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Mining Approximately 10 million gallons of wastewater spilled from northern Mexico’s Buenavista copper mine last week, contaminating portions of the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers, the Associated Press reported. The rivers provide water to a number of cities and towns in the region, including Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora state. The failure of a tailings dam […]

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The U.S. farm sector, more productive and richer than ever, is a major water polluter.

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Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania governments struggle with climate change, budgets, and changing markets.

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Drought Drought has reached 64 percent of the area of the 48 contiguous U.S. states, making conditions the worst since the Drought Monitor began in 2000, UPI reported, citing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Wildfires induced by extreme heat and drought have devastated dozens of homes in Oklahoma, according to NBCNews.com. Read Circle of […]

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Indianapolis has cut water consumption by 28 percent in the last two weeks.

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Floods and landslides have killed more than 150 people in the Black Sea region of southern Russia in the last few days, Associated Press reported. Torrential rains have dropped nearly a foot of water in the area, turning streets into rivers, sweeping away bridges and inundating thousands of homes. Heavy rains also swept across Great […]

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What does Chicago have to do with the growing algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico? Nutrient pollution from the Windy City and from agriculture in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa is pushing the Mississippi River to the brink of ecological disaster, according to The Economist. A key California Senate panel has supported legislation that would […]

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Jumping Asian Carp

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to speed up its recommendations for keeping invasive species out of the Great Lakes — but will its actions be quick enough to stop Asian carp?

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Three proposals for separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River watershed could block the flow of aquatic invasive species while re-envisioning water management in Chicago, a new study says.

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Live carp have been found in North Dakota and past the electric barriers in Chicago. As the carp push forward, Michigan and other Great Lakes states are once again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to speed up action to stop the advance of the invader.

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The U.S. State Department’s decision to postpone its verdict on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline until after next year’s presidential election may doom the project and accelerate Canada’s efforts to ship crude to Asia, Business Week reported, citing Canada’s finance minister. Two degrees of disaster: The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert comments on the latest IEA […]

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Lake Erie Ice Break Up

The highly controversial bill set the highest thresholds for water withdrawal permits in the Great Lakes region, sparking debate between environmentalists and businesses over the use of Lake Erie water.

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It’s been more than a year since eight states agreed to prevent large-scale diversions from the Great Lakes, the most abundant source of clean freshwater on the planet. The passage of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, completed after ten years of campaigning by public interest organizations, legislative leaders, and governors of both parties, was meant to permanently secure the globally significant storehouse of water contained in the Great Lakes.

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Video: Toxic Coal Ash Town in Indiana

A small Indiana town is slated for cleanup as an EPA Alternative Superfund Site.

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When officials found high fecal counts in the Ohio River, they decided to initiate a clean-up effort.

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