A new urban park constructed from a polluted sewer is a message of new principles at work in China. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue The 4.5-kilometer (2.8-mile) park along Donghao Chung, runs for a time beneath an elevated freeway. At other moments it pools in a plaza open to the light and […]
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About Keith Schneider
Circle of Blue's senior editor and chief correspondent based in Traverse City, Michigan. He has reported on the contest for energy, food, and water in the era of climate change from six continents. Contact
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Prescribed burns tested in Klamath Mountains. Photo courtesy Adam Shumaker / This American Land A prescribed burn near Butler Creek in California’s western Klamath Mountains clears 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of underbrush to serve as a firebreak when the next big wildfire races through the area.Click image to enlarge. By Keith Schneider Circle of Blue […]
Quality of life and economy thrive with greater care for water, energy, air, and waste. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue With city and state carbon reduction limits in place, Oakland set out to meet them. The city audited its buildings, analyzed its fleet of vehicles, and reviewed its solid waste infrastructure with […]
Out of social confrontation over water and fish in California comes a fish story worth telling. Photo © Matt Black / Circle of Blue Bureau of Reclamation Fisheries Biologist Zak Sutphin checks a fish trap set in the San Joaquin River near the town of Newman in California’s Central Valley. The trap, also known as […]
Quality of life and economy thrives with greater care for water, energy, air, and waste. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue Over the last quarter century, and with quickening resolve during the last decade, Oakland underwent a city makeover. Ardently supported by residents and business executives, the city steadily injected much more ecologically […]
Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider puts an eventful week into a global perspective. Photo courtesy Lei Han via Flickr Creative Commons On Friday, China said it would introduce a cap and trade program to reduce climate change emissions. The same week, Volkswagen admitted to installing software on 11 million of its cars to […]
Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider discusses how new energy-efficient, water-conserving, land-protecting operating principles are slowly becoming priorities around the world.
Agencies are going after polluters with smaller staffs and less money.
New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.
Del Puerto Water District to buy a third of its water supply from Modesto and Turlock treatment plants.
Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.
A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.