Elena BruessElena Bruess writes on the intersection of environment, health, and human rights for Circle of Blue and covers international conflict and water for Circle of Blue’s HotSpots H2O.
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Elena Bruess writes on the intersection of environment, health, and human rights for Circle of Blue and covers international conflict and water for Circle of Blue's HotSpots H2O.
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The environmental activist Carlos Cerros was killed in Honduras, in the town of Nueva Granada, at the end of March.
People living on San Francisco’s streets and in its parks face daily barriers to finding and accessing clean water, according to a report released earlier this month.
Since Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated Nicaragua last winter, an estimated 500,000 people along the northern Caribbean coast do not have access to clean water, hygiene, and sanitation facilities. For the past four months, the Nicaraguan government and international humanitarian organizations have been rebuilding housing, water facilities, and other damaged infrastructure, but officials on the […]
Thames Water Utilities, the United Kingdom’s largest water company, is creating a system to alert the public to sewage discharges into British rivers and streams.
Michigan’s Indigenous communities hold long-standing legal rights to protect lands and waters.
Many First Nations in Canada continue to live without clean water six years after the government began actively addressing the issue, according to a report published by the Auditor General of Canada late last month.
The long-running dispute between Florida and Georgia over water resources reached the U.S. Supreme Court last week.
Minnesota officials announced a multi-step strategy to address PFAS contamination in the environment.
After days without power, millions in Texas are now facing a water crisis.
The collapse of a mountain flank in India’s northern Uttarakhand state last week triggered devastating flash floods in the region.
Recent storms provided relief to drought-stricken Istanbul and surrounding areas, leaving parched reservoirs in better shape than in mid-January, when water levels fell dangerously low. After several seasons of limited rainfall, reservoirs in Turkey dropped last month to their lowest levels in years. In Istanbul, the country’s most populated city with 15 million people, dams […]