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The Stream, March 27: Uncertain Future for Shale Gas in Poland

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Shale gas drilling is off to a disappointing start for investors…

The Stream, January 5: Qatar's Food Security

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Unlike the other oil-rich, water-poor Gulf states, by 2024 Qatar…

The Stream, November 7: EPA Fracking Report Due in 2014

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will release its final…

The Stream, November 2: Weather Extremes Will Worsen

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Costly weather extremes such as drought and floods are becoming…

The Stream, October 25: Flood Crisis in Southeast Asia

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Climate change manifests itself most visibly through water. But…

The Stream, September 23: Sand Mining and Water Quality

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Plans to capture and store carbon have failed to gain traction…
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China to Cap Energy Use by 2015 in National Low-Carbon Plan

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The energy target will be the highlight of a document to come later this year, as well as a cornerstone of China's efforts to curb soaring greenhouse gas emissions, which currently stand at a quarter of the global total. Cutting coal consumption will inevitably also cut water use, as coal is China's largest industrial user of water.

The Stream, July 11: Desperate Hunger Looms in the Horn of Africa

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An unprecedented drought, instability and higher global food…

The Stream, June 24: Xayaburi Dam

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Laos is moving forward with the construction of the controversial…
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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.

Photo Slideshow: Beijing Water Imports and Wastewater Recycling

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A gallery of images from Beijing and neighboring Hebei Province, where the capital city is importing water from farmers and fishermen.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

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Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.