In The Circle: Fresh Focus

Regardless of drought, the San Joaquin faces key decisions this year, according to American Rivers.

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Queensland’s rush to build desalination and recycled water facilities is a cautionary tale.

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An American landslide as a global metaphor.

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Rain and snow are falling today, but the winter of 2013-14 was historically hot and dry.

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Sunlight, soil, water, ruminants – it is all a big cycle at the Homestead Ranch.

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Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a beautiful hill station city in Northeast, India.

A correspondent’s thoughts on food, wildlife, transport, and politics.

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California’s drought is a preview of the latter half of the 21st century.

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To the best of anyone’s knowledge – and that includes a tribunal of senior jurists who heard testimony in the state capitol, Shillong, on January 24 – 15 men drowned in a coal mine in Meghalaya’s mineral-rich Garo Hills on July 6, 2012.

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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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The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, completed in 2007, is large enough to hold 40,000 worshippers.

A plan for when fuel runs out.

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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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The 1989 revolution that ended Communist rule and freed the Czech people is a vivid example of human persistence and valor.

PRAGUE — City Square erupted at the start of the 2014 New Year with a deafening and blazing midnight fusilade of rockets and cannon blasts.

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Even the soggy parts of California saw less rain than Phoenix.

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The database is one step toward better information about the water held in soils.

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One year later, Circle of Blue’s senior editor Keith Schneider returns to India for our second round of reporting on water, food, energy problems in the region.

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Did you miss Circle of Blue’s reporting on how cleaning up the power sector – namely coal – and reducing energy demand would clear the air and provide water benefits? Not to worry; Brett Walton gives an update on the current smog situation and how a recent report may provide solutions.

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A National Research Council report argues that groundwater use today is leaving society poorly prepared for potential rapid climate changes in the future.

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter recently sat on a panel about water, environment, and food security in Colombia. See his take on this drama’s main characters in photos that he took in Cartegena’s poorest neighborhoods and how they relate to the global picture.

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Rainwater harvesting, a disruptive idea, catches on with businesses. CoB reporter Brett Walton responds to a recent article in the Guardian.

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Hint: It’s not who you might think, says Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton.

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