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The Stream, September 14: Has Thailand Done Enough to Prepare For Floods?

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Floods A recent spate of flooding in Thailand has raised concerns…

The Stream, September 5: Cubbie Station Sale Raises Concerns for Australia's Water

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The possible sale of Australia's Cubbie Station to Chinese investors…
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Watching World Droughts and Food Stocks

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

Brent Stirton

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Photojournalist Brent Stirton often finds himself in the world's…

Food Security: Race to Prevent Famine As Drought and Food Crisis Plague Africa's Sahel

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An estimated 10 million people are struggling with growing food shortages in Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, which have all declared emergencies and appealed for international assistance. Aid agencies and governments are now bracing to reach remote communities before the situation deteriorates into a famine.

The Stream, December 16: Australia's New Food Bowl

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An expansive new irrigation proposal could turn northern Australia…

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.

The Stream, October 12: Biofuels Spur Hunger

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U.S. government support for biofuels and inaction on climate…

The Stream, September 28: Future of Food Insecurity?

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Nowhere are the impacts of climate change more pronounced than…