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Photo Slideshow: Stunning Water Images from the European Space Agency

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Images from space including the Ganges River in the Himalayas and the Fox Basin in the Canadian Arctic.

Drought in the Mekong Basin Hampers Southeast Asia Economy

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One of the worst droughts in Southeast Asia in decades has lowered water levels in the Mekong River, cutting people off from the source of their livelihood and hampering the regional economy
Video: Following the Hidden Waters of Southwest China's Karst Region

Drought in Philippines Forces Blackouts

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Low reservoir levels have caused several hydroelectric plants to shut down or cut operations in the Southeast Asian country.

Pakistan Raises Water Issue During Diplomatic Talks with India

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Pakistan officials argue India’s dam-building violate the Indus River Treaty.

‘Superberg’ Detaches from Antarctic Glacier, Could Disrupt Ocean Currents

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A giant iceberg collided with a branch of the Mertz Glacier in east Antarctica earlier this month, breaking off a 965-square-mile ‘superberg.’

Divining Destiny - Tehuacán, Mexico Field Team

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Brent Stirton is the senior staff photojournalist for Getty Images and his work from the front lines of the world’s conflicts and crises is seen regularly in major international magazines. He has a rare gift for expressing compassion through his lens. His drive to tell the critical yet complex global story of water has led to some of the most powerful imagery to date.

Water, Not al-Qaeda, is Yemen’s Main Domestic Concern, Experts Say

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Yemen made headlines last Christmas as the training ground for the man who attempted to blow up an airplane two months ago, but a more immediate concern for the people living in the country is a rapidly dwindling supply of freshwater.

New Protected Status for Lake Chad Highlights World Wetlands Day

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Countries across the globe celebrated World Wetlands Day on February 2 by designating national preserves and vowing to protect wetlands from climate change and maintain biodiversity.

Perspective: Water, Energy, Economy, Poverty, and Haiti

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The average Haitian has been living the life of a disaster victim even before the earthquake. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Its human development and other indices were about what one would find in some of the poorest sub-Saharan countries. Mismanagement, corruption and just plain venality have forever been human-caused security earthquakes in this sad country.
Video: Following the Hidden Waters of Southwest China's Karst Region

Video: Following the Hidden Waters of Southwest China's Karst Region

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A look at what is commonly considered the greatest Karst landscape on earth, and its secret waters that flow underneath.
Video: Following the Hidden Waters of Southwest China's Karst Region

Tibetan Plateau Water Reserves at Risk

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Over at Circle of Blue WaterNews, we're reporting today on another ingredient to consider in the context of the China-Tibet conflict. Keith Schneider and C.T. Pope write that the Tibetan Plateau's vast reserves of glacial freshwater, which supply Asia's most populous regions, are both at risk and are emerging as an issue in the increasingly tense political and cultural strife between China and Tibet.