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Q&A: Chris Groves - Exploring Underground Water Systems in Mammoth Cave

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Renowned cave explorer Dr. Chris Groves goes deep into Mammoth Cave to see how torrential rainfall above affects underground rivers and ancient passages.
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International Cooperation Needed to Save Aral Sea, UN Secretary-General

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits During a visit to five former Soviet republics, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon encouraged Central Asian leaders to work together to keep the Aral Sea from disappearing.

Photo Slideshow: Stunning Water Images from the European Space Agency

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Images from space including the Ganges River in the Himalayas and the Fox Basin in the Canadian Arctic.

Drought in South China is Worst in Decades

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Parts of southern China are being ravaged by a severe three-season drought. Millions of people lack adequate water supplies, and millions of acres of cropland are too dry to plant.

‘Superberg’ Detaches from Antarctic Glacier, Could Disrupt Ocean Currents

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A giant iceberg collided with a branch of the Mertz Glacier in east Antarctica earlier this month, breaking off a 965-square-mile ‘superberg.’

Drought in Australia Connected to Snowfall in Antarctica, Researchers Find

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Relationship between Australia's drought and Antarctica's increased snowfall offers clues to human contribution to global warming. Scientists have linked a severe, decades-old drought in Australia to increased snowfall in East Antarctica.

Putin Approves Waste Discharges into Lake Baikal

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A decree signed last week by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will allow a paper mill on the shore of Lake Baikal to resume dumping sewage and waste water into the lake.
Video: Following the Hidden Waters of Southwest China's Karst Region

Video: Following the Hidden Waters of Southwest China's Karst Region

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A look at what is commonly considered the greatest Karst landscape on earth, and its secret waters that flow underneath.
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Tibetan Plateau Water Reserves at Risk

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Over at Circle of Blue WaterNews, we're reporting today on another ingredient to consider in the context of the China-Tibet conflict. Keith Schneider and C.T. Pope write that the Tibetan Plateau's vast reserves of glacial freshwater, which supply Asia's most populous regions, are both at risk and are emerging as an issue in the increasingly tense political and cultural strife between China and Tibet.
Video: Looking Out on My Homeland

Video: Looking Out on My Homeland

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Traditional nomadic culture on the steppes of Inner Mongolia was defined by the insistence of wind, herding, and the search for water.