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Peter Gleick: Massive Water Bond Delayed: Back to more Realistic Water Solutions

The California Legislature pulled the massive $11 billion water bond from the November ballot and moved it to 2012.

Tar Sands Oil Production, An Industrial Bonanza, Poses Major Water Use Challenges

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Ensuring Americans enjoy a lifestyle built on choice and mobility.

Pipeline Ties Detroit Refinery to “Dirtiest Source of Fossil Fuels”

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State department says oil is needed; Congress leader joins activists in raising concerns.

Peter Gleick: The California Water Bond — What Does Proposition 18 Really Say and Do?

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The costs and benefits of California's largest water bond in a half century have not been fully assessed by an independent organization.

Infographic: Michigan Mineral Rights

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In Michigan, $178 million for nearly 120,000 acres of state-owned minerals in 20 counties.

"Crude" Director Joe Berlinger Fights Against Chevron's Subpoena

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A documentary filmmaker lands his own day in court against the oil giant.

Peter Gleick: Water and Misleading Advertising and Marketing--Where are the FDA and FTC?

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It should be hard to sell private water. After all, most of the people reading this blog have access, a few feet away, to unlimited, remarkably cheap, high-quality tap water from systems owned by the public.

The Price of Water: A Comparison of Water Rates, Usage in 30 U.S. Cities

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"For more than 20 years industry has been moving south looking for cheaper labor, I'm hoping that now they'll start coming back looking for cheaper water."

In Detroit: No Money, No Water

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Water Department cuts connections to thousands of city’s poor.

Drought in South China is Worst in Decades

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Parts of southern China are being ravaged by a severe three-season drought. Millions of people lack adequate water supplies, and millions of acres of cropland are too dry to plant.

Taking the Pulse of Global Freshwater Issues

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Circle of Blue on what’s happening and what will happen in the water world in 2010.

Peter Gleick: Water Scofflaws -- Go Soak your Heads (Under a Low-flow Showerhead)

After years of inaction, blatant and willful violations of federal law, and lack of enforcement by previous administrations, the U.S. Department of Energy has just announced that they intend to pursue enforcement actions against the manufacturers of water-using appliances that violate national water and energy savings laws that have been on the books for nearly 20 years.