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Dr. Subir Bhattacharjee in his laboratory at the University of Alberta

Q&A: Subir Bhattacharjee on the Geopolitics of Oil and Alberta’s Tar Sands

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Subir Bhattacharjee — a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta and one of Canada’s top water quality experts — tells Circle of Blue about the water cycle of the tar sands while he attends a high-level conference in Alberta, Canada.

EPA Releases Draft Assessment of Environmental Effects of Biofuels

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Preliminary report describes an infant cellulosic biofuels industry with a mandate to grow up fast.

Water From Afar—Azerbaijan’s Capital Opens 265-km Water Pipeline

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The world’s largest high-pressure pipeline made from a glass-plastic composite material.

Analysis: Despite a Drying and Flooding Planet, Cancun Climate Negotiators Anticipate Scant Progress

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Without water as part of the equation, there can be no long-term solution to climate change.

EPA and Halliburton Skirmish -- Promises of Safer Fracking Fluid

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After denying EPA disclosure request, Halliburton promises safer fracking fluid and more disclosure.

Infographic: A Closer Look at Tar Sands Oil

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185 gallons of water + two tons of soil + 700-1200 cubic feet of natural gas = one barrel of crude oil.

Infographic: 10 Things You Should Know about Water + Energy

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A survey of key water facts behind traditional and alternative energy sources.

Infographic: North Dakota’s Rise To Domestic Oil Royalty

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North Dakota has become the number four oil producing state—but at what cost to its water supply?

Water Demand is Flash Point in Dakota Oil Boom

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Production from the Bakken Shale is projected to use up to 5.5 billion gallons of water annually.

Government Warns Against Contaminated Water in Wyoming Town

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Freshwater wells deemed unsafe because of hydrocarbons.

Fracking Regulations Vary Widely from State to State

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A look at how states across America are facing deep frack dilemmas.

California Drought is No Problem for Kern County Oil Producers

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Farmers do without water because of oil industry uses.