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The Stream, July 3: India's Looming Food Crisis

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Food Millions of tons of grain in India are at major risk at…
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The Stream, June 28: Nutrient Pollution Choking the Mississippi River

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What does Chicago have to do with the growing algae blooms in…
The opening of the Morganza spillway resulted almost immediately in the flooding of farmland located within the floodway. Flooding of farmland caked in fertilizer is a threat to the Gulf of Mexico because it could increase the size of the dead-zone.

Agriculture and Sewage Dead Zone: Taking on Nutrient Pollution in the Mississippi River Watershed

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As the impact of agriculture on water quality intensifies around the globe, two lawsuits in the United States aim to reduce the size of the Gulf of Mexico's ‘dead zone’ by setting limits on nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin.
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The Stream, January 16: Asian Carp

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Lake Erie and some of its biggest tributary rivers have just…

Advance of the Invader: Asian Carp Continue March to Northern Waters

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Live carp have been found in North Dakota and past the electric barriers in Chicago. As the carp push forward, Michigan and other Great Lakes states are once again asking the U.S. Supreme Court to speed up action to stop the advance of the invader.
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The Stream, October 14: Asian Carp Reach North Dakota

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Invasive Asian silver carp are in North Dakota for the first…
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The Stream, July 25: Climate, Trade and International Security

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Climate change is a real threat to international peace and security,…
Map Weather Extremes Floods Droughts Tornados

Weather Extremes: Floods, Droughts, Tornadoes, and Extreme Heat Plague Much of U.S.

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Extreme weather events in 2011 have been numerous and diverse, prompting some analysts to link the natural disasters to climate change. Most recently, many states are under exceptional-drought and extreme-heat advisories.
An aerial view of an intentional breach in levee L-575 near Hamburg, Iowa, June 20. The intentional breach was created by the local sponsor and approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers following a full breach of the levee June 13. The intentional breach was conducted by the sponsor to delay the time in which the area behind the levee would flood. The levee is located at River Mile 552 in Atchison County, Mo. (U.S. Army Photo)

Water Continues to Rise: Floods Rage in States along Missouri River

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Towns from Montana to Iowa are bracing for flood waters as heavy rains fall across the region and warm temperatures melt record snowfall.
Top Ten Endangered Rivers

U.S. Conservation Group Releases Top 10 ‘Endangered Rivers’ Report

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American Rivers' annual list highlights waterways with an immediate threat to their ecosystems.
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Waiting on High Waters — Louisiana Prepares for the Mississippi Flood (Updated 5/16)

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Emergency spillways will be used to shepherd the river to the sea.
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The Stream, May 10: Land Grabs

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Concerns over land grabs and food security are prompting Brazil,…