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The Leonard Lopate Show

Drilling for Water in California

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

As cities face mandatory cuts in water use, farmers drill wells at a frantic pace to save millions of pounds of thirsty crops like tomatoes and almonds.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

California's Water Problem

Monday, April 06, 2015

Environmental reporter Mark Hertsgaard discusses the drought in California, and how misguided water and agriculture policies have contributed to the state's environmental problems.

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The Takeaway

Drought: A Dry Pill to Swallow in California

Thursday, April 02, 2015

The state has periodically struggled through dry years over the decades, but this is the first time a governor has ever imposed mandatory restrictions on water usage.

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99% Invisible

158- Sandhogs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eighty years ago, New York City needed another tunnel under the Hudson River. The Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge could no longer handle the mounting traffic between New Jersey and Manhattan. Thus began construction of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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BackStory

Public Pools, Contested Waters

Friday, March 27, 2015

With the American History Guys

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WNYC News

The Hudson Is Full of Tiny Plastics. And You May Be Too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tiny pieces of degraded plastic are turning up in the Hudson River and other New York waterways, with potential health impacts for fish and people. 

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WNYC News

A Concert with Two Pianos and 122,000 Gallons of Water

Saturday, December 13, 2014

"It’s one of the most fascinating experiences I ever had," said pianist Hélène Grimaud about the performance and installation at Park Avenue Armory.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Political Gabfest Extra: Windy City Wander

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Two Gabfesters visit Chicago and make a beeline for the river.

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WNYC News

The Price of Filtered Water Goes Up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A plant that will purify water from the NYC's oldest reservoir will cost about three times as much as originally estimated.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Cheap Water. Big Crisis.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In parts of California, the water shortage is so bad that restaurants won't offer any to customers and people can't bathe. Here's how the cheap cost of water is threatening our supply.

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The Takeaway

ISIS Uses Water As a Weapon in Iraq

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Islamic State is targeting Iraq's water resources as it fights to take control of the country, flooding some citizens out of their homes.

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The Takeaway

Despite Drought, California Officials Ignore Water Regulations

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

In the midst of California's drought, a new investigation finds that some of the officials behind the local water restrictions are profligate water users.

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PRI's The World

With the waters rising, the Dutch find eco-friendly ways to keep them at bay

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

With hundreds of years of experience behind them, the Netherlands are still pioneering ways to protect its communities from flooding. And as climate change makes flooding more of a global concern, other countries are paying attention to Dutch innovations.

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FT Big Read

China: saving the Yellow River

Monday, September 01, 2014

China: saving the Yellow River

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FT Big Read

A river runs through it: Iran's water shortage

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A river runs through it: Iran's water shortage

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WNYC News

NYC Water Towers: A New Canvas for Artists

Monday, August 11, 2014

Starting this month, more than a hundred of them will be covered in artwork created by Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, and other artists - all to raise awareness of global water problems.

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America Abroad

When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict

Friday, August 08, 2014

AK-47s, grenades, water? Earth's most precious resource doesn't fire bullets or explode -- but it is guarded, hoarded, and stolen in a way that ignites political tensions on a local level and an international scale. This month, America Abroad travels to Sub-Saharan Africa and Pakistan to bring you the stories of those caught up in the struggle to secure clean water.

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BackStory

Public Pools, Contested Waters

Friday, August 01, 2014

With the American History Guys

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America Abroad

Global Water Scarcity: Combating Drought

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Americans, and especially Californians, have had a big dose of severe drought this year. Though it hit the state hard, farmers were the most affected. They continue to worry about the threat the water shortage poses to their multi-million dollar almond, kiwi and walnut crops.

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The Takeaway

Water - A Human Right?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Today, The Takeaway takes a two part look at our most precious resource, water. It's a resource that thousands in Detroit now find themselves without. Back in March, officials in the cash-strapped city turned off the tap for about 15,000 residents with unpaid water bills. But the problem isn't limited to Detroit. Access to water is becoming a growing issue all around the country. The infrastructure systems we have in place to deliver water to consumers are aging and in some places, inadequate and unsustainable, especially in parts of the South and South-West.

 

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