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Water Supply Fresh water supplies in the Caribbean, most of which come from underground, face contamination and depletion as seas rise and rain patterns shift due to climate change, the Associated Press reported. Overuse is also depleting water supplies, and experts are urging the agriculture and tourism industries to better monitor and manage their consumption. […]

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Smart water meters—digital meters that measure usage and transmit data wirelessly—are coming under fire from opponents across the U.S. They argue that high up-front costs and more accurate readings will push water utility rates up, USA Today reported, without any lasting benefits for most. Water as Power Every gallon of fuel pumped into cars requires […]

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This photo slideshow demonstrates the effects of coal extraction on water, vegetation and lifestyles in northwest China. A recent report from Greenpeace speaks out against the expansion of coal bases in the region, according to the Guardian. Safe Drinking Water Algal blooms are spreading in South Korean rivers. Although the cause of the blooms is up for […]

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Droughts Hit World’s Agricultural Regions: Without Water, U.S. Corn Crop Faces Setbacks

Droughts have struck food-producing regions in the United States, Russia, China, North Korea, and South Korea, raising the prospect of higher commodity prices and localized food shortages.

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South Australia has allocated $2 million to support its bid to keep more water flowing in the River Murray, AAP reported. States within the Murray-Darling River Basin are debating a draft plan for water management in the Basin, and are each struggling to get their share of water for agricultural, industrial and environmental purposes. The […]

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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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A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

International demand and new technologies push nation to the top for hydrocarbon exports. But massive production has also created worries over water.

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North Korea Food Crisis

Torrential rains, heavy summer floods, and typhoons have compounded North Korea’s dysfunctional food-distribution system, leaving millions — including many children — in danger of malnutrition, according to some media outlets and humanitarian-aid groups. But others contend that additional analysis is necessary to verify the circumstances.

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Japan Disaster Water Supply

Myriad obstacles, from roads to snow to a nuclear crisis, hamstring rescue and recovery missions.

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Will Europe replicate the shale gas boom in the United States? It’s far too early to know, experts say, but exploratory drilling is already under way in Britain, Germany and Poland. Others, like France, are holding off exploration until further environmental studies. South Korea proposed a “climate vulnerability” index to judge which developing countries are […]

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Area nearly the size of France purchased, leased for food production around the world. Africa, South America, parts of Europe targeted by cash-rich, food-poor nations

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Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi ArabiaMadagascar’s government has ended a water export deal with Saudi Arabia because it was opposed by environmental, civil society groups in the country.

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A river surge threatens to pour cold water over the already tense relations between North and South Korea.

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Among the losers of the great twentieth century urbanization were the rivers and streams in cities around the world, soon to be sharing their space with millions of new people.

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With the prospect of impending water shortages hot on South Korea’s heels, Seoul is reaching into its pocketbook for better water infrastructure.

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

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BUAN, South Korea — From a scenic dyke in the peninsular nation’s rural north, South Korea seeks to conjure a commercial and residential development seven times larger than Manhattan.

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