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Climate and Water Coverage from Circle of Blue

Mountain Regions, 'Taking the Heat,' Face Growing Hazards As Ice Melts, UN Climate Panel Warns

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IPCC special report describes mounting disaster risks that connect mountains and polar regions to oceans.

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

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A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

5 things you need to know about water and climate

Here are five things you need to know about water and climate.

Costs of Water Pollution, a Global Scourge, ‘Underestimated and Underappreciated’

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A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.

Collaborative Climate Coverage

Mountain Regions, 'Taking the Heat,' Face Growing Hazards As Ice Melts, UN Climate Panel Warns

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IPCC special report describes mounting disaster risks that connect mountains and polar regions to oceans.

In Australia, Echoes of Past, Glimpses of Future As Country Braces for Hot, Dry Summer

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A record-breaking drought is pushing rural communities in New South Wales and Queensland to the breaking point.

UN Secretary General Hails 'Turning Point' in Climate Crisis Fight

United Nations hosts climate summit in New York on Monday. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.

Slimy Lakes and Dead Dogs: Climate Crisis has Brought the Season of Toxic Algae

Warming water and pollution are contributing to a variety of harmful bacteria that can wreak havoc on aquatic environments. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.

'Our Land Is No Use Any More': India's Struggle To Save Its Farms

Land degradation and climate change are posing major threats to India's economy and farmers. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership

The US Navy Has a Water Problem

The Second Fleet was reactivated to patrol the Arctic. Only problem is, the fleet’s home is on the front lines of sea-level rise: Naval Station Norfolk. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.

UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure Against Climate “Emergency”

“Nature is angry,” but a Green New Deal can help, says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.

'Like a Sunburn on Your Lungs': How Does the Climate Crisis Impact Health?

Children, pregnant women and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat – but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine. Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.

A New Beginning for Climate Reporting

Could it be that the press, especially the US press, is finally waking up to the climate story? Part of the Covering Climate Now partnership.

'Americans are waking up': two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed

Two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is either a crisis or a serious problem.

5 things you need to know about water and climate

Here are five things you need to know about water and climate.

Costs of Water Pollution, a Global Scourge, ‘Underestimated and Underappreciated’

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A new World Bank report highlights the extensive damage to health, ecosystems, and economies due to water pollution.

A New Layer of Urgency for the Water Sector - Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director of SIWI

SIWI's Executive Director Torgny Holmgren discusses the new layer of urgency in the water sector, World Water Week 2019's theme, and much more.

The Next Urban Water Crisis? Inadequate Data Clouds the Forecast

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What is the next center of population and commerce to be roiled by a severely constricted water supply?

Water and Climate Hazards Again Highlight World Economic Forum Risks Report

Drought, water scarcity, climate change, extreme weather -- these and other environmental factors are among the biggest risks to society and industry, says WEF.

Comprehensive Government Climate Report Warns That Warming Planet Threatens U.S. Water Security

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The National Climate Assessment is meant to inform U.S. leaders about changes to land, water, and air from a warming planet.

Climate Week Reports

Special Report on the Ocean and Cyrosphere in a Changing Climate

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Adapt Now: The Urgency of Action

Global Center of Adaptation

Climate Change and Land

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC)

Additional Climate Coverage

Biggest Dry

In 2009, the brutal Australian drought emerged as “The Biggest Dry.” This is no mere statement of hyperbole, scientists tell us. It’s what happens when a nation purposefully designed to use an enormous amount of water collides with a hotter and dryer climate that produces much less rain.

The Biggest Dry is not only a global warning, it is a test of an industrial society’s ability to cope with new and dangerous conditions that threaten its ability to survive. Read more.

Video: U.S. – China Climate Pact is the Real Deal

Circle of Blue’s Keith Schneider discusses the implications of the landmark climate agreement.

Weeks before negotiators met in Lima in December 2014 to lay the groundwork for a climate change treaty, they awoke to a surprise.

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced a historic pact. The two nations vowed to cap carbon emissions and collaborate on new technologies that create cleaner, greener, healthier cities. The agreement included a provision to study the connections between energy production and water use. Learn more.

Tehuacán: Divining Destiny

On March 20, 2006 during the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City, Circle of Blue premiered “Tehuacán: Divining Destiny,” a pivotal, comprehensive multimedia report that focused the world’s attention on one community’s struggle with water scarcity, pollution and climate change. It was reported in multiple dimensions by Newsweek’s Latin America bureau chief Joe Contreras, World Press-winning Getty photojournalist Brent Stirton, and Circle of Blue’s multimedia team. Read more.