water_security_agriculture
Texas Drought

With nearly 65 percent of Texas experiencing exceptional drought, water is becoming increasingly precious—and scarce—in a state that has to divide the resource between the growing appetites of farmers, city residents, and energy corporations.

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France Drought Europe

Two of the world’s most important crops, corn and wheat, are on track to meet global demand, despite water woes.

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

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Peruvian asparagus and Costa Rican pineapples illustrate the threats global agribusiness poses to the environment.

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A government plan to reduce irrigation diversions has farmers up in arms.

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The African country reaches out to its Nile Basin neighbor.

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The new system, which uses sub-surface pipes to remove salts and deliver water to plants on demand, grew 200 prosopis trees in the United Arab Emirates’ desert during a test-run.

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Study shows 2007 discharges were double previous estimates.

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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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Agriculture in South and Southeast Asia affected by increasing temperatures and erratic water.

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The cisterns of western China are empty, as prolonged drought brings the people of the the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to their knees.

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A vast swath of blue-green algae is making its way through Australia, creeping down Victoria’s Lower Murray Darling River at a pace that alarms authorities.

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At First Aghast, Victoria Grower Leads Campaign in Support of Water-Saving Construction

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China has not seen weather this dry in 50 years.

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The word on the world is out and, water-wise, it is far from encouraging.

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ELTOPIA, Washington — Farmers in rural Franklin County express concern that a 30,000-head cattle feedlot could threaten their already low water supply.

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GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska — Rain dances might well be a thing of the past. Instead of praying for precipitation, Monsanto engineers are working hard to produce corn that resists dry conditions.

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Sustainable agriculture helps Ugandan farmers cope with water shortages

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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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With California’s water resources drying up, struggling farmers are being hit hardest by drought. In a move to ameliorate the conditions, Governor Schwarzenegger called for more water aid in the afflicted areas. “We recognize the specific impacts that will accrue to farmers, farmworkers, industries and local economies; and that can affect the state and national […]

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