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Will Arizona close a loophole that lets developers build without water?

Despite water woes in “wildcat” neighborhoods, lawmakers may not act.
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Ski resorts battle for a future as snow declines in climate crisis

International Ski Federation urged to cut emissions, while activists warn of damage through heavy use of snowmaking.

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Imperfectly good: Movement tackles issue of food going to waste on aesthetic grounds

Report finds that almost 14m kgs of edible fruit and vegetables are rejected in Australia each year on appearances alone.

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The 20 farming families who use more water from the Colorado River than some western states

Tens of millions of people — and millions of acres of farmland — rely on the Colorado River’s water. But as its supply shrinks, these farmers get more water from the river than entire states.
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The Cloud vs. drought: Water hog data centers threaten Latin America, critics say

Protests are arising in South American communities as Google, Microsoft and other tech giants build water-hungry computer data centers in increasingly drought-besieged nations, including Uruguay and Chile.
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A tangle of rules to protect America's water is falling short

The Times asked all 50 states how they police the use of valuable groundwater. Their answers reveal why the country is draining and damaging its aquifers so rapidly.
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The water wars deciding the future of the West

From conservation to importing water from the Pacific, Democrats say they have all the answers to historic drought. The one thing no one wants to talk about: stopping the sprawl.