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Choke Point: India - The Leopard in the Well
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India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept into office in May on a message of aspiration, and a reputation for action.

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Groundwater losses during historic drought equal one and a half times the volume of a full Lake Mead.

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Along the 1,800-mile river basin,locals wrestle with water demands.

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Lake continues trend of harmful and unsightly effect of nutrient pollution.

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Waukesha considered and then drawing its drinking water from the Fox River due to cost, health and environmental issues.

Drinking Water Diversion Proposed For Out Of Basin City

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Despite drying conditions, four states plan additional water projects.

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Pipelines and canals buy some cities a ticket out of water stress — for now.

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In Rajasthan, renewables are a bright spot in a troubled national energy industry.

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New conditions of supply and demand in the world’s ninth-largest city.

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The Meghalaya box mine is a fiercesome sight. The sides of the mine, cut from limestone and sandstone, typically plunge 60 to 70 meters (197 to 230 feet) straight down to the coal seams at the black bottom.

National court orders end to feudal labor conditions, wanton water pollution, and deadly accidents.

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Rainfall deficit is worse than the 1930s Dust Bowl.

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Report calls for new Himalayan development policy; stirs political battle in New Delhi.

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Water scarcity and successful conservation programs force utilities to adapt their business plans.

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The Southwest is drying out, while the Northeast is becoming wetter.

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Click through the interactive Google Fusion Tables infographic to see how water pollution in California’s Central Valley has changed in the last decade and how these trends relate to population demographics.

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Click through the interactive Google Fusion Tables infographic to see how California’s water use has changed over the last two decades and how these trends relate to population demographics and water contamination.

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Women and children displaced by recent fighting between rebel soldiers and government troops fight to get water at a water point run by UNICEF  in Tong Ping camp that is is now home to over 20,000 people in Juba, South Sudan Sunday, March 23, 2014. With more than 375,000 South Sudanese children displaced, UNICEF is continuing to focus on the delivery of life-saving interventions - in nutrition, water, sanitation, and vaccination ? and is investing in providing support for separated chidlren, access to education and a protective environment for all children.(Kate Holt Photo/Kate Holt)

The start of the rainy season adds logistical hurdles to the humanitarian response and increases fears of disease outbreaks.

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Unprepared for more years of drought, basin states work to preserve Lake Powell.

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U.S. agency moves to restrict development in Bristol Bay watershed.

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Abe Sanchez, a mechanic at the C.W. Jones Pumping Plant, looks for the source of a small water leak in one of the facility's massive electrical pumps.

A landmark management plan brings together state and federal agencies to prioritize human health, water quality, and fish.

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