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The latest issue of the UNESCO journal, A World of Science, is focused on the human face of water politics. Researchers have found that conflict is no more likely in arid nations than in humid nations, and that water conflicts, when they do arise, are not more or less frequent in a nation based on their wealth or political structure. The report is released in anticipation of the beginning of the 2013 UN International Year of Water Cooperation.

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Energy is becoming a thirstier resource, the report states.

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Push-back on the transportation of tar sands equipment through a wilderness corridor reflects civic resistance to North American fossil fuel boom.

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As an energy boom, propelled by natural gas, continues to gather steam, mining and drilling companies square off with landowners around the globe over who has the right to resources that are located deep below ground.

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.

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Without water as part of the equation, there can be no long-term solution to climate change.

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The pursuit of energy development development reveal gaps in policymaking.

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A survey of key water facts behind traditional and alternative energy sources.

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Water use and greenhouse gas emissions are major concerns with oil interests plays.

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State department says oil is needed; Congress leader joins activists in raising concerns.

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A recent inquiry suggests the brew used during natural gas drilling may be poisoning water nationwide.

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