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The Stream, July 4: Controversy Continues Over Laos Dam

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Researchers have warned that the steady decline in world water-monitoring…

The Stream, April 6: Radioactive Water Leaks Again At Fukushima

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Asia Twelve tons of radioactive water leaked from a pipeline…

The Stream, March 8: Damming the Mekong

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Dams on the tributaries of the Mekong River could have a bigger…

The Stream, February 21: Drought Declared in South-East England

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Droughts South-East England is officially in a state of drought,…

The Stream, December 7: The Shale Gas Boom

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Global carbon emissions are likely to continue increasing at…
Food Floods Flooding 2011 Thailand Cambodia Vietnam Philippines Laos Rice Maize Corn Crop

UN Report: Floods Threaten Southeast Asia Food Crisis, Disrupt Thai Car Industry

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With hundreds of deaths, thousands of damaged hectares, and millions of refugees, this year's fall flooding has equated to a devastating wet season.

The Stream, August 4: The Debt Deal and the Environment

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The debt deal reached by the White House and the U.S. Congress…
Shanghai Drought

Rains Bring Relief For Six-Month China Drought, But Chronic Water Problems Loom

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Although now satiated, the dry spell is the latest in a growing trend of severe water shortages threatening China's food production, energy generation, and accelerating modernization.

The Stream, February 10: Hydropower Push

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft plan…

Drought in the Mekong Basin Hampers Southeast Asia Economy

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One of the worst droughts in Southeast Asia in decades has lowered water levels in the Mekong River, cutting people off from the source of their livelihood and hampering the regional economy

Peter Gleick: Water, Climate Change, and International Security

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It would be nice if water resources fell neatly into national political boundaries. It would be nice if countries that shared water resources cooperated more. It would be nice if climate change wasn't a growing threat to the stocks and flows of water around the world.