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The Stream, July 26: Glaciers, Lakes, and Criticisms Heating Up

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Beijing Flooding Beijing mayor Guo Jinlong resigned Wednesday,…
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The Stream, July 18: Lima, Algal Blooms, and Tibetan Glaciers

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New research based on 30 years of observation suggests that Harmful…
Marco Arana Peru Protest Conga Mine Police

When Gold Loses Its Luster: Four Dead in Peru Mining Protests

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Circle of Blue reporter Codi Yeager reports that a heavy price is being paid in the outcry against the Minas Conga gold project and its potential impact on water resources.
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The Stream, June 25: Water Pricing in China

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China will introduce a new water pricing mechanism by 2015, the…

Global Gold Rush: The Price of Mining Pursuits On The Water Supply

Water supplies remain key to the global boom in gold mining, driven by high demand and near-record prices.
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The Stream, June 6: Pakistan's Kashmir Hydropower Project

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Asia Pakistan's plans to divert 86 percent of the Neelum River's…
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The Stream, April 25: Beijing Will Face a Water Shortage

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Water Supply in Asia Beijing's water resources are expected…
Protesters in Cusco, Peru in 2008 take part in a national day of strike against the government of former President Alan García, who opened up large areas of the Amazon to logging and mining interests.

International Review of Peru's Conga Mine Recommends Improvements for Water

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Large-scale protests over resource extraction have swept the country in recent years, posing significant hurdles to a mining industry that is expected to bring Peru $US 50 billion in future investment over the next decade.
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The Stream, April 4: Water and Politics in South America

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Under a new law, mining and oil companies in Peru will be required…
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The Stream, March 13: South American Gold Rush Triggers Worries Over Water

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What are "social-environmental" conflicts? Why are mining projects…
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The Stream, February 10: Danube River Freezes Over

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Weather The crazy winter weather continued, as record low temperatures…
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Pollution, Dry Weather Choke the World's Major Lakes

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