Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru eye bond for extreme weather -minister

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Countries aim to work with the World Bank to launch a new bond to cover losses from El Niño and other extreme weather.

Photojournalist’s Notebook: São Paulo’s Wastewater

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Despite new expansion efforts, wastewater treatment in São Paulo remains woefully inadequate.

Floods and Water Shortages Swamp Mexico City

Water crisis looms as the flood-prone city depletes its groundwater.

Severe Drought Grips Bolivia

Failed rains, shrinking glaciers, and growing demands from cities, agriculture, and mining put pressure on Bolivia's water supplies.

Murders of Activists Defending Safe Water and Environment Rise Sharply

Assassins kill without apprehension or prosecution.

Q&A: Sarina Prabasi on the Sustainable Development Goal for Sanitation

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Sarina Prabasi is the CEO of WaterAid America, part of the international organization WaterAid working to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal and equitable sanitation access.

Nicaragua Canal Environmental Assessment Criticized As Scientifically Weak, Technically Inadequate

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Expert panel finds “scientifically indefensible” conclusions in 14-volume study.

Biggest Lakes in the World Under Pressure From Human and Environmental Threats

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Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.

Stanley Heckadon-Moreno’s Gift to Panama Is Clean Rivers, Magnificent Tropical Forests

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One of Latin America’s greatest conservationists teaches the virtue of a natural landscape.

Panama’s Hydropower Development Defined By Fierce Resistance and Tough Choices

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Rising electrical demand presents an opening for clean power, and new risks from fossil fuels.

Panama Canal Expansion Will Have Big Effect on Energy, Water, and Grain in U.S. and China

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Deeper channels and immense new locks are due to open in 2016.

Photos: Water's Heroes, Victims, & Villains at CSV Global Forum in Colombia

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter recently sat on a panel about water, environment, and food security in Colombia. See his take on this drama's main characters in photos that he took in Cartegena's poorest neighborhoods and how they relate to the global picture.