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The Stream, April 16: Eating Away at the Banks of India

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In India, there is nothing to do but watch as crops, trees and…

Report: From Steak to Cereal, U.S. Drought Inflates Food Prices

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U.S. consumers have just started to feel the effects of last summer’s drought at the supermarket. Prices are expected to continue increasing throughout 2013.

The Stream, January 25: No Water for Timbuktu

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Africa Water service, as well as electricity and phone service,…
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

Global Perspectives: How Dry Weather in Argentina Could Affect Chicken Prices in Chicago

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

The Stream, January 11: Investors Tell Companies To Look At Water Security

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Companies are not taking water security seriously when preparing…
Texas Drought

Dried Up: Texas Industry and Residents Square Off Over Water as Drought Continues

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With nearly 65 percent of Texas experiencing exceptional drought, water is becoming increasingly precious—and scarce—in a state that has to divide the resource between the growing appetites of farmers, city residents, and energy corporations.

Photo Slideshow: City of Coal on the Inner Mongolia Steppe

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Xilinhot — an Inner Mongolian outpost of 177,000 residents, separated from Beijing by a 12-hour train ride — is at the center of the Xilin Gol Grassland, one of China's largest prairies and livestock production regions. The north's coal mines, trucks, and power plants are representative of the nation's coal dependency, a lifeline with an insatiable thirst for water

Wildlife Elephants Fall Victims to Kenya's Drought

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More than 40 elephants have died in the past two months in the Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu districts, as the severe drought challenges Kenyan wildlife’s capacity to feed itself.While a prolonged dry spell continues to plague Kenya, wildlife experts worry that the country’s 23,000 elephants might be in danger.

Drought Losses in the Billions for Texas Agriculture

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longhorn Drought in Texas has scorched crops and rangelands, resulting in damages that could exceed $4.1 billion by the end of 2009

Camels May Store Answers for Thirsty Africa

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Camel farming may become a central focus in the arid and semi-arid regions of Africa as climate change tightens its grip on agriculture.