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More of the same is not working in changed conditions of the 21st century.

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Steeled by past drought, governor is reshaping how largest U.S. state uses and distributes water.

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Quest for protein and profits invites challenge about pollution and waste.

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DianchiLakeAlgae

Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway.

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Better plans and more data are needed to guide response.

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Ohio River project is departure for funds-starved U.S. water infrastructure installations.

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DEAdrugtakeback

Pharmacies, hospitals, and distributors are now authorized to collect narcotics, opiates, and other “controlled” drugs.

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Grass carp Aquatic Invasive species Asian carp Lake Erie U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Great Lakes Threat

Using invasive carp already present in Lake Erie, agencies practice response for more damaging species.

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Farmers want to know the economic and social ramifications of reducing groundwater use.

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If global warming increases vegetation in high mountain zones, less water might be available for rivers.

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Attorneys and finance specialists collect tens of millions in fees.

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Farmers are guzzling groundwater while wells of families run dry.

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Detroit Water Shut off Life Without Water Voices from Detroit Circle of Blue J. Carl Ganter Todd Zawistowski

The U.S. government spends more than $450 million each year to provide water and sanitation to poor and vulnerable populations around the world. It’s the first rule of international development, and it brings health, education, and prosperity. Yet in Detroit — a city under emergency management that is reeling from decades of deindustrialization and neighborhood […]

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The spending measure now goes to the voters in November.

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Between $US 13 billion and $US 81 billion will be needed to meet state targets, Circle of Blue finds.

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RimFireSoil

Little rain is not a problem for land managers working in the aftermath of one of California’s largest fires.

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Current targets not enough to stop algal toxins.

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Sun Koshi River is blocked, 156 people are dead, and 10 percent of Nepal’s hydropower capacity is cut off.

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Algae toxins poison Lake Erie; 400,000 people without water.

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Data provided by the City of Waukesha and given to Circle of Blue by Steve Edlund show clearly that water levels in the City’s deep aquifer supply are rising, not falling as Waukesha officials assert in an application to draw its water from the Great Lakes.

City’s case for diverting Great Lakes Water appears significantly weakened.

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