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Massive manmade river begins moving water from central China to Beijing.

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John Burchard, General Manager of the Alpaugh Community Services District, walks a ditch bank on the outskirts of town. The small farmworker community in California's Central Valley suffers from high levels of arsenic and other contaminates in its drinking water.

Water is priority in state legislatures and governors’ offices.

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Water fits a new global development agenda.

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A month after water supply was a central feature of a U.S. – China agreement, formal recognition of water scarcity and access is still elusive.

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Most aquifers in the state have dropped to record lows.

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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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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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