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U.S. Governors Address Water

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State of the State speeches highlight water resources Photo…

Wisconsin Groundwater Dispute Is a Warning Signal for the Eastern United States

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Water problems in states east of the Mississippi River mirror…

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.

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.

Des Moines Initiates Clean Water Act Lawsuit to Stem Farm Pollution

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Iowa’s largest city will sue three upstream counties to reduce nitrate contamination.

World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

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Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway. Photo…
An aerial view of an intentional breach in levee L-575 near Hamburg, Iowa, June 20. The intentional breach was created by the local sponsor and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following a full breach of the levee June 13. The intentional breach was conducted by the sponsor to delay the time in which the area behind the levee would flood. The levee is located at River Mile 552 in Atchison County, Mo. (U.S. Army Photo)

All Wet – A Stormy Spring Stymies Farmers in the U.S. Midwest

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In much of the Corn Belt, too much rain has left fields too soggy…
Hurricane Isaac NASA night view

New Orleans Survived Isaac, and So Did I

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The city's new flood protection system was tested by the hurricane…
The Stream

The Stream, June 28: Nutrient Pollution Choking the Mississippi River

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What does Chicago have to do with the growing algae blooms in…
An aerial view of an intentional breach in levee L-575 near Hamburg, Iowa, June 20. The intentional breach was created by the local sponsor and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following a full breach of the levee June 13. The intentional breach was conducted by the sponsor to delay the time in which the area behind the levee would flood. The levee is located at River Mile 552 in Atchison County, Mo. (U.S. Army Photo)

The Stream, April 9: Chilean Court Green-lights Patagonia Dam Project

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Patagonia Chile's supreme court has rejected seven appeals filed…
An aerial view of an intentional breach in levee L-575 near Hamburg, Iowa, June 20. The intentional breach was created by the local sponsor and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following a full breach of the levee June 13. The intentional breach was conducted by the sponsor to delay the time in which the area behind the levee would flood. The levee is located at River Mile 552 in Atchison County, Mo. (U.S. Army Photo)

The Stream, February 28: The Future of Water in Central Asia

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Water Law The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by five…
An aerial view of an intentional breach in levee L-575 near Hamburg, Iowa, June 20. The intentional breach was created by the local sponsor and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following a full breach of the levee June 13. The intentional breach was conducted by the sponsor to delay the time in which the area behind the levee would flood. The levee is located at River Mile 552 in Atchison County, Mo. (U.S. Army Photo)

Water Continues to Rise: Floods Rage in States along Missouri River

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Towns from Montana to Iowa are bracing for flood waters as heavy rains fall across the region and warm temperatures melt record snowfall.