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Ed Wargin

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Ed Wargin set out almost 17 years ago to document the Great Lakes,…

Brent Stirton

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Photojournalist Brent Stirton often finds himself in the world's…

Photo Slideshow: Wastewater in Manila, Capital of the Philippines

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Manila Water Company, in charge of resource distribution for the Manila’s East Zone, is ramping up its focus and funding for city-wide sewerage projects.

Photo Slideshow: Water Connections in the Informal Community of Cuatro, East Zone Manila

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When vendors and their customers spend less on water from the filling stations, both parties stand to profit, according to aid workers in Manila.

Making Connections in the Philippines: Water Privatization Across Manila’s East Zone

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While water privatization projects around the globe continue to be controversial, Manila stands out for its innovations and its impasses, often touted as one of the world's most extensive urban water privatization projects to date.

Photo Slideshow: Coal Mining and Wine Making in Australia

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An overview of Australia's Hunter Valley, traditionally known for its vineyards but more recently as a hydrocarbon center.

Photo Slideshow: Australia's Agriculture and Energy

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The scale and rapid development of the nation's coal seam gas industry is changing the social fabric of the country’s small towns and farming regions, which have become protest centers.

Photo Slideshow: Australia's Coal and Gas Boom Boosted By Asian Demand

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Massive hydrocarbon production has created worries over water use and pollution as the "Down Under" nation rises to the top of global exporters.

National Security Assessment: Water Scarcity Disrupting U.S. and Three Continents

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In a new report, the U.S. State Department finds a global confrontation between growing water demand and shrinking supplies, in addition to predictions for the next 30 years of water scarcity.

Photo Slideshow: America's Water Infrastructure Shows Its Age

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While the effects of America’s aging and eroding plumbing and water supply system are readily apparent, what to do about the infrastructure is not.

Photo Slideshow: City of Coal on the Inner Mongolia Steppe

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Xilinhot — an Inner Mongolian outpost of 177,000 residents, separated from Beijing by a 12-hour train ride — is at the center of the Xilin Gol Grassland, one of China's largest prairies and livestock production regions. The north's coal mines, trucks, and power plants are representative of the nation's coal dependency, a lifeline with an insatiable thirst for water

Photo Slideshow: Food and Farmers — China's Other Challenge

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The farm sector and the coal sector together made up 85 percent of water used in China last year. These photos take a look at the people and places affected by rising energy demand, accelerating modernization, and diminishing freshwater resources.