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Supreme Court Ruling Tests Boundaries of Water Supply and Energy Production Along Montana-Wyoming Border

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Montana and Wyoming have taken their transboundary water dispute to the Supreme Court. Wyoming won the first round. But others await in a case that will help decide how much water is really available to generate energy and to produce food in one of the nation’s driest regions, as well as who has access to that water.
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Rains Bring Relief For Six-Month China Drought, But Chronic Water Problems Loom

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Although now satiated, the dry spell is the latest in a growing trend of severe water shortages threatening China's food production, energy generation, and accelerating modernization.

Photo Slideshow: Food and Farmers — China's Other Challenge

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The farm sector and the coal sector together made up 85 percent of water used in China last year. These photos take a look at the people and places affected by rising energy demand, accelerating modernization, and diminishing freshwater resources.
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China's Other Looming Choke Point: Food Production

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The Yellow River Basin is the center of a contest over water, energy, and agriculture.
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Infographic: Beijing Water Use and Population Statistics

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The population of China's capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.