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Peter Gleick: 200 Years of Dr. John Snow — A Significant Figure in the World of Water

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This week is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the man who would help settle, once and for all, the question of the cause of cholera.

Peter Gleick: Accuracy, Precision, and Significance — The Misery of Cholera

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We’re bombarded with numbers every day. But seeing a number and understanding it are two different things.

The Stream, December 13: Drier Future Ahead for Colorado River-dependent States

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A federal report said that demand for Colorado River water will…

The Stream, November 30: Shifting Rainfall Patterns Linked to Migrations

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Seasonal migrations of poor, rural communities due to shifting…

The Stream, October 15: After Drought, Some U.S. Farmers Give Up On Corn

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Sea level rise and increasing floods are forcing families living…

The Stream, August 27: Water Versus Carbon

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Technology Desalination technologies are expanding as freshwater…

The Stream, August 23: The Struggle for Safe Drinking Water

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This photo slideshow demonstrates the effects of coal extraction…

The Stream, March 9: Great Lakes Lose Ice

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Ice coverage on the Great Lakes decreased 71 percent between…

The Stream, October 26: Global Water Demand Outpaces Population Growth

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Global water use is increasing at twice the rate of population…

The Stream, October 12: Biofuels Spur Hunger

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U.S. government support for biofuels and inaction on climate…

The Stream, June 6: Heavy Rains Relieve China's Drought

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Heavy rainfall over the weekend has eased the effects of the…

The Stream, April 11: The Fracking 'Battleground'

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Peru, the world's third-largest copper producer, has rejected…