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The Stream, November 27: Doha Climate Talks Commence

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Monday marked the first day of talks among the in Doha, Qatar…
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Provincial Differences: Green Hunan and Dry Gansu

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Circle of Blue reporter Nadya Ivanova starts her second of three weeks reporting in the field from China, where she wonders about the effects of regional development and pollution on farming practices.

The Stream, June 6: Pakistan's Kashmir Hydropower Project

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Asia Pakistan's plans to divert 86 percent of the Neelum River's…

The Stream, March 14: South Africa's Water Gap

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South Africa could face a 17 percent gap between water supply…

The Stream, September 23: Sand Mining and Water Quality

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Plans to capture and store carbon have failed to gain traction…

The Stream, September 14: Global Climate Spending Grows

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Global climate-protection spending totaled a record $567 billion…
Infographic: Map of Pollution Levels in China

Infographic: Map of Pollution Levels in China's Major River Basins

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The seven major river basins, as a whole, have had steady improvements in water quality over the past decade.
Infographic: American Arsenic

Infographic: An Elemental Concern—Arsenic in Drinking Water

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Arsenic is both naturally occurring and artificially produced, and the toxin is very dangerous since it often has no color, taste, or smell. This graphic breaks down how arsenic gets into drinking water supplies and how arsenic affects the U.S. on the state level.
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China's Other Looming Choke Point: Food Production

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The Yellow River Basin is the center of a contest over water, energy, and agriculture.
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Infographic: Beijing Water Use and Population Statistics

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The population of China's capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.
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Focusing on Sustainable Growth — China Releases Draft of 12th Five-Year Plan

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Clearly wary about the consequences of its rapid economic development on the environment, China has set a path over the next five years to reduce consumption of the two most important resources that power its economy— coal and water. The country plans to rein in water use and introduces new energy intensity reduction targets in pursuit of more sustainable economic growth, according to the draft proposal of the 12th Five-Year Plan, the master economic blueprint that will chart China’s development through 2015.

Choke Point: China - Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World’s Largest Country

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.