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Slideshow: Drought in the Southern U.S. Plains Today Recalls the 1930s Dust Bowl

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Strong winds and dry soils are a frightful combination. The…
An overview map of the Central Valley project at the C.W. Jones Pumping Plant, a federal facility which supplies water to the project's network of irrigation canals and reservoirs.

Photo Slideshow: California's Lingering Drought and Pollution Defy Solutions

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Less snowmelt from Sierra Nevada leads to more pumping of Central Valley’s contaminated groundwater.
Photographer Norbert Schiller on the Nile River Basin

Q&A: Photographer Norbert Schiller on the Nile River Basin

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In reporting on the Nile River Basin, Circle of Blue spoke with Norbert Schiller, a journalist and photographer with more than 25 years of experience covering the Middle East and Africa. He is currently a columnist for Mint Press News.

Chhattisgarh's Coal Crux

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Most abundant in Chhattisgarh and the neighboring eastern states of Jharkhand and Odisha, India’s coal belt cinches the nation round the middle, tapering off in its westward stretch to both the south and north.
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Haryana's Food Processors

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In an attempt to remove risk from the grain-producing economy, India guarantees that it will purchase at generous prices and mill at no cost to producers every kernel of wheat and almost every grain of rice that its farmers grow.
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Punjab's Food Producers

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Before the Green Revolution of the mid-1960s, growers in northern India produced an elegant feast of native fruits, grains, and vegetables. By the 1980s, Punjab and Haryana states had together become the largest rice and wheat producers in India.
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Chandigarh, Shared Capital of Punjab and Haryana

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Home to 1 million, Chandigarh is considered the 'cleanest city' in India. It also has the highest per capita income, thanks in large part to the agricultural boom since the Green Revolution of the 1960s in both Punjab and Haryana states of northern India.

Photo Slideshow: China's Polluted Waters

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Pollution is a major driver of water scarcity in China, especially in the places where economic growth is the highest and water resources are under the most stress — China’s dry northern breadbaskets and its biggest manufacturing hubs in the south and east.

Photo Slideshow: Irrigating Northeastern China's Breadbasket

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The northeast region of China, including Heilongjiang, Liaoning…

Photo Slideshow: Vintage Collection, Before Clean Water Act

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A sampling of 81,000 images — taken by more than 100 photographers and sponsored by the young EPA — to document the state of the nation's environment in the 1970s.

Photo Slideshow: Above the Colorado River

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A bird's eye view of the Colorado River demonstrates how persistent drought conditions affect the basin and how the southern Nevada region manages its share of what trickles down.