of the Columbia River’s Sockeye Salmon Are Dying Due To Hot Water
Troubled Delta System Is California’s Water Battleground
World’s Aquifers Being Badly Depleted, Satellite Data Show
State’s Harsh New Water Cuts
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Climate Change Worsens Drought
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Washington Governor Declares Drought Emergency
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Troubling Interdependency of Water and Power
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Mighty Rio Grande Now a Trickle Under Siege
California Imposes First Mandatory Water Restrictions to Deal With Drought
Snowpack In Sierra Sinks to All-Time Low
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U.N. Warns World Could Have 40 Percent Water Shortfall By 2030
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State Let Oil Companies Taint Drinkable Water In Central Valley
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California’s Invisible Reservoirs
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Severe Drought Grows Worse in California
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Plan To Release Water From Trinity Dam Angers Farmers
Evidence Withheld in BP Oil Spill Comes to Light
Global Scientists Shocked by True Scale of Ocean Warming
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Tennessee Official Says Complaining About Water Quality Could Be Considered ‘Act of Terrorism’
Satellites Reveal Depth Of Water Depletion
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The Dying Glaciers of California
Water Levels Fall in Great Lakes, Taking a Toll on Shipping
U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating
Wells Dry, Fertile Plains Turn to Dust
Without Water, Revolution
Postcard From Yemen
Fracking In Dry Areas Adds To Water Woes
Colorado River Tops America’s Most Endangered Rivers List
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Getting Serious About a Texas-Size Drought
EPA: Most U.S. Waters Polluted
Soap Pesticide Found In MN Lakes
Merced River Pprotection Should Be Kept
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Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink
Las Vegas Accused of Engineering Massive Water Grab: Is This the Future of the West?
Corporate Land Grabs Reveal a Hidden Agenda: Controlling the Water
EPA’s Water Contamination Investigation Halted In Texas After Range Resources Protest
Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study Final Study Reports
Poisoning the Well: How the Feds Let Industry Pollute the Nation’s Underground Water Supply
Scientists Think A Third Of Sea Species Unknown
America’s Water Mirage
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International Uproar: American Businessman Dumps Tons of Iron into the Ocean in World’s Biggest Geoengineering Experiment
Only a Revolution in Our Thinking Can Save Us From a Water Crisis
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Free Market Economics Are Failing World’s Dwindling Water Resources
Are the Water Wars Coming?
Toxic Wastewater Dumped in Streets and Rivers at Night: Gas Profiteers Getting Away With Shocking Environmental Crimes
Fracking, Coal and Nukes Wreak Havoc on Fresh Water Supplies
‘Shock Doctrine’ in Action: Vital Freshwater Resources Under Attack by Privatization Capitalists
‘Last Call at the Oasis’: Why Time Is Running Out to Save Our Drinking Water
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How the Private Water Industry Is Teaming Up With ALEC
Midwest Communities Find Atrazine In Their Water
Gulf Coast Waters Closed to Shrimping
Eyeless Shrimp and Fish With Tumors: The Horrific Consequences of BP’s Spill
Marine Debris as a Global Environmental Problem: Introducing A Solutions Based Framework Focused On Plastic
BP Covered Up Blow-out Two Years Prior to Deadly Deepwater Horizon Spill
Study Links Raised Carbon Dioxide Levels to Oyster Die-Offs
Ranking States According to Climate Change Preparedness Planning
5 Deadly Threats to Our Precious Drinking Water Supply
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U.S. Intelligence Report Warns of Global Water Tensions
Sea Changes: Ocean Acidification Is Worse Than It’s Been for 300 Million Years
Humanity’s Growing Impact on the World’s Freshwater
Feinstein Earmark Quietly Paves Way for Easier Water Sales
Rising Nitrogen Levels In Remote Lakes Likely Caused By Human Activities: Study
Welcome to Peak Water: Scientists Say Time Is Up to Prepare for Melting Glaciers
The Greatest Water Crisis in the History of Civilization: Coming to the American West?
Feds Link Water Contamination to Fracking for the First Time
Texas Towns Scrambling For Water Amid Drought
What Killed Dunkard Creek?
U.N. Water Report Focuses On California Problems
FIJI Water and Their Parent Company’s Shady Water Dealings in the US and Abroad
Texas Farmers And Ranchers Fear Record Loss
Exceptional’ Drought Parches United States
Unprecedented Water Exports Yield Unprecedented Delta Fish Kill
Warming Climate Expected To Harm Water Supplies
Plan for China’s Water Crisis Spurs Concern
Drying Rockies Could Bring More Water Woes to Western U.S.
Delta Pumps Killed Over 1.9 Million Native Fish In 3 Days
Mercury Climbing the Food Chain
Is Water The New Oil?
Fracked Water Thousands of Times More Dangerous Than Claimed
Central Valley Farmers Mining Groundwater At Alarming Rate
Climate Change and the Southwest Water Crisis
The Wine Industry’s Assault On Water Resources
Peak Water, Are We There Yet?
The Drugstore In Your Drinking Water
Fiji Water Sued For Lying About Their Green Cred
Study Finds Carcinogen in Tap Water of 31 U.S. Cities
Oil and Water Don’t Mix With California’s Agriculture
Meet the Billionaire Couple Who Took Over California’s Water Supply
More on Fiji Water and The Company’s Business Practices
How the West Wasn’t Won: Powell’s Water-based States
Extreme Heat Destroying Coral World Wide
Legal Challenge to Billionaire Farmers Control of Taxpayer’s Water
Where Has All the Plastic Gone?
The Top Ten Countries At Risk for Water Shortages
The New King of the Sea
The Largest Mass Poisoning In History
PG&E Cloud Seeding Worries California Town
State’s Drinking Water Polluted by Nitrates
When The Water Stopped
California’s Looming Water Disaster and Those Poised to Profit From It
On Thin Ice, Conrad Anker PBS Video
Water Factors Hugely in War on Terror
Language Flaw Exempts Polluters From Clean Water Act
California Water Myths
New York Times Toxic Water Series
AP Pharmedwater Series
Central Valley Groundwater Depletion Warning
Ocean Acidification Consequences
Vegas Pipeline Plan Threatens Great Basin Groundwater
Gas Drilling Causes Extreme Water Waste and Pollution
The End of Welfare Water and the Drying of the West
Why We Are Failing to Protect Our Drinking Water
Corporations Have Violated the Clean Water Act 500,000 Times in the Last Five Years
EPA Approves Herbicide in Water Supply of Four States
Toxic Waters
The Right to Clean Water
Biofuel-50 Gallons Per Mile
Water For Sale
Water Footprint Rivals Carbon Footprint
High Pesticide Levels Found in Florida Lakes
Degraded Colorado River Needs Help
UPDATE: No More Agriculture in California
Maude Barlow Addresses the UN
Drugs Taint Drinking Water
Pharmed Fish
America’s Water Crisis
Water a Basic Human Right?
Water on the Rocks , Water Bankruptcy
Another Global Crisis
Peak Water
This is Bad and Worst Drought in Modern History