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Supreme Court blocks Rio Grande water deal between Texas and New Mexico
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Supreme Court blocks Rio Grande water deal between Texas and New Mexico

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government must be involved in any water agreements between Texas and New Mexico concerning the Rio Grande.

Alejandra Martinez and Berenice Garcia report for The Texas Tribune.

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A new approach to rainwater management: Amsterdam's blue-green roofs

Amsterdam is leading a global trend in smart, climate-adaptive rooftops that capture rainwater to reduce flooding and provide water for residents.

Matt Simon reports for Wired.

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Colorado river crop farming
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Will a shrinking Colorado River shrivel the produce aisle?

The U.S. gets its leafy greens and other fresh produce from the Southwest in winter. Less Colorado River water could mean higher prices or more imported.

California groundwater extraction
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Some California farmers pay for groundwater. Is that workable?

A conversation with Coral Davenport, a climate reporter, about a novel water payment system in the Pajaro Valley.
Midwest groundwater pumping aquifer depletion
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Indiana’s plan to pipe in groundwater for microchip-making draws fire

The state is courting high-tech investments, but a new industrial park may lack enough water. Opponents say piping it from miles away might dry out residential wells.
beavers enhance drought resilience
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Spying on beavers from space could help save California

A group of scientists taught an algorithm to spot beaver ponds in satellite imagery, which has the potential to help drought-ridden areas like California bounce back.
Spanish Andalucía wetlands preservation
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Spanish minister hails deal to save Andalucía wetlands as a model for green transition

€1.4bn deal to protect Doñana national park will diversify local economy and stop farmers using aquifers to irrigate fruit crops.

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