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Drought has placed Sao Paulo’s Cantareira water supply system under extreme stress.

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Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures are.

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Algae toxins present in seven lakes, reservoirs and rivers that supply drinking water to 1 million people.

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The EPA has issued 13 vetoes since the passing of the Clean Water Act.

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Surge in oil and gas production has seen more spills that are harming water supplies.

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Just look at the Texas drought — California could be waiting years to recover.

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A new pumping station would draw water from the bottom of a shrinking Lake Mead.

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The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.

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An investigation begins this week as to whether spills of heavy oils pose a greater environmental threat than spills of other crude oils.

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A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.

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The details are lacking, as risk disclosures often have a narrow focus and significant data gaps.

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From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.

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The mining companies behind the Conga and Pascua-Lama mines are working to gain support from communities who have been worried about water pollution and adequate supplies.

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Recycling wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than river diversions.

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The Cantareira reservoir water system that supplies half of Sao Paulo’s 20 million residents is now only 10 percent full after more than year of record-setting drought.

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Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and the ninth largest in the world, is mired in a severe drought and faces the prospect of water rationing.

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Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.

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A joint energy research program will be extended and expanded to include water.

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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.

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IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change World Precipitation Climate Change Hydrologic Cycle

IPCC says the water cycle will intensify, leading to bigger storms, more droughts, and worsening water quality.

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