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Great Lakes Toxic Algae Prompts Big Investment and Rare Political Agreement

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After last summer's toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

Washington Water Main, May 17: Moniz Confirmed as Next Energy Secretary, EPA Administrator Nominee Narrowly Passes Committee

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MIT's Ernest Moniz will become the next secretary of energy, but EPA administrator nominee Gina McCarthy still faces stiff Senate opposition.

Has the Invasion Started? Asian Carp eDNA Found in Lake Erie

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While federal efforts are largely focused on stonewalling invasive Asian carp at Chicago, the fish could be making their way into the Great Lakes through Lake Erie, where studies show they are likely to thrive.

The Stream, February 15: The World's Water Footprint

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The United States is the world's largest exporter, and one of…

State of the Union: New Economics of Energy Production Tilts Obama's “All-of-the-Above” Strategy One Way

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In the era of deficit and disinvestment, water-intensive fossil fuel production is overwhelming the water-sipping clean energy sector.

Memo to Hu and Obama: Water and Energy Choke Points Merit Time at the China-U.S. Summit

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Collaborate on resolving confrontation between rising energy demand and water scarcity in both countries.

Supreme Court Declines To Wade Into Asian Carp Fight, Worrying Great Lakes Governors

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DNA tests indicate the invasive species may already have entered Lake Michigan.

U.S. Charm Offensive at Copenhagen Climate Conference: Will it Work?

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Our second installment of COP15 coverage reflects on the overdue, yet changing tide of American climate policy.