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HungerReport

Droughts, floods, and a lack of clean water slow the elimination of food insecurity in developing nations.

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Triggered by the April 25 earthquake, Kali Gandaki landslide reveals long-term challenges in the world’s highest mountain range.

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Nation’s power grid loses more than 30 percent of generating capacity.

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Near the earthquake epicenter, workers were rescued from a dam that is currently under construction by a Chinese company.

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Lower Subansiri River construction site was shut in 2011 and never restarted.

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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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Sun Koshi River is blocked, 156 people are dead, and 10 percent of Nepal’s hydropower capacity is cut off.

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

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A new study from the World Resources Institute shows the connection between crops and water scarcity.

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Mining boom in South Gobi influenced by local and global citizen activism

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Growing agricultural sectors pose problems for water management and ecosystems.

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This is the second time the court has promoted the mega-project that would link the major rivers in the north with those in the south as a way to better manage water, moving it from areas of perceived surplus to areas without sufficient supplies.

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Panama is one of the fastest-growing economies in the Western Hemisphere, largely thanks to a new free-trade agreement with the U.S. and an ongoing $US 5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal. Slated for completion in 2014, the expansion will double the canal's capacity, which will reduce emissions, and the new system will recycle 60 percent of the water in each transit, along with an overall decrease of 7 percent less water than is used by the existing locks.

News headlines are often dominated by the big, unexpected events — BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, for example, or Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear catastrophes in 2011 — but some events come with advance warning. Here is a preview of the water news to look for in 2012.

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With hundreds of deaths, thousands of damaged hectares, and millions of refugees, this year’s fall flooding has equated to a devastating wet season.

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Delhi reportedly has a high percentage of coverage for sanitation and water supply. But one photographer has 74,000 images spanning the last 10 years that challenge the perception of progress

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A new era of dam building brings uncertainty to the 50-year-old water truce between India and Pakistan.

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The 600 MW project is the third on the river scrapped because of environmental and religious pressure.

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‘Water has to come to the people,’ president of S2C Global tells Circle of Blue.

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U.S. aid projects focus on city water systems, clean drinking water, dam construction and irrigation.

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Within six to eight months, S2C Global Systems will ship water from Alaska to a hub in India.

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