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Just before sunrise, New York City’s skyline is reflected in the Hudson River. The world has roughly 30 megacities, including New York, which is one of two in the United States — Los Angeles being the other. Megacities are defined as metropolitan areas with populations that are greater than 10 million.

No Water, No Cities: A Review of "The Human Scale" at the Traverse City Film Festival

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Danish documentary explores the beating human heart of cities but fails to examine water in the urban landscape.
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The Stream, December 18: 'Peak Farmland' May Be Good for All

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Will farm land run out? The New York Times Dot Earth blog takes…
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The Stream, October 5: Drought Compounds Humanitarian Crisis in Sahel

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Oxfam has urged the World Bank to stop its support of large-scale…

Fred Pearce

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In The Land Grabbers, the first book to expose the global hunger…
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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…

World Economic Forum and UNFPA: Include Population in Water, Food, Energy Nexus

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NEW YORK and GENEVA — (March 2012) The World Economic Forum's…
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The Stream, November 2: Weather Extremes Will Worsen

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Costly weather extremes such as drought and floods are becoming…
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The Stream, October 28: Environmental Security in Latin America

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Environmental security is becoming a top priority in international…
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The Stream, October 26: Global Water Demand Outpaces Population Growth

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Global water use is increasing at twice the rate of population…
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The Stream, October 14: Asian Carp Reach North Dakota

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Invasive Asian silver carp are in North Dakota for the first…
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The Stream, September 21: Flood Evacuations

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About 1.2 million people have been told to evacuate in western…
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Infographic: Beijing Water Use and Population Statistics

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The population of China's capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.