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Food Shortages
Video: Julian Cribb Predicts "Diabolical" Future for World's River Basins

Agricultural journalist Julian Cribb forecasts a perilous destiny for the world’s river basins and food baskets, a destiny he attributes to climate change and unchecked agricultural demand for water.

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From any eye and all angles, the Murray-Darling River Basin conjures a grand but vexing vista.

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At First Aghast, Victoria Grower Leads Campaign in Support of Water-Saving Construction

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Can a Century of Canal Digging, Channel Constructing, Man Made Plumbing Be Undone

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China has not seen weather this dry in 50 years.

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Friday was to mark the end of U.S. sanctions against Mugabe’s crippled Zimbabwe. President Obama, however, has announced a one year extension, saying threats to U.S. policy there remain “extraordinary.”

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World Economic Forum Report Warns Water Scarcity May Breed New Form of Colonization, Urges Trade Reforms

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ISIOLO, Kenya — For farmers in parched north-eastern Kenya, the search for water for their land and livestock grows more violent by the day. Worried pastoralists carry guns, in order to defend their access and their livelihood.

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In Zimbabwe, the Cholera crisis has claimed more than 1,500 lives. Now aid workers fear Malaria brought on by intense seasonal rains.

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An April frost and drought conditions in Iran have significantly damaged the Islamic nation’s pistachio crop — their second export behind oil. Now they face pressure from California

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Sustainable agriculture helps Ugandan farmers cope with water shortages

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NAIROBI, Kenya – At the 18th Annual World Economic Forum on Africa, leaders, policy makers, and analysts all expressed concern over the impending consequences of the food and water shortages hitting sub-Saharan Africa. The panel urged policy makers to re-emphasize food and water as crucial economic elements – without them, maintaining the 5 percent growth […]

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Nations make tradeoffs to feed ever-increasing energy needs By C.T. Pope Circle of Blue With fuel prices still on the rise, President Bush held a press conference on Tuesday to call for an increase in U.S. biofuel production in order to mitigate the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

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UK – The great slow-burning, under-reported resource crisis of the 21st century is water. Climate change, over-consumption and the criminally inefficient use of this most basic raw material are all to blame. I wrote a book three years ago called When The Rivers Run Dry – because many of the world’s biggest rivers are indeed […]

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