Pollution is a major driver of water scarcity in China, especially in the places where economic growth is the highest and water resources are under the most stress — China’s dry northern breadbaskets and its biggest manufacturing hubs in the south and east.
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An overview of Australia’s Hunter Valley, traditionally known for its vineyards but more recently as a hydrocarbon center.
Farmers and small town residents grapple with the pressures of an unprecedented expansion in coal mining. Photo © Aaron Jaffe / Circle of Blue Since transitioning into a new global hydrocarbon center, the Hunter Valley region — which also boasts some of Australia’s best wine valleys — has become a competitive battlefield for laborers. John […]
The scale and rapid development of the nation’s coal seam gas industry is changing the social fabric of the country’s small towns and farming regions, which have become protest centers.
Massive hydrocarbon production has created worries over water use and pollution as the “Down Under” nation rises to the top of global exporters.
The United States has — for the most part — an excellent tap water system. Much of the rest of the world wishes they had a system as good. But our tap water system is not as good as it should (or could) be and new evidence is surfacing that the fundamental national laws that […]
As they span significant areas of Asia, Europe and the Americas, karst landscapes cover some 15 percent of the Earth’s land mass. Scientists estimate that these areas of porous bedrock are home to as many as 1.5 billion people, a quarter of the global population.
The video above and corresponding transcript below are a Q&A author James G. Workman did with the book’s publishers, Walker & Company.
Despite an estimated $US 600 billion in Nigerian oil revenue since its discovery in 1956, wealth does not trickle downstream, as many villages in the Niger Delta lack electricity and running water.
A cinematic survey of the state of the Great Lakes in Canada and the United States.
J. Carl Ganter, director of Circle of Blue, Rob Kerr, vice president of GlobeScan, and other water experts at World Water Week in Stockholm discuss the findings of the Circle of Blue | Globescan global water survey.
A small Indiana town is slated for cleanup as an EPA Alternative Superfund Site.