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Circle of Blue Guardian Sustainable Business Twitter Water Tweeters #Waternews

After being named the Guardian’s #1 Twitter pick for #waternews, outreach coordinator Aubrey Ann Parker explains our winning strategy.

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Detroit Water Shut off Valerie Jean North End Community Leader Circle of Blue Todd Zawistowski

“Morning!” calls a man on a bike. He slows to wave as a black and white cat crosses a quiet tree-lined street in North End. In the space between the sidewalk and the road, each house has a small, flat steel circle – about six inches in diameter – that is half buried from years […]

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Detroit Water Shut off Isabella Valerie Jean North End Detroit Circle of Blue J. Carl Ganter water delivery

Isabella, 5, has lived all of her five years in her family’s turn-of-the-century, 1,700-square-foot brick home. A sign reads “Water is a Human Right” in one window; “It’s Time for the Banks to Pay Up” in another. There are potted plants of strawberries, sunflowers, tomatoes, and even hibiscus. Isabella’s oldest sister lives next door to […]

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To the west of Cass Corridor on 2nd Avenue, there is a four-story walk-up brick apartment building that has been beautifully restored and renovated – mostly. “It’s not completely handicap accessible yet,” says Baxter Jones. He takes a sip of coffee and looks out the window as he buzzes visitors up the stairs to the […]

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Detroit Water Shut off DeMeeko Williams Detroit Water Brigade emergency relief DWB Circle of Blue Todd Zawistowski

Just off Woodward Avenue in Highland Park, a white U-Haul van is parked on the street, though no one is moving into the neighborhood today. A blue sign with white lettering is taped just behind the driver’s side window. It reads “Detroit Water Brigade” with a hotline number scribed beneath. Instead of moving furniture, this […]

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Reverend Bill Wylie-Kellerman St. Peter's Episcopal Church Detroit Water Shut off The People's Water Board

About 150 yards from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, a yellow sign with faded blue letters reads “Tiger Stadium Parking, EZ Out Anytime, Flat Rate.” The church, situated in historic Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, has seen the city’s baseball team come and go. There is an old yellow school bus out front that has “Democracy On […]

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William Copeland Will See Hip Hop Music Artist EMEAC East Michigan Environmental Action Coalition Detroit Water Shut off Water Warrior

Light filters into a room on the north end of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, just outside the historic Cass Corridor. Covered in chalkboard paint, the building’s support pillars are filled with inspirational quotes about community, and the walls have been painted purple. Long pink, red, and purple cloths hang from the ceiling and run […]

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Dennis Black Wayne State University Detroit Water Shut off We the people of Detroit

The sun is high in the sky on a Monday in the historic Cass Corridor, and all around there are signs that the weekend is well over. A man in a suit drops off his dry cleaning as a businesswoman enters a café on her lunch break. A crane unloads equipment for workers atop the […]

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AcresofCrops

Click through the interactive spreadsheets to see how phosphorous loading in the Great Lakes region has changed in the last decade and how these trends relate to changes in cropping patterns since the 1950s and land use patterns since the 1980s.

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When layered, maps of annual precipitation in Texas and Kansas show the stark moisture division in the United States between the wet East and the dry West running through the Great Plains.

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Click through the interactive Google Fusion Tables infographic to see how planting trends have been affected by time, as well as how irrigated acreage has changed over the last two decades.

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Click through the interactive Google Fusion Tables infographic to see how water use has changed over the last two decades, as well as how these trends relate to fluctuation of groundwater tables within the Ogallala Aquifer since the 1940s.

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Watch this tutorial to learn how to use Circle of Blue’s Google Fusion Tables maps that show changes in California’s water use over the last two decades and how these trends relate to population demographics and water contamination from arsenic.

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Click through the interactive Google Fusion Tables infographic to see how water pollution in California’s Central Valley has changed in the last decade and how these trends relate to population demographics.

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Click through the interactive Google Fusion Tables infographic to see how California’s water use has changed over the last two decades and how these trends relate to population demographics and water contamination.

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When layered, weekly images of the U.S. Drought Monitor for California show how much worse this drought is than any in the past decade.

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An unstoppable force of American folk culture, Pete performed here at 87 years old. Croton Point, NY, June 2006

An unstoppable force of American folk culture, Pete performed at Croton Point, New York, at 87 years old in June 2006. <

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Top 50 Water Blogs 2013 Circle of Blue

Did you see that Circle of Blue was ranked #1 in the “content excellence” category on the list of Top 50 Water Blogs of 2013?

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Think you have what it takes to be a Circle of Blue intern?

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Future of journalism

Circle of Blue’s newsdesk editor Aubrey Ann Parker wants to hear from you, the audience.

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