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Top 10 Water News Stories of 2011

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Understanding the interplay between water, food, and energy is…

Q & A: Charles Fishman on The Big Thirst

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Our guest today is Charles Fishman, an award winning investigative journalist and author of the best selling book "The Wal-Mart Effect." We caught up with Fishman during his tour for "The Big Thirst," his latest book focusing on water issues around the world.
Northwestern University Medill Magazine

Northwestern University Medill Magazine

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"As journalists we’ve become good at covering celebrities and…

Toxic Sludge Carries Arsenic, Mercury Into Danube River

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High levels of mercury and arsenic have been released from a containment pond at a Hungarian alumina plant, according to Greenpeace.

Egyptian NGO Wins UN Prize for Water and Sanitation Projects

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The United Nation's World Habitat Award honors community-based model for clean drinking water and sanitation.

Standing in a Really Long Line: Toilet Queue Serves Indian Village Effort to Promote Sanitation Awareness

The Janadesar village in the arid Marwar Region of India teamed up with the Jal Bahagirathi Foundation on World Toilet Day

David Kuria: Sanitation and Toilet Entrepreneur

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In the sub-Saharan region, 80% of recorded illnesses are water-born diseases, and more than two-thirds of these people don’t have access to basic sanitation. While access to safe drinking water is gaining importance in the political arena, it’s still hard to talk about restrooms and toilets, but today I’m speaking with a man who really does know toilets.
Video: Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute

Peter Gleick: Water Fountain Victory -- the Cavs Cave

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OK, my crystal ball is often cloudy, but in my last post just two days ago, I predicted that the decision by the Cleveland Cavaliers to remove the drinking water fountains from the Quicken Loans Arena (the Q), ostensibly for health reasons, would ultimately be reversed.
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: Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute

Video: Kenny Irby of the Poynter Institute

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In a video interview with Circle of Blue, Kenny Irby, visual journalism group leader and diversity program director of the Poynter Institute, discusses the power of photos to drive social change.