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Uruguay

The Global Rundown Nicaragua will soon begin construction of its ocean-linking canal, Saudi Arabia is spending billions to build water infrastructure, and New York City continues to build a massive drinking water tunnel. Ireland has reduced its planned water rates. Uruguay is recycling cooking oil into biodiesel, and a Netherlands paper mill is recycling water. […]

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Statistics Aging water and sewer infrastructure and finding the money to pay for repairs are top concerns for U.S. water utility leaders, according to a survey from Black and Veatch, an engineering and consulting firm. BP released its annual Statistical Review of World Energy, a comprehensive assessment of global energy trends. Energy demand in the […]

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Uruguay has signed a contract with U.S. company Schuepbach Energy to begin exploration for oil and gas in the north and centre of the country, MercoPress reported. Though China has spent billions of yuan trying to clean Lake Tai, where decades of pollution have brought ecosystems to the brink, acute problems persist, Guangzhou Daily reported. […]

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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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Concerns over land grabs and food security are prompting Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay to consider changing their land laws to put breaks on foreign ownership of their arable land, The Christian Science Monitor reports. How will this affect big land-buyers such as China and Saudi Arabia? The water levels at China’s Three Gorges Dam, the […]

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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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