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US Vows to Cut Emissions at Least 50 Percent by 2030 Ahead of Climate Summit

Move comes as the US scrambles to regain international credibility after the climate denialist presidency of Donald Trump.

Oliver Milman The Guardian

Turning the Tide on Large-Scale Hydropower

In Colombia, activists and scientists are boosting mega-dam resistance by showing the cumulative impacts of these destructive projects.

Daniel Henryk Rasolt

Interstate Water Wars are Heating Up Along with the Climate

States should put at least as much effort into reducing water use as they do into litigation, because there are no guaranteed winners in water lawsuits.

Robert Glennon

Sailing the Seas on Reused Plastic

A Swahili dhow known as the FlipFlopi shows that environmental innovation can coexist with tradition.

Tasha Goldberg

A Plea to Recognize the Legal Rights of the Maas River

I am advocating for a new legal status for the Maas in the hope that it becomes the first river in Europe with rights.

Jessica den Outer

Nearly 60 Million Americans Don’t Drink Their Tap Water, Research Suggests

Distrust and disuse of tap water is a public health problem.

Asher Rosinger