Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider discusses how new energy-efficient, water-conserving, land-protecting operating principles are slowly becoming priorities around the world.
Seminal water law does not address nation’s emerging water pollution challenges.
Agencies are going after polluters with smaller staffs and less money.
Unlike previous eras, Congress has avoided adjusting the law to manage new conditions.
New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.
A court test of federal water law by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has implications for the American West.
Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.
Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.
Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.
Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.
A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.
Bark beetles, water scarcity, and dying trees herald a region in ecological transition during the height of state’s four-year drought.
Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.
Proposed oil and gas development zones in Coahuila are among the driest in the Americas.
State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.
In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving “net zero” energy use are top priorities.
Scientists do not know how much groundwater is left.
Increasing block rates garner closer attention.
Expert panel finds “scientifically indefensible” conclusions in 14-volume study.
Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.