State environmental agency’s indifference and intransigence violated public trust.
Inspections continued to decline in 2015.
After a year of deep droughts, worsening pollution, rising sea levels, and floods, water was finally recognized as perilous to nations and the international economy.
Solutions require new thinking about wastewater treatment
Twin oil pipelines running below the Straits of Mackinac are unnecessary—and unnecessarily risky—a new study says.
Countries see climate adaptation as a water problem
21st century conditions require big changes in approach ensuring adequate water supplies.
Supporting deals focus on low-carbon energy, natural resource protection, and disaster risk reduction.
Legislation does not authorize or fund dam removal
Initiatives show military sees serious climate and water security risks.
Water groups, active in Paris, focus on implementing a climate agreement
Opportunity to shift from coal to cleaner energy is real and needed.
Better management, research, and funding is needed
Momentum for a deal is strong.
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.
U.S. Congress on an island of reflexive denial.
Fate of an expensive Southwest water supply project is at stake
Plan will endorse conservation, storage, and agricultural transfers as strategies to address projected water shortfall
World’s largest coal consumer’s challenge to lower climate-changing emissions.
A new urban park constructed from a polluted sewer is a message of new principles at work in China.