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Challenged By Drought, Fire, Earthquake, and Flood, California Departs On New Path

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In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving "net zero" energy use are top priorities.

Infographic: Lake Urmia Drained By Water Diversions

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The largest lake in Iran is shrinking rapidly, threatening tourism and health.

Water Buyback Limit Proposed for Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin

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Legislation would redirect the flow of money for water-saving projects.

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.

A Discussion With Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the International Joint Commission

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Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the IJC, talks with Circle of Blue last month in Chicago about some of the most pressing issues in the Great Lakes region.

California Drought Effect on Food Prices – Not Much

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Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.

California Farms Use How Much Water? Nobody Really Knows

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No comprehensive data exist on agricultural water consumption.

U.S. EPA Avoids Stricter Water Pollution Standards for Gulf of Mexico

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Court decision makes it easier for EPA to leave nutrient pollution…
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National Groundwater Awareness Week: 21 Stories on the World’s Most Abundant Source of Liquid Freshwater

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Circle of Blue reports on groundwater supplies and pollution from California and Texas to India and the Middle East.

Des Moines Water Utility to File Nitrate Pollution Lawsuit

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Farming practices are adding harmful nitrates to Iowa's Raccoon River. The capital city's water utility will vote at a March 10 board meeting to proceed with a Clean Water Act lawsuit.

United States Clean Water Rule Quandary Begins On Land

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EPA’s Clean Water Rule confronts deep-rooted farm resistance.…

California Drought Cuts Farm Water Allocation to Zero for Second Consecutive Year

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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.