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Fear and Hoping in Seattle

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All is woe in the water world — or is it? Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton reflects on an extraordinary summer.

Infographic: 2015 Price of U.S. Water, Sewer, and Stormwater

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Map of the cost of water service in 30 major U.S. cities. The…

Agriculture in Transition in the West Texas Plains

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As in much of the Great Plains, farmers here are adapting to…
New EPA Guidance for Combined Sewers Draws Mixed Reviews

New EPA Guidance for Combined Sewers Draws Mixed Reviews

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Seattle will be the first city to test the new integrated framework. Photo…

Climate Change Alters the Calculus for Water Infrastructure Planning

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Adapting to climate change in the U.S., according to one estimate, will cost at least a half trillion dollars over the next four decades.
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Mixing Art and Technology: North America’s Largest Membrane-filtration Sewage Plant Opens Near Seattle

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The $1.8 billion Brightwater facility, 10 miles northeast of Seattle, eschews old notions of what a sewage plant is. State-of-the-art membrane technology produces reusable water, a trail system allows outdoor recreation, and wetlands give salmon a place to spawn.
Interactive Map: U.S. Cities Acting Now to Reduce Water Risk from Climate Change

Interactive Map: U.S. Cities Acting Now to Reduce Water Risk from Climate Change

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A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council describes water threats and adaptations in a dozen American cities.

Seattle University Bans Bottled Water on Campus

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The university joins a nationwide movement to promote tap water over bottled water.

Infographic: Wastewater Treatment Costs in Major U.S. Cities

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

Congressmen Urge Obama to Strengthen Clean Water Act

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The Bush Administration has weakened the maw of the Clean Water…

Limiting Bottles in Seattle

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SEATTLE - The King County Council has approved a measure to limit…

City of Seattle won't buy bottled water

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON -- Mayor Greg Nichols has announced that…