A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

World Food Supplies Recover From Drought and Reach 15-Year High

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Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.

Peru and Chile Gold Mine Projects Address Water Concerns

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The mining companies behind the Conga and Pascua-Lama mines are working to gain support from communities who have been worried about water pollution and adequate supplies.

Infographic: Sao Paulo Drought Lowers Reservoirs to Critical Water Levels

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The Cantareira reservoir water system that supplies half of Sao Paulo’s 20 million residents is now only 10 percent full after more than year of record-setting drought.

Infographic: Brazil's Water Resources Far Away From Major Cities

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Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and the ninth largest in…

Sao Paulo’s Water Waiting Game Avoided Rationing But Produced Huge Risk of Severe Shortage

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Desire to protect the poor left Brazil’s driest city few options…

Sao Paulo Faces Severe Water Shortage

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New conditions of supply and demand in the world’s ninth-largest city.

Report: 25% of World's Agriculture Growing in Regions of High Water Stress

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A new study from the World Resources Institute shows the connection between crops and water scarcity.

Water a Key Issue as Developing Countries Drive Growth in Global Food Production

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Growing agricultural sectors pose problems for water management…

Report: Fewer Trees in the Amazon, Less Hydropower from Dams

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The study runs counter to conventional wisdom about deforestation’s effects on the water cycle.

Water Is Both Friend & Foe: Down on Wheat, Argentina and Brazil Look Forward to Record Corn Harvests

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As drought-ravaged corn supplies wear thin in the United States, global commodity markets are counting on favorable weather — and a big corn crop — in South America.
Soup and Sustenance in the Mountains of Bolivia

Ned Breslin: Soup and Sustenance in the Mountains of Bolivia

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Microloans and payment plans help the trickle-down economics of water infrastructure installation.
Rio + 20

Rio+20 Wrap-Up

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Even before it started, the global freshwater crisis was a focus of the 10-day Rio+20 summit that ended on June 22. In fact, UN-Water hosted “Water Day” on June 19, the day before the three-day high level UN conference that culminated the summit