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Residents put at risk by ideology, misguided decisions.

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Bankruptcies, project shutdowns, regulation, and emission limits curb enthusiasm for fossil fuels.

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What Next China

A new and huge city focuses on getting cleaner.

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Though economic expansion is slowing  in China, the country is still growing over $US 700 billion annually, almost twice the growth increase in the United States. Demand for energy to build and operate mammoth residential housing projects like this one in Shenzhen remains strong, though more of the region's electricity is produced from natural gas, nuclear, and renewable power sources.

World’s largest coal consumer’s challenge to lower climate-changing emissions.

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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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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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Over the last quarter century, and with quickening resolve during the last decade, Oakland underwent a city makeover.  Ardently supported by residents and business executives, the city steadily injected much more ecologically sensitive operating practices into its operating systems – from waste management to transit, energy efficient building codes to carbon-limiting port and electrical utility operations. Downtown open spaces now are alive with business and civic energy.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/northcharleston/21352738444/ The aftermath of the flooding in North Charleston, South Carolina caused by over 15 inches of rainfall resulting from Hurricane Joaquin.

Lawsuit requires EPA to address one of the largest water pollution sources in the country.

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SanitationMap

Sarina Prabasi is the CEO of WaterAid America, part of the international organization WaterAid working to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal and equitable sanitation access.

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For the first time, international leaders meeting in New York City this weekend will consider a dedicated goal for water.

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Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider discusses how new energy-efficient, water-conserving, land-protecting operating principles are slowly becoming priorities around the world.

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With exceptions like California and Australia, regions and cities shape resilient adaptations to water security.

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LA

Second largest U.S. city confronts new era of water scarcity with innovations on a new scale.

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Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.

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A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.

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In Peru’s capital city, vulnerable communities pay a premium for water as poor infrastructure, population growth, and climate change pressure supplies.

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State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.

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Transparency , accountability, and civic participation are key to improving Sao Paulo’s water security.

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Beyond Sendai, water community turns attention to Sustainable Development Goals.

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Drought has placed Sao Paulo’s Cantareira water supply system under extreme stress.

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