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Infographic: U.S. Surface Water Pollution by State

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More than half of the country's lakes and rivers are not meeting water quality standards.

On the Value of Water and the Pain of Drought in the American West

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Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton says that drought is forcing…

Challenged By Drought, Fire, Earthquake, and Flood, California Departs On New Path

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In response to truculent planet, conserving water, limiting climate emissions, and achieving "net zero" energy use are top priorities.
Wild rice on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin is in the floating leaf stage by early June, with a single shoot lying on the water’s surface. This is considered one of the most critical—and and dangerous—stages in the rice’s life cycle. The plants are just beginning to change physiologically from exchanging gases with the water column to exchanging gases with the air. Therefore, they are very susceptible to heavy rains and flooding events that can either rip out the young plants by the roots, or drown them. June 6, 2011.

Where Food Grows on Water: Environmental and Human Threats to Wisconsin’s Wild Rice

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For generations, the upper Great Lakes region has boasted harvests of wild rice, growing in Lake Superior and other watersheds within the basin. But disease, dams, and climate change are now endangering the uncultivated bounty.
Infographic: Map of Pollution Levels in China

Infographic: Map of Pollution Levels in China's Major River Basins

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The seven major river basins, as a whole, have had steady improvements in water quality over the past decade.

Salmon over Slalom: Dam Removal Threatens Local Economy

RED BLUFF, California - Stakeholders in dam profits watch with…