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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 […]


What’s Up With Water – March 8, 2021

This is Eileen Wray-McCann for Circle of Blue. And this is What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water, made possible by support from people like you.  Circle of Blue · What’s Up With Water – 3.8.21 In the United States, winter storms that swept through the South in mid-February crippled the […]


The Stream, February 18, 2021: Cuenca Residents Vote To Ban Future Mining Projects

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Residents in an Ecuadorian city vote to ban future large-scale mining. Mapping groundwater research across Africa. A new well in Venezuela’s capital provides water to 15,000 residents. Unusually heavy snowfall in Greece shuts down many parts of the country and leaves some residents without water. Groundwater in Kabul, Afghanistan is being depleted […]


The Stream, April 10, 2020: U.S. Cities Violate Flood Protection Laws and Face Few Penalties, Analysis Finds

The Global Rundown Local governments around the U.S. frequently violate federal flood protection rules, usually without penalties, a new analysis finds. Low water levels in Argentina’s Parana River force grain exporters to lighten their shipments. New Jersey places enhanced stream protections on 600 miles of waterways. Wisconsin braces as parts of the Mississippi River reach […]


The Stream, December 11: Toxic Mercury Taints Amazon Waterways as Illegal Gold Mining Spikes

The Global Rundown Illegal gold mining poisons waterways in the Amazon rainforest. Construction of a dam in Tasmania threatens the survival of the endangered swift parrot. Michigan’s chief medical executive faces involuntary manslaughter charges linked to the Flint water crisis. The Indian central government assesses drought conditions in six different states. Shipping in Germany returns […]