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Choke Point: India - The Leopard in the Well
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A coal-fired power plant under construction near the Mahanadi River in Chhattisgarh

The good news is that India’s government has started to shift its priorities in terms of how it manages the country’s economy and natural resources.

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Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton tastes the iconic river.

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The cycle of risk produced by the policy of providing free water and free electricity to operate millions of irrigation pumps yields endemic surpluses, drains groundwater, contributes to brownouts and blackouts, and causes uneaten grain to pile up in outdoor storage areas, like this one in Punjab.

For two years, the Wilson Center and Circle of Blue have explored the contest for food, water, and energy in India and the troubling ways it plays out across the country.

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Senior editor Keith Schneider wonders if maybe a spokesperson and Xbox games are needed.

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Savannah container terminal is a modern maritime showcase; Savannah River gets dirtier.

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Circle of Blue reports on groundwater supplies and pollution from California and Texas to India and the Middle East.

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EPA action under Clean Water Act cited as determining factor.

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Ever wonder how much water goes into your wine and chocolate? Our Codi Yeager-Kozacek does the research for you.

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UAVs, satellites, and cameras used on the Mars rovers help managers protect water.

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The film explores one of the world’s most dangerous coal fields.

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A rising star in Central America has a rare opportunity: to develop in a way that respects its land, water, and people.

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Prime Minister Modi and President Obama this week need to talk about 21st-century development.

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Coffee farms and the recreation economy flourish beneath Panama’s big volcano.

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What were the big stories of last year? What are the big looming stories that are set to continue?

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Aubrey Ann Parker reflects on our work last year and updates on stories we’ve covered in years past.

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Can the richest Central American nation build a commercial eco-paradise?

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Vulnerabilities, exposed by the spill and incidents in North Carolina and Toledo, remain.

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

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Keith Schneider reports that the U.S.-China climate agreement is a Circle of Blue high point.

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Water features prominently at world’s largest Earth sciences conference.

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