China has completed the tunnel under the Yellow River for the South-North Water Transfer Project, which will divert water from the Yangtze River Basin to thirsty cities and industries in the country’s North, Xinhua reported. Check out Circle of Blue’s photos from the construction site and more.
The U.S. Department of the Interior is expected to announce a 20-year ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, according to an environmental group monitoring the issue, Bloomberg reported.
The residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania village are up in arms over a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cancel fresh water deliveries to the area despite evidence of water contamination by a natural gas drilling operation, Associated Press reported.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case in which a couple from Idaho says EPA improperly ordered them to restore wetlands that the federal agency alleged they had illegally destroyed near Priest Lake, Huffington Post reported.
Toxic abandoned mines in Australia’s New South Wales require a massive clean-up, for which state budget funding is “substantially inadequate,” The Sydney Morning Herald reported, citing a new study.
, a Bulgaria native, is a Chicago-based reporter for Circle of Blue. She co-writes The Stream, a daily digest of international water news trends.
Interests: Europe, China, Environmental Policy, International Security.