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Growth, pollution, lack of conservation pushing state toward water crisis (access required)

Arizona’s limited supply of water is being stretched between new, fast accumulating demands. With a population projected to double by 2030, this is not likely to get better anytime soon. Much of this growth is occurring in rural areas of the state where there are minimal protections or regulations on water and its use. According ...

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