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Water Quality, Flooding Mean Low Grade for Major Watershed

O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A group developed to help improve management of the Mississippi River Watershed has issued it a disappointing report card, and says urgent action and billions of dollars are required to address flooding and water quality concerns …

Insurers Warn Government Canada’s Flood Mapping Must Not Take a Decade

OTTAWA — Canada plans to focus its next budget on tackling climate change and its effects but the insurance industry, amid skyrocketing costs, is concerned the government will move too slowly on the key first step of mapping flood risks. …