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Coverage of “the world’s quest for water” is timely, intimate, and dramatic.

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Toxin is below detectable levels in region’s drinking water

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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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Legal experts say process should provide certainty, not worry, for developers.

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

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The state will force local agencies to take control but allow them to set goals.

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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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Photo courtesy of Kris Kaczor / 750 Productions Jean Hill fought to pass the first bottled water ban in the United States in Concord, Massachusetts. Click image to enlarge. By Miles Beauchamp Circle of Blue Divide in Concord — a self-funded documentary about the battle to ban the sale of plastic water bottles in Concord, […]

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Click through the interactive spreadsheets to see how phosphorous loading in the Great Lakes region has changed in the last decade and how these trends relate to changes in cropping patterns since the 1950s and land use patterns since the 1980s.

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A breakdown of the different types of phosphorous in Ohio’s Maumee and Sandusky rivers that have led to algal blooms in Lake Erie since the 1970s.

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Record reductions in river flows will be offset by pumping more water from aquifers.

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University of Michigan study provides online video scenarios of fast and expansive movement of oil in two Great Lakes.

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Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

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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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Irrigation brought fat harvests to the plains. But the water is disappearing.

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