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U.S. Drought Continues The drought has literally hit home in the rural Midwestern United States, where some citizens are turning on their faucets to find their wells have dried up, The Associated Press reported. The Missouri government will subsidize the drilling of new wells for more than 3,700 farmers and ranchers hit by extreme drought, […]
Marco Arana Peru Protest Conga Mine Police
Circle of Blue reporter Codi Yeager reports that a heavy price is being paid in the outcry against the Minas Conga gold project and its potential impact on water resources.
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Asia Pakistan’s plans to divert 86 percent of the Neelum River’s water to produce hydropower could leave the Kashmir city of Muzaffarabad without enough river flow for drinking water and sewage disposal, AlertNet reported. Water quality is extremely poor in five of China’s major bays, including the Yangtze and Pearl River estuaries, according to an […]
The Potomac River is the most endangered river in the United States, according to a new report by the environmental group American Rivers. The annual list of U.S. rivers at risk includes streams in virtually every region of the country. Several are threatened by the same types of activities: energy development or dam- and reservoir-building, […]
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.
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Closing in on nearly two decades in court, this “David and Goliath” fight seems far from over. Plaintiffs contend that no amount of money can repair the damage to the environment and to the lives of the 30,000 who claim to have been affected, while the U.S. oil company has denounced the Ecuadorean court system […]
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New Mexico is suing the federal government over water allocations from a Bureau of Reclamation water project. The state, according to KRQE in Albuquerque, claims that the project is supplying irrigation districts in Texas with more water than is legally permitted. Oklahoma’s water resources agency has authorized its legal representatives to sue to adjudicate water […]
Environmental security is becoming a top priority in international relations, as showcased by disputes over natural resources and pollution in Latin America, The Guardian reported. Access to water is the most likely to create conflicts, policy experts say. North America Five Great Lakes states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to speed up federal efforts […]
Concerns over land grabs and food security are prompting Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to consider changing their land laws to put breaks on foreign ownership of their arable land, The Christian Science Monitor reports. How will this affect big land-buyers such as China and Saudi Arabia? The water levels at China’s Three Gorges Dam, the […]
La Nina Winter Soaks
Western states confront potential for floods and wildfires.
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