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Keith Schneider
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It’s apparent why a great number of Michigan residents wonder about the risks of fracking and whether the state and the federal government ought to shut the technology down. The industrial breakthrough that now enables developers to recover oil and natural gas from hydrocarbon-rich shales 6,000 to 10,000 feet beneath the surface is potentially fraught with danger.

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Workers swarm a big water transport canal near Tilda, India undergoing repair and expansion to serve the steam production and cooling requirements of the region’s expanding number of big coal-fired power plants.

Circle of Blue’s senior editor Keith Schneider reflects on — and celebrates — this year’s body of work from our top reporters.

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India’s climate outlook in the upcoming century is bleak, according to an analysis of eighteen different climate models reported in The Hindu. Average annual surface temperatures are expected to rise by 4-7 degrees Celsius, part of a warmer world with heat waves severe drought, and major floods, according to a World Bank-sponsored report. Read the […]

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Back from China, Circle of Blue’s senior editor notices a trend creeping from our headlines to those of other news organizations around the world.

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.

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Ensuring Americans enjoy a lifestyle built on choice and mobility.

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SPECIAL APPRECIATION to the Ford Foundation for investing in the power of the human story, well told.

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Acknowledgments Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars China Environment Forum Dr. Jennifer Turner, director Peter Marsters, program assistant

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COPENHAGEN—Seven countries, led by the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, this morning declined to accept the Copenhagen Accord that was reached late last night.

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Like all spellbinding human dramas the United Nations Climate Change Conference, which today entered its second and last week, represents the accumulated chapters of an urgent script – the fate of the planet.

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COPENHAGEN – Great social movements are about the intelligence and vision of individuals, and the compelling strength of crowds. Both have been in abundance throughout the first week of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and especially today.

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Circle of Blue’s senior editor, Keith Schneider, lays the backdrop for the climate negotiations, highlighting the United States’ shortfalls.

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Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Original video available online at ITT Watermark STOCKHOLM – This year’s World Water Week convened a panel of communications and water experts from ITT and SustainAbility to discuss solutions to the global […]

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Video: A conversation with Circle of Blue journalist Keith Schneider

Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue writer in residence, discusses the importance and connectedness of water issues. Schneider notes that while the water crisis may seem far removed from the everyday issues facing Americans, it will inevitably become a major player in the lifestyles of the U.S. population.

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Video: Circle of Blue briefing

Circle of Blue advisors and team members discuss journalism, science, data and communications design focused on water.

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