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Tang He & Dai Xiaoyan

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While young people around the world are saving up to buy the…

The Stream, May 25: Asian Cities Resist Climate Change

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ChiAsia and Climate Change Ten Asian cities throughout India,…
Au Sable

Divided Michigan Supreme Court Overturns Anglers of the Au Sable Decision, Reverses Environmental Victory

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The Michigan Supreme Court’s new conservative majority overturned a four-month-old court decision by a 4-3 margin this week, casting doubt on the rights of state citizens to sue over environmental harm.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Presses India for Water Deal During Visit

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No agreement was signed, but Bangladesh continued to push for a deal similar to the Ganges Treaty.

Peter Gleick: Stealing Water from the Future - California's Massive Groundwater Overdraft Newly Revealed

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A NASA report summarizing data collected from new satellites confirms what most water observers have known for a long time. Massive amounts of groundwater are being sucked out of California's Central Valley groundwater aquifers -- unreported, unmonitored, and unregulated.

Drought Causes Record Low Water Allocations for California

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Climate conditions and regulations are causing California to reassess water allocation, potentially taking drastic conservation measures.

Stakeholders Create Organization to Resolve Southern US Water Conflict

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Members from Alabama, Florida and Georgia hope that grassroots negotiations will spur a resolution from higher levels of government over Lake Lanier. Environmental groups, business organizations and power companies have united to form the ACF Stakeholders, a forum for discussing ways to resolve the 20-year impasse over the use of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

Georgia Running Out of Time To Meet 2012 Water Deadline

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Lake Lanier 2012 Deadline LoomsMetro Atlanta’s water supply will be drastically cut if no solutions are found. A state water panel has determined that Georgia does not have the time or money to meet a 2012 deadline for finding new water sources for metro Atlanta.

Canadian Advocacy Groups Demand Government Declares Water “A Human Right”

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Canada Government Human Right to WaterConcerned Canadians gather to ask their government to better protect the country's water supply by enforcing stricter standards. Public advocacy groups in Canada have called on the Canadian government to declare water “a human right and a public trust,” and work harder to protect the dwindling resource.

Displaced Zimbabwean Farmers Set Down Roots in Nigeria

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Niger RiverImporting technical knowledge from Zimbabwean migrants is part of the Nigerian government's plan to increase food self-sufficiency

The Middle East and Midwest Come Together in Water Tech Partnerships

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Great Lakes Wastewater Treatment TechnologyThe Mideast is proving to be a popular destination for Midwestern political officials to pitch water technology trade deals. . Both Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry have been touting the freshwater potential of their states to businessmen in Israel to promote economic growth in the burgeoning field of water technology.

Food Security Summit Calls for National Governments to Act Now

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The World Summit on Food Security was a forum for raising awareness and encouraging international action, said Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization, at the end of the event.