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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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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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Irrigated agriculture’s march into Midwest and South could increase competition for water.

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India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept into office in May on a message of aspiration, and a reputation for action.

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Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half times the volume of a full Lake Mead.

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Along the 1,800-mile river basin,locals wrestle with water demands.

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Lake continues trend of harmful and unsightly effect of nutrient pollution.

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Waukesha considered and then drawing its drinking water from the Fox River due to cost, health and environmental issues.

Drinking Water Diversion Proposed For Out Of Basin City

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Despite drying conditions, four states plan additional water projects.

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Pipelines and canals buy some cities a ticket out of water stress — for now.

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In Rajasthan, renewables are a bright spot in a troubled national energy industry.

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New conditions of supply and demand in the world’s ninth-largest city.

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The Meghalaya box mine is a fiercesome sight. The sides of the mine, cut from limestone and sandstone, typically plunge 60 to 70 meters (197 to 230 feet) straight down to the coal seams at the black bottom.

National court orders end to feudal labor conditions, wanton water pollution, and deadly accidents.

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Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl.

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