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Voices from the Past: Nixon, Congress Debate the Clean Water Act

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Four decades ago, national leaders talked about our duty and…

The Stream, October 11: Spotlight on Water Investments

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Interest in water investments is on the rise around the world.…
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Contest Between Water and Energy Becoming Big Story

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Back from China, Circle of Blue's senior editor notices a trend creeping from our headlines to those of other news organizations around the world.

The Stream, September 27: Hydraulic Fracturing-related Health Concerns Linger

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York state is still deciding whether…

The Stream, September 21: India Water Dispute

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India A water shortage in India's Cauvery River Basin has pitted…
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Florida Oyster Harvest Suffers As Drought Intensifies Water Battle with Georgia and Alabama

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The drought that set upon the United States this year has tightened a three-state tug-of-war over fresh water, affecting marine life and a valuable fishing economy downstream in the Deep South's Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, the most biodiverse river system in North America.
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Study: Freshwater Food Webs Hit Hard by Drought

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A new report out of the United Kingdom's academic world concludes that droughts can cause sharp declines in the number of species in a stream. Additionally, there is the potential for partial collapse of aquatic food webs.

The Stream, September 7: Pesticides Exact Big Toll on Health and Environment

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Heavy downpours triggered floods and caused roofs to collapse…

The Stream, September 6: U.S. and Canada Finalize Great Lakes Water Quality

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Environmental officials from the U.S. and Canada announced that…

Photo Slideshow: Great Lakes Pollution, Ed Wargin's Fresh Coast Project

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The Fresh Coast Project, an ambitious 10-year, around-the-lakes journey that captures the Great Lakes on film, was created by photographer Ed Wargin to visualize the lakes and streams as one stunning, connected, living story. But Wargin captures the good with the bad, in this series of exclusive photos showing the pollution he found during his travels.

Photo Slideshow: Great Lakes Beauty, Ed Wargin's Fresh Coast Project

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The Fresh Coast Project, an ambitious 10-year, around-the-lakes journey that captures the Great Lakes on film, was created by photographer Ed Wargin to visualize the lakes and streams as one stunning, connected, living story.

Great Lakes Ports and Shipping Companies Confounded by Climate Changes and Water Levels

With freighters forced to carry lighter loads, port structures damaged by rot, ship cannels that are filling with silt, there are millions of dollars in losses, repairs, and dredging — but scientists are working on adaptation solutions and planning resilience.