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Flint water plant

Expert panel recommendations are criticized for lacking teeth.

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SitkaBlueLake

City favors contract extension with company that missed $US 1 million payment deadline.

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LandsatCapeCod

Pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, and other organic compounds found in small concentrations in household drinking water

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Brett Walton was featured on radio program about Flint lead crisis and America’s drinking water On January 25, Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton spoke with Minnesota Public Radio about America’s drinking water infrastructure and how the Flint lead contamination crisis comes at a time when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating federal lead […]

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The scene from the porch, 2july08: DC Water And Sewer Authority carries on their quest to vanquish lead pipe along Irving Street NW, Washington DC

Federal rules are not strict enough to prevent lead poisoning

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Weld County, Colorado

Inspections continued to decline in 2015.

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Drought restrictions and wet summers shake utility budgets. Researchers propose a new financial tool.

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Expert panel will assess safety of eating food grown with treated wastewater

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Less salty than the sea, brackish water is poised for wider use in Texas

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CAdroughtMaxwell

In the perpetual search for water supplies, a salty upstart will be in the spotlight

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Safe drinking water tops list of concerns.

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Solutions require new thinking about wastewater treatment

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Twin oil pipelines running below the Straits of Mackinac are unnecessary—and unnecessarily risky—a new study says.

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New civil rights movement emerges around septic system pollution

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KalamazooOilSpill

Report urges new regulations, research, and technology to respond to spills of diluted bitumen.

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Legislation does not authorize or fund dam removal

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PearlHarbor

Initiatives show military sees serious climate and water security risks.

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Michigan, U.S.

More research and funding is needed to help understand the severity

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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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Australia, which suffered the severe consequences of a deep drought that ended in 2012, made big investments in coal production and export infrastructure. The question is, will that investment have substantial value over the 35-year design life of the facilities? Here, a coal loading terminal near Sydney.

U.S. Congress on an island of reflexive denial.

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