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Twin oil pipelines running below the Straits of Mackinac are unnecessary—and unnecessarily risky—a new study says.

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Do you enjoy reading the daily Stream? Keep the Stream flowing, contribute to our Crowdrise challenge. The Global Rundown Water temperatures are warming faster than air temperatures in lakes around the world, according to new research. Climate change is likely to double the number of severe algae blooms in Lake Erie over the next 100 […]

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Report urges new regulations, research, and technology to respond to spills of diluted bitumen.

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The Global Rundown Water utilities in the United Kingdom are owed more than ever before, with outstanding charges reaching more than $US 3 billion. Mexico’s state oil company announced plans to jointly invest millions in water storage and treatment projects, and a U.S. federal judge ordered a part-owner of the oil well involved in the […]

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The Global Rundown This year will almost certainly be the hottest on record, the World Meteorological Organization announced, and global carbon emissions slowed last year, increasing 0.5 percent. Alaska and British Columbia signed an agreement to improve water quality monitoring in transboundary waters, focusing on mine development in the wake of the Mount Polley mine […]

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The Global Rundown Farmers in India’s Maharashtra state debated how much water should be held or released by the state’s dams as they struggle with drought, while government officials in South Africa said they may set aside more emergency funds to aid drought-affected farmers in the country. China signed a multi-million-dollar deal to build water […]

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The Global Rundown The European Union’s executive body is pursuing fines against Greece for the country’s failure to address wastewater treatment problems. Poor conditions in a South Sudan refugee camp are leading to sickness, and rainstorms in Kenya are clogging a major East African trade route. Kiribati’s president continued to call for a global moratorium […]

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The Global Rundown Climate change will push millions more people into poverty by 2030 if action is not taken to curb it, a report by the World Bank found. In a largely symbolic move, the United States denied approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Rising sea levels are pushing port cities in Europe to rethink […]

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Big Investment Updates Great Lakes Shipping

New technology and ships make maritime commerce more efficient, adaptable, and environmentally friendly.

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Simulations using 20th-century climate data compare Lake Ontario water levels under Plan 2014 and the current regulation plan.

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Plan 2014, a proposal to alter lake levels and restore wetlands, places ecosystems at the heart of decisions.

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The Global Rundown Natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific region accounted for nearly half of the world total in the past decade, highlighting the need to invest in measures to protect against future disasters and climate change, according to a United Nations report. Thailand urged farmers not to plant rice this season due to a drought […]

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Resource-extraction economy faces inherent tensions between development and protection.

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The Global Rundown Heatwaves in Middle East cities, including Abu Dhabi and Dubai, are on track to become unbearably hot for humans by the end of the century if climate change continues, scientists found. Communities in the Philippines are struggling to recover from Typhoon Koppu’s floods, while floods in Texas linked to Hurricane Patricia could […]

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The Global Rundown Current water systems in Bangalore will not be sufficient to supply the city by 2021, according to a new report. A drought in Papua New Guinea shut down another mine, while a drought in Mexico drastically reduced water levels in a reservoir and revealed a 16th-century church. A typhoon in the Philippines […]

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The Global Rundown Water scarcity is a growing concern in England, where climate change and population growth are putting pressure on rivers. Meteorologists expect southern Australia to get drier this month as an El Nino progresses, and rice farmers in Pakistan are experimenting with ways to conserve water. The leader of Canada’s Liberal Party promised […]

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On Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, COB reporter Codi Kozacek found that much is happening, but not many are looking.

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The Global Rundown Bangladesh plans to reclaim river sediment to combat erosion and resettle displaced communities. The below-average monsoon in India is testing the country’s government, while the drought in Europe could be a glimpse of the future, scientists say. An oil company’s water license was revoked in British Columbia due to environmental and First […]

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The Global Rundown Neighbors in the Middle East sign a rare groundwater agreement. A tax increase helps Minnesota study its rivers and lakes, while drought in Nevada drains Walker Lake. Algae blooms cut property values in Vermont. Green groups in India rally against a canal project. “We just pray that they could build the dam […]

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The Global Rundown China’s top executive body addresses drinking water pollution. A grandiose engineering project in India faces delay. Cuba, in a drought, will shoot chemicals into clouds, to induce rain. Alaska’s glaciers are getting baked. Infrastructure is an emerging issue in Canada’s national election. “This election is a clear choice between smart investments that […]

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