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Photo courtesy of Kris Kaczor / 750 Productions Jean Hill fought to pass the first bottled water ban in the United States in Concord, Massachusetts. Click image to enlarge. By Miles Beauchamp Circle of Blue Divide in Concord — a self-funded documentary about the battle to ban the sale of plastic water bottles in Concord, […]

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Just before sunrise, New York City’s skyline is reflected in the Hudson River. The world has roughly 30 megacities, including New York, which is one of two in the United States — Los Angeles being the other. Megacities are defined as metropolitan areas with populations that are greater than 10 million.

Danish documentary explores the beating human heart of cities but fails to examine water in the urban landscape.

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A documentary film on the world’s water crisis opens this weekend.

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Panama is one of the fastest-growing economies in the Western Hemisphere, largely thanks to a new free-trade agreement with the U.S. and an ongoing $US 5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal. Slated for completion in 2014, the expansion will double the canal's capacity, which will reduce emissions, and the new system will recycle 60 percent of the water in each transit, along with an overall decrease of 7 percent less water than is used by the existing locks.

News headlines are often dominated by the big, unexpected events — BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, for example, or Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophes in 2011 — but some events come with advance warning. Here is a preview of the water news to look for in 2012.

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A documentary filmmaker lands his own day in court against the oil giant.

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Q&A: 'Crude' Director Joe Berlinger on Chevron Oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Featuring Live Earth, Vanity Fair cover, and a CNN Hero Award.

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Video: WaterLife Director Kevin McMahon Tells the Story of the Great Lakes

A cinematic survey of the state of the Great Lakes in Canada and the United States.

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Australia’s drought remains severe, but the award-winning interactive drama project, Scorched, offers a searing reality check for Australians nationwide.

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Video: The Biggest Dry, Stories of Australia’s Waning Rivers & Worried Towns

A love song, a hymn of mourning: where has Australia’s beloved water gone?

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Video: Aboriginal Elder Beryl Carmichael Sings the River's Lament

Using chants and stories, Aboriginal elder Beryl Carmichael shares with Circle of Blue the spiritual and visceral pain of a dry and dying Darling River.

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Video: Caring for Basins Beyond Reform with Australian Scientist John Williams

It’s time to stop playing around with reform, says renowned Australian water scientist John Williams.

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Video: Julian Cribb Predicts "Diabolical" Future for World's River Basins

Agricultural journalist Julian Cribb forecasts a perilous destiny for the world’s river basins and food baskets, a destiny he attributes to climate change and unchecked agricultural demand for water.

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Video: Greg Ogle Illustrates Murray's Failing Circulatory System

Farmer turned conservationist, Greg Ogle explains how appearances can be deceiving.

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Video: Mark Turrell Interview

An interview with Imaginatik CEO Mark Turrell about Idea Central.

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Video: A World on the Verge of Water Bankruptcy

Reaching the Epiphany Moment, Video Makes Water Crisis Clear

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PEORIA — Was it the portentous pall of the November afternoon or an avant-garde episode of effluential angst that inspired Circle of Blue producer Eric Daigh to bring his inefficient toilet out of the water closet once and for all?

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Not only is the latest James Bond flick “Quantum of Solace” scoring millions at the box office,

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For every urban mile a person treads, a tangle of pipes curls beneath the surface upon which she steps. “Liquid Assets,” a documentary produced by Pennsylvania State University, chronicles the current status of the infrastructure that delivers water

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Described as water’s Inconvenient Truth, recently released documentary For the Love of Water (FLOW) takes important steps toward provoking public discussion around the crisis threatening one of humanity’s most critical resources.

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During an interview with Circle of Blue, director Alex Rivera discusses his recent film Sleep Dealer.

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