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The Stream, June 15: The Cost of Nuclear Phase-Out

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A survey by the Asahi newspaper shows that nearly three-quarters…

The Stream, April 4: America's Energy Policy

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British Petroleum will resume drilling 10 existing wells in the…

The Stream, March 29: Kenya Opens Carbon Exchange

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Kenya expects to start construction of a 300-megawatt Lake Turkana…

Do It and Prove It—Information Technology Opens Up the Water Sector

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Organizations are creating tech tools to shine light on water supply operations—and improve service.

Blooming Controversy: What Is Killing the Wildlife in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha?

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Drought, flower farms, and pesticides are damaging the already shallow lake.

Kenyan Prison Uses Constructed Wetland to Improve Sanitation

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Low cost, low maintenance water treatment system in Kenyan prison proves better for small communities than traditional waste water treatment.

Peter Gleick: World Water Day 2010 — A trip through one of the worst slums in the world

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Like urban slums throughout the developing world, there is almost a complete lack of piped safe water and no formal sanitation. Raw sewage and garbage flow through the streets and drainage ditches.

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.

Drought, Climate Change Jeopardize Global Hydropower Policies

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Less precipitation + more extreme droughts = electricity shortages.

Q&A: Solomon’s Water

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Water weaves through history, giving rise to conflict, collapses and creation in civilizations. In his latest book, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization, economic journalist Steven Solomon examines the economic and social relationship between people and water.

Wildlife Elephants Fall Victims to Kenya's Drought

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More than 40 elephants have died in the past two months in the Laikipia, Isiolo and Samburu districts, as the severe drought challenges Kenyan wildlife’s capacity to feed itself.While a prolonged dry spell continues to plague Kenya, wildlife experts worry that the country’s 23,000 elephants might be in danger.

Dry Spell Drives Kenya to Famine

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Dry Spell Drives Kenya to FamineKenya is looking for an exit from a prolonged drought that is challenging the country’s capacity to feed itself.