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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Water will be the theme for the Washington Sculptors Group’s upcoming exhibit, Aquifer.

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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan – In time for the Beijing Olympics, Up the Yangtze documents a journey into the heart of the Chinese Dream. With her family on the verge of becoming environmental refugees, Yu Shui departs to work for the opportunistic tourism company, Farewell Cruises, on the quickly changing Yangtze River.

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TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan – Sleep Dealer, director Alex Rivera’s first film, explores a dystopian future of corporate-controlled water where Americans indenture the nervous systems of would-be Mexican immigrants to operate robots across the border.

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Nearly a year after four mountain gorillas were carried out of the forest — shot and burned — photojournalist Brent Stirton’s photographs of the event are featured on the cover of the July 2008 National Geographic.

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BOSTON – The importance of water in the lives of people worldwide is highlighted in a photo essay by the Boston Globe. Images from China, the United States, India, and other countries around the world show the importance of water to all.

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In a follow-up to her popular dive into America’s landfills, Garbage Land, enviromental author Elizabeth Royte explores America’s obsession with bottled water. Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , examines the rise of Poland Springs and other major bottled water companies in America.

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Scientists point to global warming, drought, growing demand and other factors to explain the contined drop in lake levels around the world. A photo collection from Newsweek provides perspective. Read More here. Source : Newsweek

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In an interview on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show,” archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan, author of The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilization, predicts an alarming number of huge droughts worldwide.

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The Atlas of Health: Mapping the Challenges and Causes of Disease, by Diarmuid O’Donovan, from the Earthscan Atlas Series, is a major new graphic profile of global health. The book outlines the causes and incidences of major diseases as well as the economic, social and environmental factors that impact on people’s health worldwide, including water […]

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Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, takes a satirical look at water news in five episodes aired just before World Water Day 2008.

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The newest book by respected international photojournalist Palani Mohan, Vanishing Giants — Elephants of Asia, is a collection of extraordinary images that provoke, intrigue and enthrall.

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AUSTIN, TX — “The Unforeseen,” a new documentary by Laura Dunn, co-produced by Robert Redford, explores the subject of unchecked development and its impact on environmental sustainability. The film, which won acclaim from critics at the Sundance Film Festival, is based on the example of Barton Springs in Austin, TX, which flows into an aquifer […]

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Pick up a copy of The Worst Hard Time and you can’t put it down, especially if you work on water issues. Author Timothy Egan foreshadows disaster on the Great Plains with detail and perception. And when it strikes, he recreates the visceral experience of relentless dust storms caused by drought and short-sighted farming practices. […]

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A fascinating collection of photos that challenge visual perceptions.Read more here.Source: BoredStop

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