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Regulators Will Soon Know A Lot More About Algal Toxins in U.S. Drinking Water

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For the next two years, water utilities are required to test for ten cyanotoxins.

Toxic Algae Flourish As Everglades Solution Eludes Florida

The blooms plaguing coastal estuaries are a symptom of a system out of balance.

Algae Overtake Australia's Murray River

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Bloom of blue-green algae covers hundreds of kilometers of water in New South Wales and Victoria.

Ecosystems Are Dying as Long Island Contends With a Nitrogen Bomb

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Septic systems and nitrogen pollution are killing the island's…

The Growth of the Water Beat

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News agencies carve out more space for water. Photo © Brett…

Slowly, With Earth Pushing Hard, A Confederacy Of Concern Develops

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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.

The Toledo Water Crisis, One Year Later

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Circle of Blue reporter Codi Kozacek summarizes the major steps taken to reduce toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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.

Great Lakes Toxic Algae Prompts Big Investment and Rare Political Agreement

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After last summer's toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

Celebrating with a Blue Streak

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A new member of the Circle of Blue team introduces herself. If…

Seven Ohio Drinking Water Sources Don't Meet State Water Quality Standards for Toxic Algae

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Lack of testing requirements inhibits more thorough review of…