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The Stream, May 23: Glacial Floods, Robot Fish, and Missing School for Water

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Chile A glacial lake in Chile's Patagonia region drained for…

The Stream, May 11: Top Scientists Say Water + Energy = Linked Issues

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Energy and Climate The world's top scientists are urging governments…

The Stream, March 22: Closing World's Water Deficit Could Cost $104 Billion Annually

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On World Water Day, we look at: Water Innovation Hindustan…

The Stream, March 6: An Essay on Hunger

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Droughts and Floods Today's must-read: Paul Salopek's beautiful,…
President Obama spoke to students at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., on Monday, the day he submitted his fiscal year 2013 budget to Congress. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

President Obama’s 2013 Budget a Mixed Bag for Water, a Boon for Clean Energy

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The president throws more clean-energy money at the Energy Department, while cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget come at the expense of water and sewer infrastructure.
Suns River Solar Still

Resurrecting an Old Desalination Technology to Test Desert Agriculture

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At a U.S. desalination research facility this month, a 2,500-year-old…

The Stream, February 6: U.S. to Require Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

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The U.S. government will require natural gas companies to disclose…

Economics and Water Concerns Alter the Solar Landscape in the US West

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The falling price of photovoltaic panels and public concerns…

Visions of Solar Energy’s Future Compete in Colorado’s San Luis Valley

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The U.S. government is in the process of designating more than 6,000 hectacres of federal land for solar energy development. As companies line up to submit projects, some valley residents are questioning the centralized model of energy generation and are, instead, trying to shape an independent energy future.

The Stream, January 19: Shale Gas and the Renewable Energy Sector

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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have…

The Stream, January 6: U.S. Toxic Releases Increased, Says EPA Report

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United States The release of toxic chemicals into the environment…

The Stream, December 14: Melting Arctic Releases Greenhouse Gas

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Thawing permafrost is releasing large plumes of methane gas into…