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Experts Name the Top 19 Solutions to the Global Freshwater Crisis

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"...Decisions executives make to respond to freshwater scarcity will penetrate almost every aspect of their business operations."

Sudan's Fight Against the Guinea Worm

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The Guinea worm has the potential to become the second completely eradicated disease in human history—but the political stability of one African nation will play a crucial role.

Eco-Explorer David de Rothschild Begins Trans-Pacific Journey on Catamaran of Plastic — the Plastiki

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David de Rothschild's Plastiki voyage and vessel are designed to redefine global use, and reuse, of plastic.

2010 Stockholm Water Prize Awarded to American Water and Public Health Expert

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Stockholm Water Prize Laureate is American Rita Colwell, for her research into preventing waterborne infectious diseases.

A Reader's Insight: Tapping Into Young Americans to Stop the Water Crisis

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Over the past two decades, the global economy has witnessed extraordinary, previously unimaginable technological advances and scientific feats. Money and complicated business propositions change hands virtually. Meanwhile medical science defies death and disease on a daily basis, as the worldwide web enables instant communication across oceans. Despite these tremendous advancements in life and technology, the greatest issue we face is our depleting water supply.

At the Helm of the First U.S. Freshwater Studies Program -- Meet Hans VanSumeren

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Hans VanSumeren has performed extensive water-related research from Maine to the Florida Keys, as far West as the Hawaiian Islands, and all the way to the bitter north of the Alaskan Bering Glacier. His latest adventure — creating the only Freshwater Studies program in the nation — is innovatively using eduction to combat the global water crisis.

Q&A: Solomon’s Water

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Water weaves through history, giving rise to conflict, collapses and creation in civilizations. In his latest book, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization, economic journalist Steven Solomon examines the economic and social relationship between people and water.

Natural Gas Drilling: What We Don’t Know

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It takes brute force and millions of gallons of chemical-laden watery sand to wrestle natural gas from the earth.

Drilling Wastewater Disposal Options in N.Y. Report Have Problems of Their Own

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By Joaquin Sapien and Sabrina Shankman ProPublicaA version of…

In New Gas Wells, More Drilling Chemicals Remain Underground

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By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica This story was co-published…

Underused Drilling Practices Could Avoid Pollution

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By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublicaVersions of this story were published…

Pennsylvania Residents Sue Gas Driller for Contamination, Health Concerns

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By Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublicaPennsylvania residents whose…