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Pennsylvania's Environmental Rights Amendment Grows Some Teeth

After decades of irrelevance, two court decisions uphold people's right to "clean air, pure water," hearten activists to push for more.

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.

Pace of U.S. Dam Removals Accelerates

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72 dams were torn down in 2014, a record. Photo © Brett…

Study: Shale Gas Fracking Taints Rivers in Pennsylvania

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Though groundwater gets most of the attention, rivers are also affected by the rush of shale gas development across the United States, according to a new study that claims both wastewater and well development degrade water quality, but in different ways.
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The Stream, February 5: Water-Energy Nexus in China

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When a Greenpeace China rapid response team ventured to a chemical…
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The Stream, January 25: No Water for Timbuktu

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Africa Water service, as well as electricity and phone service,…
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The Stream, September 10: Water Shortage Deepens Syrian Humanitarian Crisis

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A sudden water shortage is the latest hardship blighting the…
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The Stream, August 29: Arctic Ice Reaches Record Low

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With a few weeks still left in the annual melt season, Arctic…

No Clear Path for Energy Policy in Great Lakes States

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Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania governments struggle with climate change, budgets, and changing markets.
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The Stream, May 24: Breast Cancer in Men

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Mother Jones investigates the link between quite possibly the…
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Endangered Rivers and Success Stories

Leavening the imperiled areas from the latest "Endangered Rivers"…
Top Ten Endangered Rivers

The Stream, May 16: How Satisfactory Is World Water Quality?

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A new poll from Gallup asked people in 140 countries how satisfied…