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Australia New South Wales and the federal government of Australia have reached a new agreement about government water buybacks in the Murray-Darling River Basin, capping the buybacks at 1,500 gigaliters, the Guardian reported. The buybacks transfer water rights from farmers and other water users to the government, and are meant to keep enough water in […]

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Africa South Africa will need an investment of $US 71 billion over the next 10 years to supply enough water to meet growing demand, Bloomberg News reported. The country needs the money to update its water infrastructure, including sanitation and irrigation projects. Much of the money being spent on European Union-backed water and sanitation projects […]

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Americas Water levels on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron have reached their lowest point since record keeping began in 1918, surpassing the previous record low set in 1964, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. While warm, dry weather has drawn lake levels down, dredging of the St. Clair River has also contributed to a long-term decline […]

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Hurricane Isaac Hurricane Isaac, which hit land Tuesday evening near New Orleans, has brought barge traffic on the Mississippi River to a crawl, Bloomberg News reported. The backup is expected to further slow exports of grain from the United States. For almost 24 hours on Tuesday, strong winds and storm surge from the hurricane reversed […]

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Business An ‘new gold’ for the 21st century, banking on scarcer supplies and an exploding global population to drive demand, MarketWatch reported. North America The Premier of British Columbia has said that the Alaska’s proposed Pebble Mine, which could pollute one of the last pristine wild salmon fisheries in the world. A Mexican town is […]

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Circle of Blue reporter Codi Yeager reports that a heavy price is being paid in the outcry against the Minas Conga gold project and its potential impact on water resources.

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A new report on India’s rampant illegal mining highlights corruption, human rights violations.

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Water supplies remain key to the global boom in gold mining, driven by high demand and near-record prices.

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Switching to a low-carbon global economy could create a net gain of between 15 and 60 million new jobs around the world, according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme, the Guardian reported. Iran has rejected a Chinese company’s bid to build the country’s proposed Bakhtiari dam, which would hold 4.8 billion cubic […]

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ChiAsia and Climate Change Ten Asian cities throughout India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are taking part in a pilot project to assess their vulnerability to climate change and develop urban planning methods to improve their resilience, AlertNet reported. A lawsuit filed by two non-governmental organizations in China—the first case of its kind—seeks to gain compensation […]

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Energy and Climate The world’s top scientists are urging governments to look at water and energy as a single, linked issue and say that growing demands for both resources is one of three major global dilemmas, the Guardian reported. How dirty are Canada’s oil sands? Reuters looks at Europe and Canada’s battle over how to […]

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The connection between the Amazon River and its headwaters in the Andes Mountains could be partially cut by 151 proposed dams, according to a new study that is the first to look comprehensively at the ecological impacts of hydropower across the Amazon Basin, Nature reported. At least one natural gas driller has been forced to […]

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Protesters in Cusco, Peru in 2008 take part in a national day of strike against the government of former President Alan García, who opened up large areas of the Amazon to logging and mining interests.

Large-scale protests over resource extraction have swept the country in recent years, posing significant hurdles to a mining industry that is expected to bring Peru $US 50 billion in future investment over the next decade.

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What are “social-environmental” conflicts? Why are mining projects triggering mass protests in Argentina and Peru? Le Monde reports on the gold rush for South America’s mineral resources and the local response. Agriculture Water pollution from pesticides and fertilizers used in agriculture is costing billions of dollars a year in developed countries and will become worse […]

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To feed water-hungry mining industries, similar plans are in the works to supply drought-ridden regions of Australia and China.

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Gold mines exist in Japan, but today industrial sewage steals the precious metal spotlight.

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