Entries by Allison Voglesong

The Stream, October 30: Sandy’s Storm Surges

Notable News from Hurricane Sandy The New York Times has created an interactive dashboard for Tracking the Storm to provide comprehensive coverage of the effects of and responses to the storm. There is also a state-by-state guide to follow for more coverage. The nation’s oldest working nuclear power plant, Exelon Corp’s Oyster Creek Facility in […]

The Stream, October 23: Businesses and Water

The Carbon Disclosure Project of London, UK has released the Water Disclosure Report 2012 which summarizes the voluntary water use reports of 318 companies from around the world. 53 percent of participating businesses reported experiencing “detrimental water-related business impacts.” Notably, the findings revealed that “the Energy sector has recorded the lowest response rate of any […]

Photo Slideshow: Vintage Collection, Before Clean Water Act

A sampling of 81,000 images — taken by more than 100 photographers and sponsored by the young EPA — to document the state of the nation’s environment in the 1970s.

The Stream, October 16: World Food Day

World Food Day Yesterday was Global Handwashing Day, and today brings another notable global calendar date – World Food Day! First established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1979, the annual World Food Day was adopted by UN Resolution 35/70 of 5 December 1980. Follow this link to the FAO […]

Q&A: Pat Mulroy on Las Vegas and the Journey to Water Efficiency

Patricia Mulroy, general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, talks with Circle of Blue at the 5th Annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference.

How Water Relates to Kenya’s Crackdown on Counterfeit Phones

Five percent of mobile phones in Kenya have been deactivated this month, but what might it mean for water users and water providers who are connected by cellular technology and economic infrastructure?

The Stream, October 9: Water Stops Flowing to Tamil Nadu, India

Cauvery River Dispute The Hindu reported that water releases from Karnataka’s Krishnaraja Sagar reservoir have stopped on Monday night, due to poor storage in the reservoirs. The Karnataka government submitted an affidavit to the Supreme Court earlier Monday to review the Supreme Court’s September 19th ruling to release 9,000 cusecs of water to the Tamil […]

Water Makes Waves at UN Week

The 67th session of the UN General Assembly, which ended on Monday, featured a number of globally prominent leaders worried about the planet’s water supply and quality.

The Stream, October 2: India River Dispute Continues

Farmers Protest, Attempt to Turn Off Pumping Station The BBC reported yesterday that hundreds of farmers from Karnataka begun protests against releasing water to neighboring Tamil Nadu in accordance with a recent Supreme Court order. Traffic was blocked and schools went on holiday. Today, IBNLive.com reports that a truck from Tamil Nadu was attacked. Business […]

New Circle of Blue Crew – Allison Voglesong

What do you do in the first month of your dream job? Since relocating from metro Detroit to the Traverse City-based office, Allison Vogelsong, Circle of Blue’s newest editorial intern, sums it up.

The Stream, September 25: Oceans & Clouds

Oceans In a new study, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration finds that nutrient concentration affects ocean acidification, which is the process of water absorbing carbon dioxide. Nutrient levels are linked to algae growth, and when oceans acidify their ecosystems are put at risk. This can negatively impact businesses such as oyster fisheries. For more, […]

The Stream, September 18: Water-Energy Nexus and WASH for Children

Oil and Water Ahead of the worldwide Global Frackdown planned for September 22, Food and Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter blogs about fracking “apologists,” stating: you’re hurting renewables and you’re greenwashing too. The only answer is a fracking ban, says Hauter. A blog post from Amy Mall of the National Resources Defense Council takes […]