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Choke Point: India - The Leopard in the Well
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Shanghai Drought

Although now satiated, the dry spell is the latest in a growing trend of severe water shortages threatening China’s food production, energy generation, and accelerating modernization.

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The Yellow River Basin is the center of a contest over water, energy, and agriculture.

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China barely gets mentioned in world food reports despite being the biggest grain producer, but on Tuesday the United Nation’s food agency issued a special alert, warning that a dire winter drought is now threatening China’s wheat crops. And the world’s food security, The New York Time explains. Meanwhile, intense monsoon rains have destroyed at […]

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India strives to redirect water, currently used for Pakistani agriculture, on the Kishanganga River for 330 megawatts.

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A new variety of rice might prepare India’s agriculture for a drier future.

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Video: The Biggest Dry, Stories of Australia’s Waning Rivers & Worried Towns

A love song, a hymn of mourning: where has Australia’s beloved water gone?

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An interactive map of Circle of Blue’s coverage of “The Biggest Dry“.

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Australia’s Epic Drought is Global Warning Circle of Blue Reports The grievous consequences of drought and global warming are more visible and dangerous in Australia than in any other industrialized nation.

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An Industrialized Nation Reckons With A 12-Year Drought In The Murray-Darling Basin

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Will the sky ever listen again?

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Video: Aboriginal Elder Beryl Carmichael Sings the River's Lament

Using chants and stories, Aboriginal elder Beryl Carmichael shares with Circle of Blue the spiritual and visceral pain of a dry and dying Darling River.

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

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INDIA — The bucolic portrayal of verdant, water-soaked rice paddies may be less benign than supposed. A new study reports that well water used to flood the paddies actually contains a high level of toxic inorganic arsenic.

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AUSTRALIA –Australia’s failed rice crop — the country will export barely one-tenth of its usual average this year — has been blamed for contributing to global shortages and a more than doubling of the global rice price. But Sunrice chief executive Gary Helou says the accusation against Australia is “terribly ill-informed,” adding, “Australia is an […]

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