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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

U.N. Climate Report: Water Extremes, Unevenly Distributed, Worsen With More Heat

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More floods and droughts in a warmer world. But certain regions will be worse off than others.

Water Access In Lima Complicated by Inequality and Climate Uncertainty

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Lima, Peru, is at high risk for water shortages.

In USAID Redesign, Water Is Grouped with Food and Climate

Will sanitation and hygiene get lost in the organizational shuffle?

Water and Climate Safety, Finance Security, Drive Keystone XL Conflict

Nebraska is again a battleground over tar sands oil pipeline. By…

Climate Change Will Cripple Coastal Septic Systems

Backyard units need to adapt to changing environmental conditions. By…

Big Banks Finance Water-Damaging, Climate-Warming Energy Projects

Despite commitment to reduce national emissions, development banks spend $US billions on coal-fired power plants.

Climate Change Threatens Health of Pacific Island Nations

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As storms grow stronger, communities and public health infrastructure are at risk.

Climate Change Effects On Conflict Are Complex, Tenuous, And Misunderstood

Climate change is here, but will we fight over it?

Water Gained Stature at Paris Climate Talks

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Though not mentioned in the final agreement, water nonetheless…

Water Resources Highlighted in Climate Adaptation Plans

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Countries see climate adaptation as a water problem Photo…

Water Storage a Critical Question for Climate Adaptation

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21st century conditions require big changes in approach ensuring…

U.S. Military Aims to Improve Water Security, Climate Resilience

Initiatives show military sees serious climate and water security…

Scientists Urge Greater Attention to Groundwater in Climate Adaptation

Better management, research, and funding is needed.

Australia Coal Mines Prompt Concerns about Groundwater and Climate

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Mining Queensland’s ample coal seams will require a lot of…

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.