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The Stream, March 5: U.S. Judge Finds Corruption in Ecuador’s Decision on Chevron Water Pollution Case

Pollution A federal judge in the United States ruled that actions by lawyers representing plaintiffs in a decades-long Ecuador water pollution case were corrupt, making it less likely that Chevron—the oil company accused of pollution—will end up paying the $US 9.5 billion fine ordered last year by Ecuador’s highest court, The New York Times reported. […]


Ecuador and Oil: Chevron Loses Court Appeal Against $18 Billion Amazon Pollution Fine

Closing in on nearly two decades in court, this “David and Goliath” fight seems far from over. Plaintiffs contend that no amount of money can repair the damage to the environment and to the lives of the 30,000 who claim to have been affected, while the U.S. oil company has denounced the Ecuadorean court system […]


The Stream, February 9, 2022: Texas’ Wastewater Problem

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Wastewater from fracking is becoming a problem in Texas. A devastating storm wreaks havoc in Madagascar for the second time in less than a month. Water bills are expected to rise in England and Wales. Portugal is limiting the use of major reservoirs amid drought. One First Nation in Canada is asking […]


The Stream, February 2, 2022: Public Distrust of U.S. Drinking Water Remains High Years After Flint Water Crisis

Editor’s Note:  It’s been called a year for transformation. So we’re transforming The Stream to better serve you. We’re adjusting the schedule to bring you the information you need. Along with some surprises. We want to hear what you—and our water world—most need from Circle of Blue. Email and tell us what you think, […]


The Stream, December 7, 2021: Failed Manure Storage May Have Caused Water Contamination in British Columbia

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN A town in Australia is denied grant for water supplies. The United Kingdom prepares for Storm Barra as many homes still recover from another major storm. A proposed rule along the Hunter River in New South Wales could impact irrigation for upstream farmers. Canadian officials warn residents of possible water contamination after […]