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Photojournalist’s Notebook: São Paulo’s Wastewater

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Despite new expansion efforts, wastewater treatment in São Paulo remains woefully inadequate.

The Stream: Special Rio Edition

Super bacteria, green pools, and even a murder mystery splashed across headlines about water conditions in the Olympic host city.

Foul Water Conditions Found All Over the World

Rio waters are just most visible example of the planet’s polluted bays and rivers.

For Brazil, Rio Sewage is One of Many Water Challenges

Hydropower development, agricultural expansion, mining, and drought put growing pressure on Olympic host.

Murders of Activists Defending Safe Water and Environment Rise Sharply

Assassins kill without apprehension or prosecution.

Drought A Factor in Duke Energy South America Electric Sale

Low water, less hydropower revenue prompt U.S. utility to seek a buyer of Latin America power plants.

Water A Key Factor in Zika Virus Spread

Zika is carried by mosquitoes that reproduce in standing water,…

Sao Paulo Drought Perception Impedes Government Action

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Transparency , accountability, and civic participation are key…

World Economic Forum Ranks Water Crises as Top Global Risk

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Water rises on the world agenda.

Map: Sao Paulo Water Supply Systems

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Drought has placed Sao Paulo's Cantareira water supply system…

Infographic: World Food Supplies Concentrated in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and United States

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The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.
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.