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The Stream, March 20: Water Security Threats in Asia and the Pacific

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Asia and the Pacific Lack of access to safe water in Pacific…
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Food Security: Destroyed Agricultural Infrastructure Drops Production in Syria

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Irrigation canals have been severely damaged, large poultry farms have been destroyed, and now close to 10 percent of Syrians who remained inside the country's borders are in need of food assistance — these are just a few of the side effects of the ongoing conflict in the war-torn country that will likely have ramifications on food security for years to come.

Draft Plan for Australia's Murray-Darling Reignites Old Flames

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After the 20-week public consultations ended last week, three key basin states have rejected the proposed plan, and more than 60 Australian academics have slammed the document for neglecting to include climate change projections and for its lack of transparency.
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The Stream, January 24: Boosting Food Production

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How can the world feed 9.5 billion people, the projected global…
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The Stream, January 5: Qatar's Food Security

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Unlike the other oil-rich, water-poor Gulf states, by 2024 Qatar…
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UN Report: Floods Threaten Southeast Asia Food Crisis, Disrupt Thai Car Industry

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With hundreds of deaths, thousands of damaged hectares, and millions of refugees, this year's fall flooding has equated to a devastating wet season.
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The Stream, September 27: Water (In)Efficiency Around the World

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There is enough fresh water in the world to meet the soaring…
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The Stream, September 26: New Approach To Global Food Production

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Drought-stricken Texas is desperately behind and short of funds…
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The Stream, September 15: Business and the Environment

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U.S. coal companies have donated $1.5 million to House Speaker…
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The Stream, August 23: If the Yangtze River Runs Dry

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Can the Yangtze, Asia's longest river, run dry? According to…

From Coal Seam to Fracking, Unconventional Gas Industry Faces Opposition in Australia and South Africa

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As an energy boom, propelled by natural gas, continues to gather steam, mining and drilling companies square off with landowners around the globe over who has the right to resources that are located deep below ground.
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Weather Extremes: Floods, Droughts, Tornadoes, and Extreme Heat Plague Much of U.S.

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Extreme weather events in 2011 have been numerous and diverse, prompting some analysts to link the natural disasters to climate change. Most recently, many states are under exceptional-drought and extreme-heat advisories.