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The Stream, November 14: Flooding Hits Rome

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Extreme Weather Suburbs, towns and farms outside of Rome flooded…

The Stream, August 1: Urbanization and Rainstorm Connection

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China China canceled plans for a pipeline that would have dumped…
Marco Arana Peru Protest Conga Mine Police

When Gold Loses Its Luster: Four Dead in Peru Mining Protests

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Circle of Blue reporter Codi Yeager reports that a heavy price is being paid in the outcry against the Minas Conga gold project and its potential impact on water resources.
Protesters in Cusco, Peru in 2008 take part in a national day of strike against the government of former President Alan García, who opened up large areas of the Amazon to logging and mining interests.

International Review of Peru's Conga Mine Recommends Improvements for Water

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Large-scale protests over resource extraction have swept the country in recent years, posing significant hurdles to a mining industry that is expected to bring Peru $US 50 billion in future investment over the next decade.

The Stream, April 5: What Is Causing the Water Crisis in Ghana and Nigeria?

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Policy & Accountability Pollution, political unrest and corruption…

The Stream, February 10: Danube River Freezes Over

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Weather The crazy winter weather continued, as record low temperatures…

From Coal Seam to Fracking, Unconventional Gas Industry Faces Opposition in Australia and South Africa

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As an energy boom, propelled by natural gas, continues to gather steam, mining and drilling companies square off with landowners around the globe over who has the right to resources that are located deep below ground.

The Stream, April 25: In Hot Water

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The Financial Times reports on the growing local opposition to…

The Stream, February 10: Hydropower Push

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a draft plan…

China’s Dirty Water Leads to Protests, Some Reform

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The smoke stacks of the Baosteel Complex dominate the skyline of Baotou, Inner Mongolia. The anchor of the city’s economy, the iron and steel giant has historically dumped much of its wastewater into the Yellow River. Click image to enlarge.GlobeScan Survey Reflects Country’s Need For Dire Action, More Information

Canons and Cannons: World Water Forum Disperses Policies, People in Turkey

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Unfurl a banner against privatized water and get a return flight…

Texans Protest "Thirsty" Nuclear Power Plants in Chicago

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Protesters from Texas made their way to Chicago to demonstrate against a new nuclear plant