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2015 Biggest Trends: Water Scarcity Rises to Top Global Concern

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After a year of deep droughts, worsening pollution, rising sea…

Commentary on SDG 6.4: Continued Lack of Storage Considerations in Water Scarcity Metrics

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It remains unclear how the success of an ambitious goal to improve…

Sites Reservoir in Northern California Is 20th-Century Idea Trying to Fit the 21st

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New surface water storage project would be largest in California since 1979.

What Happens in the Arctic Doesn't Stay in the Arctic

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Carbon dioxide released here can drive climate change elsewhere. Photo…

Tundra Trekking: A Tale of Rivers and Ravenous Thermokarst

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On the tundra, climate change is just one careless step away.…

Sao Paulo Faces Severe Water Shortage

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New conditions of supply and demand in the world’s ninth-largest city.

The Stream, August 15: Difficulty of Cleaning Urban Waterways

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is starting…

The Stream, January 4: China's Largest Freshwater Lake Shrinks

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Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake, currently has less…

The Stream, October 12: Biofuels Spur Hunger

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U.S. government support for biofuels and inaction on climate…
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Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.
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Energy Economy Brings Change to Shepherd Life: Modernization Comes to the Dry Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

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Along the vast frozen grasslands, 23-year-old Wu Yun and her father, Bao Zhu, tend their flock of sheep and cattle. Just over the ridge, the northern city of Xilinhot is booming as the coal industry continues to expand. But it will take a lot of water to feed both the city and the mining.

Chile Considers Constitutional Reform of Freshwater Rights

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New legislation could extend government control over private freshwater resources.