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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, September 19: A $700 Million Water Pipeline to Cyprus

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Turkey is building a $US 700 million pipeline to transfer water…

Weak Monsoon Raises Specter of Drought in India

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Monsoon rainfall is 14 percent below average in India, which…

The Stream, August 13: Expected Crop Yields Plummet While Prices Climb

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Food prices This summer's drought in the United States will…
Food Shortages Loom Again in Somalia, But Refugees Can’t Escape Water Crisis

Food Shortages Loom Again in Somalia, But Refugees Can’t Escape Water Crisis

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Poor rains have led to crop failures in Somalia, and the threat of food price increases could push parts of the country back into famine. Meanwhile, there is little relief for those who fled to neighboring Kenya, as the refugee camps there are facing water shortages.
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Watching World Droughts and Food Stocks

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The world food situation isn’t looking good right now. …

The Stream, August 3: Floods Wipe Out North Korea's Drinking Water

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More than 3 million Syrians will require food aid over the next…

Along the Eastern Line of China's South-North Water Transfer Project

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Circle of Blue reporter Nadya Ivanova recounts her recent trip to China and updates our coverage of the nation's massive water transfer project.
Droughts Hit World’s Agricultural Regions: Without Water, U.S. Corn Crop Faces Setbacks

Droughts Hit World's Agricultural Regions: Without Water, U.S. Corn Crop Faces Setbacks

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Droughts have struck food-producing regions in the United States,…
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

Breaking Laws of Supply and Demand: Record U.S. Corn Crop Not Likely to Lower Food Prices

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Favorable weather and prices, driven up by growing global demand and a series of droughts, have combined to push U.S. corn production to a new high — but retail food costs are not expected to drop.
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.

Price Volatility: Food and Water Insecurities Require Deep Pockets

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Adding pressure to already strained budgets, the price of food is expected to remain high and quite volatile on the heels of this year's extreme floods and droughts. Though price increases are occurring globally, they are hitting hardest in the developing world.