The Stream, July 15: Central Asia’s Climate-Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Peabody Energy Corp. will pursue a giant coal-mine project in China’s resource-rich but dry Xinjiang region in partnership with the local provincial government, The Wall Street Journal reported.

A new study by the United States Forest Service found that a patch of national forest in West Virginia suffered quick and serious loss of vegetation after it was sprayed with hydraulic fracturing fluids, according to The New York Times Green Blog.

The Financial Times highlights new projections about how unconventional oil and gas production will fuel the industry for years to come.

A new UN Environmental Program report warns that the climate-water-energy-food nexus will be the key to future peace and security in Central Asia, Radio Free Europe reported.

Expected flooding between August and September could exacerbate food insecurity for up to 4.5 million Ethiopians who are already suffering from water and food shortages amid a relentless drought in East Africa, IRIN reported.

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