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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.

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More than half of the country’s lakes and rivers are not meeting water quality standards.

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With exceptions like California and Australia, regions and cities shape resilient adaptations to water security.

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Record heat in 2015 is melting glaciers at an eye-popping pace.

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Second largest U.S. city confronts new era of water scarcity with innovations on a new scale.

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Seminal water law does not address nation’s emerging water pollution challenges.

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Natural resources agencies have the authority to change practices on their own, conservation groups argue.

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Climate change models have long predicted a drying West. In California, the future has arrived.

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Cutting carbon emissions from power plants will lead to reductions in water use, water withdrawals, and mercury pollution in rivers and lakes.

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Agencies are going after polluters with smaller staffs and less money.

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Unlike previous eras, Congress has avoided adjusting the law to manage new conditions.

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Houston is the big winner in first round of state financing for new water infrastructure fund.

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Grazing cattle vastly outnumber people in the Sites Valley of northern California, where a new reservoir is proposed.

New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.

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Enbridge Inc., based in Calgary, is the largest shipper of Canadian crude oil, built and operates the twin, 20-inch-diameter steel pipelines, about 1,000 feet apart, that cross the Straits of Mackinac in northern Michigan. The company's holdings include this tank farm in Edmonton, Alberta. Photo/Keith Schneider

Pipeline owner criticized for lapses in inspection and disclosure.

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Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.

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Citizen petition calls for higher fees on Nestle and other bottled water companies while authorities worry about trade agreement implications.

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Residents of the nation’s capital will pay a new fixed fee for replacing old pipes.

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Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.

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Report calls for independent analysis of the risks, alternatives, and cost of a big oil spill in the Mackinac Straits.

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A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.

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