The Stream, September 30: Water, Energy, Food

Shale gas will not solve Britain’s energy problems, an Economist editorial argues. Cheap, plentiful fuel may lead to an increase in overall energy use and is also likely to undermine the market for renewable energy technology.

Farmers in the Murray-Darling Basin are worried that the Australian government may ask them to cut their water use by 30 to 40 percent, The World reported.

The rainy La Nina weather pattern might return to Colombia as soon as this year, putting at risk the country’s coffee and coal production, according to Bloomberg.

Power shortages from September to December will hit industrial output growth in Guangdong, southern China’s export powerhouse, Reuters reported, citing the local government.

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