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A U.S. Department of Agriculture research branch published reports on the consequence to farm income of eliminating direct payments and on trends in nitrogen used for corn. One of the debate points for the farm bill is whether to reduce “direct” payments — cash given to farmers based on fixed per-acre rates. The federal government […]

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The price of five internationally-traded staple crops rose 10 percent last month.

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Better investing through better information.

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Wastewater America’s natural gas boom has an undesirable companion: billions of gallons of polluted wastewater. The Houston Chronicle reports on the “billion-dollar game of musical chairs” that is going on as companies try to be first in line with new treatment technologies. Meanwhile, Scientific American looks at the technical challenges confronting those companies—and the new […]

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The Price of Water 2012

Rates have increased in many cities, but local conditions dictate by how much and how the increase is distributed. Chicago prices are up nearly 25 percent, while Los Angeles is down by 9 percent.

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The Texas state water plan, released every five years, recommends spending $53 billion on hundreds of water infrastructure projects to ensure an adequate supply through 2060. The state, the Associated Press reports, is relying on municipal governments to carry out much of the plan. But with local budgets pinched and costs rising (the 2007 plan […]

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TaKaDu uses algorithms to save water, energy, and money for utility companies around the globe.

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European Fracking Infographic

How do shale gas reserves measure up in European countries?

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While ordinary Chinese flood train stations, bus terminals and airports, and pour out their money to buy presents, decorations and food for the Chinese New Year, media outlets are streaming news about the persistent drought that threatens China’s major wheat-producing regions.

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The Carbon Disclosure Project’s water risk survey is one of many reports and tools addressing corporate water management.

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New guide from U.N. Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate outlines how corporations can successfully engage in water policy and management.

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The study identifies the need for major overhaul of how water risk is measured and reported in the U.S.

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The emerging collision between the diminishing water supplies and the rising energy demand across the sectors of the U.S. economy.

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The wastewater would be used as ballast for returning tankers.

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185 gallons of water + two tons of soil + 700-1200 cubic feet of natural gas
= one barrel of crude oil.

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Rising population growth and food demand coupled with climate change will test World Bank’s water resource strategy

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Freshwater wells deemed unsafe because of hydrocarbons.

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Well-defined water rights, increasing demand, and scarcity projections are attracting investment funds from abroad.

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A breakdown of gallons of water used by transportation fuels per mile.

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A look at how states across America are facing deep frack dilemmas.

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