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U.S. Not Prepared for Tar Sands Oil Spills, National Study Finds

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Report urges new regulations, research, and technology to respond…

Ashley Murray

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In developing countries, environmental arguments for keeping…
Public Art Purple Pipe

Mixing Art and Technology: North America’s Largest Membrane-filtration Sewage Plant Opens Near Seattle

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The $1.8 billion Brightwater facility, 10 miles northeast of Seattle, eschews old notions of what a sewage plant is. State-of-the-art membrane technology produces reusable water, a trail system allows outdoor recreation, and wetlands give salmon a place to spawn.
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China's Other Looming Choke Point: Food Production

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The Yellow River Basin is the center of a contest over water, energy, and agriculture.
Ma Jun on China's Economic Development.

Q&A: Ma Jun on China's Economic Development and Water Resources

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Ma Jun tells Circle of Blue that China is still on the track of a highly energy- and resource-intensive model, with the need to de-couple economic growth from the expansion of resource consumption

Harvard Students Win Urban Water Design Challenge for Interactive Water Footprint Infographic

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Three weeks, 36 entries: Global competition sponsored by Circle of Blue and Visualizing.org.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

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Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.

The Stream, February 1: Weather Extremes and Budget Balances

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While ordinary Chinese flood train stations, bus terminals and…

World’s Rivers Are in Crisis, Global Report Says

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International study finds serious threats to the world’s fresh water.

Government Warns Against Contaminated Water in Wyoming Town

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Freshwater wells deemed unsafe because of hydrocarbons.

The Price of Wastewater: A Comparison of Sewer Rates in 30 U.S. Cities

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

Infographic: Wastewater Treatment Costs in Major U.S. Cities

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.