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Surviving the Nepal Earthquake

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Circle of Blue intern Crystal Edmunds recounts her first-hand experience of the Gorkha earthquake and raises questions about what it means for water.
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, November 14: Flooding Hits Rome

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Extreme Weather Suburbs, towns and farms outside of Rome flooded…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, October 15: After Drought, Some U.S. Farmers Give Up On Corn

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Sea level rise and increasing floods are forcing families living…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

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…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

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…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, February 8: U.S. Encourages Shale Gas in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria should pursue shale gas in order to achieve energy independence,…
Tar Sands Map

Obama Administration to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

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However, the company building the pipeline will be invited to re-appl,y after finding a new route through Nebraska, according to a government official.
Children in Nawa

Plumbing WikiLeaks: Water's Role in U.S. Foreign Aid

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Diplomatic cables show that the U.S. State Department aims to…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, November 4: Developing Countries Bear Environmental Burdens, UNDP Report Says

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Developing countries are bearing the brunt of environmental burdens…
Marafiq Plant in Al Jubail

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.
President Barack Obama

Water, Energy, and Transportation: President Obama Backs Infrastructure Bank in Jobs Speech

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Included in the U.S. president's proposed American Jobs Act is the BUILD Act, allocating $US 10 billion to create a National Infrastructure Bank, governed by an independent board, which would help attract private capital and lower the borrowing costs for public works projects of regional significance.
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

Water and Food Security: Somalia Famine Grows, Drought Could Ease

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Meteorologists are hopeful for future rainfall, though they say the current disaster was preventable. The lack of rain, which is also affecting neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, and political instability have tipped Somalia into a food crisis that could persist, even as drought conditions abate.