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The Stream, February 16: Uruguay to Begin Onshore Oil and Gas Exploration

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Uruguay has signed a contract with U.S. company Schuepbach Energy…

State of the Union: New Economics of Energy Production Tilts Obama's “All-of-the-Above” Strategy One Way

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In the era of deficit and disinvestment, water-intensive fossil fuel production is overwhelming the water-sipping clean energy sector.
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The Stream, January 5: Qatar's Food Security

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Unlike the other oil-rich, water-poor Gulf states, by 2024 Qatar…
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The Stream, December 29: Cleaning Up The Potomac River

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Washington, D.C. is ploughing ahead with a $2.6 billion underground…
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The Stream, November 24: Big Business and Climate Policy

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Big carbon-intensive corporations are campaigning to increase…
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Plumbing WikiLeaks: Saudi Arabia Fears Iranian Nuclear Meltdown and Potential Terrorism to Desalination

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Classified cables show that Saudi and U.S. officials believe water supplies along the Persian Gulf are at high-risk for terrorist attacks and possible contamination from nearby nuclear plants. This is the first of a new series that will analyze the water-related U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks.
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The Stream, September 28: Future of Food Insecurity?

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Nowhere are the impacts of climate change more pronounced than…
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The Stream, August 11: Australia's Climate Change Debate

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Climate-change wrangling in Australia has descended into death…
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Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.
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.
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The Stream, June 16: Texas Drought

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The worst Texas drought in more than a century may cripple the…
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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.