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Photo Slideshow: Beijing Water Imports and Wastewater Recycling

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A gallery of images from Beijing and neighboring Hebei Province, where the capital city is importing water from farmers and fishermen.
Climate Change Deniers Cherry Picking Data

Peter Gleick: Misrepresenting Climate Science — Cherry-Picking Data for Political Purposes

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In 2009, Harrison Schmitt, a former senator, astronaut, and self-described climate "denier" (and potentially the Energy Secretary to the new New Mexican governor), sent a paper to NASA riddled with long-debunked errors of science. Others have written about this paper, taking it apart error by error. But this week, some of those errors reappeared

Deforestation May Lead to Kilimanjaro Glacial Melt, Study

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New study finds link between disappearing trees and receding ice atop Africa's tallest mountains.

Peruvian Amazon Drops to 40-Year Low

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Prolonged drought has impaired economic activity in the Amazon dependent northeastern part of Peru.

Kyrgyzstan Launches Controversial Hydropower Plant

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The country's energy ambitions could intensify water competition in Central Asia.

Q&A: James G. Workman on the Bushmen's Fight for Water Rights and 21st Century Hydro-Democracy

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Workman says chances of the Botswanian government returning water rights to the Bushmen as 'pretty slim.'

Glacier Water Threatens to Flood French Alps Valley

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French officials have begun pumping millions of gallons of water as part of a multi-million dollar emergency operation.

James Workman: Who Owns the Rain—When Thirsty Democracies Deny Individual Liberty to Water

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James G. Workman reflects on a recent ruling that compromises the water rights of the Bushmen.

Record-Breaking Heat Sweeps Across Russia

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High temperatures have caused forest fires around Moscow, damaged farmland and left 23 regions in a state of emergency.
Parag Khanna: How Resource Scarcity Will Lead to a New Global Order

Parag Khanna: How Resource Scarcity Will Lead to a New Global Order

The new global order looks more like a global disorder right now.

Floods in Myanmar and Bangladesh Displace Thousands, Dozens Dead

Thousands are left homeless along the Naf River border of Bangladesh and Myanmar due to flash floods.

70 Percent of Himalayan Glaciers Gone by Next Century, Studies Say

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Photographic and scientific evidence shows that the melting third pole is still devastating the region