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Finance and environmental groups develop new standards for evaluating water risk

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What Next China

A new and huge city focuses on getting cleaner.

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Ferry Bluff, Wisconsin State Natural Area #217, Sauk County
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Governments in the nation’s most water-rich region are responding to public pressure over high-profile water pollution concerns, but have left fundamental policy changes largely untouched.

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Trifecta of drought, floods, and fighting could set the stage for a deeper food crisis in 2016.

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Donghao Chung, Guangzhous Daylighted Water Refuge

A new urban park constructed from a polluted sewer is a message of new principles at work in China.

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Big Investment Updates Great Lakes Shipping

New technology and ships make maritime commerce more efficient, adaptable, and environmentally friendly.

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Australia Coal Mines Prompt Concerns about Groundwater and Climate

Mining Queensland’s ample coal seams will require a lot of groundwater — and lead to more carbon pollution.

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With city and state carbon reduction limits in place, Oakland set out to meet them. The city audited its buildings, analyzed its fleet of vehicles, and reviewed its solid waste infrastructure with the clear goal of being more efficient.

Quality of life and economy thrives with greater care for water, energy, air, and waste.

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(November 9, 2013. Newman, California)   Bureau of Reclamation Fisheries Biologist Zak Sutphin checks a fish trap set in the San Joaquin River near the town of Newman in California's Central Valley.  The trap, also known as a "Fyke Net," is used to catch salmon so they can be transported upstream by truck, bypassing obstacles, on their way to their historic spawning grounds near Fresno in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Out of social confrontation over water and fish in California comes a fish story worth telling.

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National Wildlife Federation says federal agency has allowed pipelines to operate illegally for two decades.

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Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider puts an eventful week into a global perspective.

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A year after passage, California begins building a new regulatory infrastructure

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Software company uses data to reboot the venerable water utility.

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Cutting carbon emissions from power plants will lead to reductions in water use, water withdrawals, and mercury pollution in rivers and lakes.

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Agencies are going after polluters with smaller staffs and less money.

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Houston is the big winner in first round of state financing for new water infrastructure fund.

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Enbridge Inc., based in Calgary, is the largest shipper of Canadian crude oil, built and operates the twin, 20-inch-diameter steel pipelines, about 1,000 feet apart, that cross the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The company's holdings include this tank farm in Edmonton, Alberta. Photo/Keith Schneider

Pipeline owner criticized for lapses in inspection and disclosure.

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Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.

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Kariba Dam. Zambia. Zimbabwe. Taken March 9, 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hagviken/16784391202/

Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

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Citizen petition calls for higher fees on Nestle and other bottled water companies while authorities worry about trade agreement implications.

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