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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…

‘Disastrous Year' for North Cascades Glaciers Heralds Global Decline

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Record heat in 2015 is melting glaciers at an eye-popping pace.

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: Too Warm to Snow in California, Oregon, and Washington

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Snowpack in February 2015 was pitifully low in the Cascades and…

Pacific Northwest's Winter, Warm and Wet, Is Climate Change Preview

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Little snow in sight looks to be the future of the American West.
China Environment Forum

The Stream, September 12: French Utility Experiments With Income-based Water Rates

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French utility Suez Environnement will charge residents in Dunkirk,…

Exxon and Imperial Oil Forced To Go Around Sensitive Idaho River Valley

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Push-back on the transportation of tar sands equipment through a wilderness corridor reflects civic resistance to North American fossil fuel boom.
China Environment Forum

The Stream, December 29: Cleaning Up The Potomac River

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Washington, D.C. is ploughing ahead with a $2.6 billion underground…
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James Workman: Poetry, Slammed — Dambusting Celebratory Removals

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The most dramatic freshwater news stories of 2011 literally broke wide open in the Pacific Northwest's hydropowered region, as two major Washington currents were unplugged in in order to replenish an endangered, iconic, transrational species of fish. In that same spirit of silent wonder, and agape, the following 318 words began to arrange and then unglue themselves to honor these inspired, extraordinary events.
Pharmaceuticals in the Water Systems Infographic

Unprescribed: Legislation to Keep Drugs Out of Water Thwarted by U.S. Pharmaceutical Lobbying

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An estimated 10 to 40 percent of prescription and over-the-counter medicines are not used, but how to properly dispose of these drugs depends on who you ask. Since there is no continuous national program, states — and even some cites — are instituting their own regulations, but not without complaints from the pharmaceutical industry.
China Environment Forum

The Stream, September 20: Biggest Dam Removal in U.S. History

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The United States has started a $27 million project to remove…
China Environment Forum

Event Invitation—Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China

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Circle of Blue and the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will give an absorbing presentation on the energy-water choke points that are tightening around the world’s two largest economies. Please RSVP for May 6, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.