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California Orders First Mandatory Water Restrictions

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Abysmal snowpack ‘obliterates’ record; cities told to conserve 25 percent.

California Drought Is Not Lifting

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Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.
A coal-fired power plant under construction near the Mahanadi River in Chhattisgarh

What Can Be Done to Strengthen India’s Natural Resource Management? [Part 2 of 2]

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The good news is that India’s government has started to shift its priorities in terms of how it manages the country’s economy and natural resources.
The cycle of risk produced by the policy of providing free water and free electricity to operate millions of irrigation pumps yields endemic surpluses, drains groundwater, contributes to brownouts and blackouts, and causes uneaten grain to pile up in outdoor storage areas, like this one in Punjab.

India’s Water, Food, Energy Conundrum: Conclusions From a Two-Year Reporting Project [Part 1 of 2]

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For two years, the Wilson Center and Circle of Blue have explored…

World Water Day Ingredients Need Big Dash of Urgency

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Senior editor Keith Schneider wonders if maybe a spokesperson and Xbox games are needed.

Stanley Heckadon-Moreno’s Gift to Panama Is Clean Rivers, Magnificent Tropical Forests

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One of Latin America’s greatest conservationists teaches the virtue of a natural landscape.

Israel and Jordan Agree to Share Water, But Fall Short of Saving Dead Sea

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The $US 900 million deal on scaled-back scheme neglects Palestine. Photo…

Central Texas Drought Is Worst on Record

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Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.

Panama’s Hydropower Development Defined By Fierce Resistance and Tough Choices

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Rising electrical demand presents an opening for clean power, and new risks from fossil fuels.

Pacific Northwest's Winter, Warm and Wet, Is Climate Change Preview

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Little snow in sight looks to be the future of the American West.

Great Lakes Toxic Algae Prompts Big Investment and Rare Political Agreement

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After last summer's toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.

California Drought: A Dry January Closes and Dread Mounts

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Snowpack in the already-parched state is near record lows, just 25 percent of normal.