Water

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Larger than usual snowpack in California gives hope of reprieve in drought
Extreme weather filled the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which provides roughly a third of the state’s water supply

Gabrielle Canon

27, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Their Arizona community was ideal. Then their neighbor cut off the water
Residents of Rio Verde Foothills had their water turned off by Scottsdale, which cites the mega-drought for the move

Francesca D'Annunzio in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona

27, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘Surfing in a sewer’: British windsurfer quits for Spain over water pollution
Sarah Jackson, one of the world’s leading windsurfers, has quit the English south coast for Spain after describing training near her home like ‘surfing in a sewer’

Paul MacInnes

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Thames Water’s real-time map confirms raw sewage discharges
Effluent in Gloucestershire river pinpointed by digital map as water companies accused of routinely pumping out waste to rivers

Sandra Laville

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Open up swimming to all – in lakes and rivers as well as public pools | Letters
Letters: Margaret Dickinson, Donald Rigg, Paul Tinnion and David Perry respond to an article by John Harris about public pools and leisure centres under threat of closure

19, Jan, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Saved by a rainy day? Californians ‘harvest’ water during historic storms
Faced with a sudden influx of water, residents of drought-struck California ask how to keep it around for good

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

19, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Cabbage-growing experiment shows human waste can be good to use as fertiliser
Scientists say yields from crops fertilised with recycled human waste rival those produced by organic methods

Phoebe Weston

18, Jan, 2023 @9:33 AM

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Save time and money with an even shorter shower – or try a strip wash | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a Pass Notes column on the four-minute shower

15, Jan, 2023 @6:53 PM

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Dramatic spike in rain has helped counter California’s extreme drought, data reveals
Roughly 46% of state remains categorized in ‘severe drought’, a sharp shift from more than 71% just last week

Gabrielle Canon and agencies

12, Jan, 2023 @7:23 PM

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‘Recycling’ plan aims to replace water from Thames with treated sewage
Thames Water puts forward controversial proposals to utilise major effluent plant to tackle shortages

Sandra Laville

12, Jan, 2023 @12:39 PM

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Bathing at Barangaroo: Sydney’s first city beach in 50 years
Marrinawi Cove has been transformed from an industrial zone to a refreshing haven – the first of more local swimming spots to come

Jordyn Beazley

12, Jan, 2023 @2:22 AM

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Thames Water criticised over lack of investment in sewage treatment works
Campaigners say most sites cannot cope with amount of wastewater, raising risk of raw discharges into rivers

Sandra Laville

11, Jan, 2023 @11:22 AM

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