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The Stream, June 28: Nutrient Pollution Choking the Mississippi River

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What does Chicago have to do with the growing algae blooms in…
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The Stream, June 15: New Delhi Faces Water Crisis

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India's capital city of New Delhi is facing an increasingly severe…
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The Stream, June 11: Oil Spill in Canadian River

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Infrastructure Government officials in Alberta, Canada are telling…
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Water Shortages Trickle Down the Rio Grande

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Groundwater is a proven crutch for dry times, but how much weight…
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The Stream, April 17: Iran's $1.5 Billion Water Transfer Project

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Iran has launched a $US 1.5 billion project to divert water from…
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The Stream, March 20: Connecting the Dots Between Water Stress and Food Prices

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Hydropower and Water Security Two of the world's biggest energy…
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The Stream, February 14: China's Big Desalination Plans

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China plans to quadruple its desalination capacity by the end…
Suns River Solar Still

Resurrecting an Old Desalination Technology to Test Desert Agriculture

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At a U.S. desalination research facility this month, a 2,500-year-old…
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Peter Gleick: Mining California Groundwater - The Cadiz Project

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A private company, Cadiz Inc. (Cadiz), has revived plans to mine groundwater underlying land in the delicate Eastern Mojave Desert. This project revives fundamental questions about how we manage our precious water resources, and in particular, whether in the 21st century it is appropriate, or even necessary, to use renewable water resources in a nonrenewable and unsustainable way, for short-term profit.
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The Stream, December 13: Climate Quandary

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Delegates to the climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa,…
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The Stream, November 24: Big Business and Climate Policy

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Big carbon-intensive corporations are campaigning to increase…
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Plumbing WikiLeaks: Saudi Arabia Fears Iranian Nuclear Meltdown and Potential Terrorism to Desalination

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Classified cables show that Saudi and U.S. officials believe water supplies along the Persian Gulf are at high-risk for terrorist attacks and possible contamination from nearby nuclear plants. This is the first of a new series that will analyze the water-related U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks.