Circle of Blue WaterNews

Circle of Blue WaterNews

Founded in 2000 by leading journalists and scientists, Circle of Blue provides relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s resource crises. With an intense focus on water and its relationships to food, energy, and health, Circle of Blue has created a breakthrough model of front-line reporting, data collection, design, and convening that has evolved with the world’s need to spur new methodology in science, collaboration, innovation, and response. To document emerging and recognized crises, Circle of Blue collaborates with leading scientists and data experts. Through its partnerships, Circle of Blue then dispatches top journalists to map and define the region where the change is occurring. Making connections from localized occurrences to global trends, Circle of Blue publishes these reports online — free of charge — to inform academics, governments, and the general public, catalyzing participation across disciplines, regions, and cultures.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 14 min
Your "need to know news" from Circle of Blue. This week: Taiwan drought affects computer chip industry, the World Wildlife Fund's report on freshwater fish, and a CoB exclusive feature on why Michigan and the Great Lakes region could be a climate migration magnet.
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This is an excerpt of the February 22, 2021 episode of What's Up With Water. The story of the pandemic has been its inequality. By almost every measurement — job losses, vaccine distribution, death rates — the public health emergency has resulted in unequal outcomes. The people hit the hardest are those already on the margins. So it is for water utilities and their customers. Some utilities have financial aid programs and par...
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February 22, 2021 11 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. This week: The Mekong River drops to worrying levels, U.S. dam removals in 2020, and Nestle sells bottled water brands. Plus a CoB exclusive on the pandemic's unequal impact on North Carolina water providers and their customers.
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Speaking Of Water - Water Infrastructure & Environmental Justice by Circle Of Blue
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February 15, 2021 3 min
A new grant program in Michigan is aimed at removing contaminants from drinking water systems, and it’s so popular, demand for the funds is far outpacing the supply. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced that 32 grant applicants, many of them small towns, requested more than $80 million in state funds. The problem? Only $25 million is available to give out.
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February 14, 2021 9 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. This week: research on the health impacts of nitrate in drinking water, Florida water system hacking, and the fourth-largest city in Illinois picks a new water provider to transition away from a declining aquifer. Plus an exclusive CoB feature on a Michigan water infrastructure grant program.
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February 8, 2021 9 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. Stories this week: Regulator in Australia rejects coal mine expansion beneath catchments that provide drinking water to Sydney, India's government proposes an ambitious urban water supply initiative, and activists in northern Minnesota oppose Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. Plus an exclusive CoB feature on Massachusetts water affordability.
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This is an excerpt of the February 1, 2021 episode of What's Up With Water. This week Circle of Blue reports on the risks of aging water infrastructure. From the early to mid 20th century, dams were all the rage. But the dam-building binge is coming to a turning point.
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February 1, 2021 10 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. This week: Water supply agreement from a disputed lake in Georgia, Biden administration looks to increase spending on disaster prevention, and Chicago council member introduces water shutoff and affordability bill. Plus, a CoB feature on aging dams.
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Jennifer Turner & Scott Moore Interviewed By Brett Walton
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January 25, 2021 10 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. This week: stories on a lead lawsuit, lake heatwaves, and the benefits of piped water for women and girls in Zambia. Plus a CoB feature story on water-bill debt in California.
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On January 4th, the Army Corps of Engineers finalized a rule that further weakens federal protections for the nation’s smallest streams. The revisions are to nationwide permits, which regulate the filling and dredging of waterways. They are among a flurry of environmental deregulatory actions by federal agencies in the final days of the Trump administration, despite the potential for reversal under the Biden administration.
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January 18, 2021 12 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. This week: Criminal charges in the Flint lead crisis, PFAS in drinking water in China, and the city of Victoria, British Columbia stops dumping raw sewage into an international waterway. Plus, a CoB feature on the Trump administration's last-minute rule changes for small streams.
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January 11, 2021 6 min
India’s farmers are key to the country’s industrial future,
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January 11, 2021 10 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water, from Circle of Blue. Stories this week on data sharing in the Mekong River basin, a shrinking glacier in Bolivia, and global land subsidence. Plus CoB feature on irrigation in India.
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January 4, 2021 5 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. We begin the new year with three stories of water progress in the USA: a settlement for victims of the Flint water crisis, cleaner water in New Jersey and federal approval of a water rights settlement for the Navajo Nation in Utah.
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This is an excerpt of the December 21, 2020 episode of What's Up With Water. This week Circle of Blue reports on a new study revealing the water contamination risks of plastic pipes exposed to the heat of wildfires. In California, wildfires have been brutal in recent years. They have incinerated millions of acres of forest and blazed through developed areas with vicious force. Fifteen of the 20 most destructive fires in Calif...
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December 21, 2020 12 min
Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue. This week: PFAS found in a pesticide used in Massachusetts and New Mexico regulators restricting freshwater use in oil and gas production. Plus, a CoB feature on plastic pipes and wildfire.
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The tribes unveiled draft legislation to allow their water to be leased to users in Arizona off the reservation or stored underground.
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December 13, 2020 11 min
Your "need to know news" of the world's water from Circle of Blue. This week: lead service line replacement in Flint, extension of a shutoff moratorium in Detroit and criticism of a government plan in Australia to fill coal mines with water. Plus, a COB story on the Colorado River basin, where legal maneuvers could boost flexibility for water use in a drying region.
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