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Ethiopia Hunger Reaches Emergency Levels

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Food crisis continues in midst of severe El Nino drought. Photo…

El Nino Droughts Take Toll in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

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Millions of people from Australia to Ethiopia are facing water…

Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis

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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.

Clean Water Act Turns 40 (Part II): A Harvest of Clean Water Exemptions on the Farm

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The U.S. farm sector, more productive and richer than ever, is a major water polluter.

The Stream, August 21: Microbes in Drinking Water Provide New Insights

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Drinking Water Bacteria A University of Michigan study showed…
NASA Satellite image of Lake Poyang

Pollution, Dry Weather Choke the World's Major Lakes

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Urban waste and falling water levels signaled a rough start to…

The Stream, January 11: Investors Tell Companies To Look At Water Security

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Companies are not taking water security seriously when preparing…

The Stream, January 6: U.S. Toxic Releases Increased, Says EPA Report

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United States The release of toxic chemicals into the environment…

The Stream, December 2: Climate Change Negotiations

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The United States, along with Russia, Canada, Japan, China and…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

Water and Food Security: Somalia Famine Grows, Drought Could Ease

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Meteorologists are hopeful for future rainfall, though they say the current disaster was preventable. The lack of rain, which is also affecting neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, and political instability have tipped Somalia into a food crisis that could persist, even as drought conditions abate.
Texas Drought

Dried Up: Texas Industry and Residents Square Off Over Water as Drought Continues

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With nearly 65 percent of Texas experiencing exceptional drought, water is becoming increasingly precious—and scarce—in a state that has to divide the resource between the growing appetites of farmers, city residents, and energy corporations.

Photo Slideshow: City of Coal on the Inner Mongolia Steppe

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Xilinhot — an Inner Mongolian outpost of 177,000 residents, separated from Beijing by a 12-hour train ride — is at the center of the Xilin Gol Grassland, one of China's largest prairies and livestock production regions. The north's coal mines, trucks, and power plants are representative of the nation's coal dependency, a lifeline with an insatiable thirst for water