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Covering about 88 percent of the lakes on February 13, the ice has implications for water levels, shipping and fisheries.

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Floods More than 26,000 hectares of farmland were covered by floodwaters and 300 households were evacuated Monday in China’s northeast Heilongjiang province, Xinhua reported in this photo slideshow. The flooding is the worst the region has seen in a century. Flooding in Sudan during the past month has also displaced families, with more than 530,000 […]

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Weather The crazy winter weather continued, as record low temperatures in Europe froze the Danube River from Austria to the Black Sea, AFP reported. Meanwhile, a mild winter in the United States saw January temperatures rise as much as eight degrees above normal, according to a map released by the National Climatic Data Center. The […]

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It will take $US 1 trillion over the next 25 years to fix the water infrastructure in the United States, according to an estimate by the American Water Works Association, Bloomberg News reported. Energy PetroChina purchased a 20 percent stake in a Canadian shale gas project, strengthening China’s presence in North America’s energy markets, according […]

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Shallow canals and low water levels in Argentina have grounded two bulk carriers, causing significant delays in the country’s major grains terminal, MercoPress reported. Concerns about water levels have prompted Argentina and Uruguay to agree to dredge the Martin Garcia canal deeper as the inevitable expansion of the Panama Canal will give rise to a […]

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Agriculture The Ethiopian government is relocating thousands of people from the country’s Gambella region in order to make way for commercial agriculture, the Guardian reported, citing a report from Human Rights Watch. The report argues that citizens are not getting proper compensation for the land, and that relocation threatens their food security. A new government […]

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Water levels are expected to rise on Lake Erie and Lake Ontario in the next six months, but unusually warm winter temperatures may lead to less ice cover and more evaporation, ultimately reducing Great Lakes water levels, The Detroit News reported, citing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ latest forecast. Wasting natural resources, such as […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will release its final report on the effects of fracking in 2014. The initial research findings are due next year, The New York Times Green blog reported. The study will look at the full cycle of water in hydraulic fracturing. Energy U.S. energy policy should not fixate on maximizing job […]

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NASA is sending a kamikaze probe to the moon to finally end the debate over lunar water.

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Fifty-six years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first ascended, modern climbers feel affects of global warming.

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NEW YORK – While a growing number of scientists and citizens alike sound the alarm to signal that water’s future is on the rocks, connoisseurs of the element in its frozen state could not agree more.

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