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The Stream, October 23: Businesses and Water

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The Carbon Disclosure Project of London, UK has released the…
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The Mississippi Seesaw: Extreme Weather Begets Extreme River Levels

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With historic drought following historic floods, the lower Mississippi…
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The Stream, August 16: When Wells Run Dry

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U.S. Drought Continues The drought has literally hit home in…

Beijing Under Water

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Having recently returned from China, reporter Nadya Ivanova just missed flooding in the nation's capital that killed 37 people and closed airports.
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The Stream, June 6: Pakistan's Kashmir Hydropower Project

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Asia Pakistan's plans to divert 86 percent of the Neelum River's…
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The Stream, May 23: Glacial Floods, Robot Fish, and Missing School for Water

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Chile A glacial lake in Chile's Patagonia region drained for…
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The Stream, January 26: The Shale Boom and the Economy

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The International Energy Agency will make shale gas recommendations…
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The Stream, December 14: Melting Arctic Releases Greenhouse Gas

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Thawing permafrost is releasing large plumes of methane gas into…
Wild rice on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin is in the floating leaf stage by early June, with a single shoot lying on the water’s surface. This is considered one of the most critical—and and dangerous—stages in the rice’s life cycle. The plants are just beginning to change physiologically from exchanging gases with the water column to exchanging gases with the air. Therefore, they are very susceptible to heavy rains and flooding events that can either rip out the young plants by the roots, or drown them. June 6, 2011.

Where Food Grows on Water: Environmental and Human Threats to Wisconsin’s Wild Rice

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For generations, the upper Great Lakes region has boasted harvests of wild rice, growing in Lake Superior and other watersheds within the basin. But disease, dams, and climate change are now endangering the uncultivated bounty.
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Rains Bring Relief For Six-Month China Drought, But Chronic Water Problems Loom

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Although now satiated, the dry spell is the latest in a growing trend of severe water shortages threatening China's food production, energy generation, and accelerating modernization.
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Extreme Weather Hampers Grain Production — Droughts in France and Germany, Floods in Ohio

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Two of the world's most important crops, corn and wheat, are on track to meet global demand, despite water woes.
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The Stream, May 31: Turkey's Massive Water Projects

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India and Pakistan are in the midst of talks to reduce troops…