Strength of New EPA Lead Rule Depends on Accountability

Expert panel recommendations are criticized for lacking teeth. Photo…

Septic Systems Contaminate Drinking Water Wells on Cape Cod

Pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, and other organic compounds found in small concentrations in household drinking water.

Infographic: Global Reservoir Storage Capacity

The rate of storage expansion has slowed since the mid-20th century Hoover…

U.S. Not Prepared for Tar Sands Oil Spills, National Study Finds

Report urges new regulations, research, and technology to respond…

Big Investment Updates Great Lakes Shipping

New technology and ships make maritime commerce more efficient,…

Infographic: Plan to Change Lake Ontario Water Level Regulations Considered by Canada, U.S.

Simulations using 20th-century climate data compare Lake Ontario…

Lake Ontario Water Level Plan Tests Attitudes Toward Environment

Plan 2014, a proposal to alter lake levels and restore wetlands,…

In Oakland, Still A City With Thorns, A New Garden Emerges (Part II)

Quality of life and economy thrive with greater care for water,…

Lawsuit Asks For Regulations To Address Underwater Oil Pipeline Spills

National Wildlife Federation says federal agency has allowed…

Pope Francis Visit, VW Fraud, China Cap and Trade, and John Boehner -- How They Coincide

Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider puts an eventful…

Q&A: Bill Christiansen on the Sustainable Development Goal for Water Efficiency

Bill Christiansen, program manager for the Chicago-based Alliance for Water Efficiency, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water, talks with Circle of Blue about the subgoal to improve water efficiency.

The Forgotten Great Lake

On Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, COB reporter Codi Kozacek found that much is happening, but not many are looking.