The Stream, December 8: Water for Export

An Israeli desalination plant that is expected to start operations in 2013 could allow the drought-ridden country to export water to its neighbors, Reuters reported.

Is water on the agenda at the climate talks in Durban, South Africa?

Severe water shortages are plaguing India’s Maharashtra state, according to India Waterportal.

Meanwhile, heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Kenya, washing away bridges, making many roads impassable and complicating rescue efforts, IRIN reported.

Circle of Blue‘s Senior Editor Keith Schneider and Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, discuss the looming global water-energy-climate choke point for the dialogue TV series.

NASA has discovered an Earth-like planet outside the Solar System, RIA Novosti reported. Situated in an ideal place that astronomers call “the Goldilocks zone,” the planet is neither too hot, nor too cold, and probably has water and rock. Too good to be true? A little caveat: the planet is a bit too big for life to exist on the surface.

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