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Arkansas River US Drought 2012

Study: Freshwater Food Webs Hit Hard by Drought

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A new report out of the United Kingdom's academic world concludes that droughts can cause sharp declines in the number of species in a stream. Additionally, there is the potential for partial collapse of aquatic food webs.

Has the Invasion Started? Asian Carp eDNA Found in Lake Erie

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While federal efforts are largely focused on stonewalling invasive Asian carp at Chicago, the fish could be making their way into the Great Lakes through Lake Erie, where studies show they are likely to thrive.
Land Grabs, Agriculture, Agriculture as an Investment, Farmland Investment

U.S., U.K, and China Lead Foreign Land Investments In Agriculture and Finance

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GRAIN’s online database is the foundation for much of what…

Draft Plan for Australia's Murray-Darling Reignites Old Flames

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After the 20-week public consultations ended last week, three key basin states have rejected the proposed plan, and more than 60 Australian academics have slammed the document for neglecting to include climate change projections and for its lack of transparency.

National Security Assessment: Water Scarcity Disrupting U.S. and Three Continents

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In a new report, the U.S. State Department finds a global confrontation between growing water demand and shrinking supplies, in addition to predictions for the next 30 years of water scarcity.
The Grand Canyon

U.S. Administration Bans Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

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The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior was applauded…

Water News: What's Ahead in 2012

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News headlines are often dominated by the big, unexpected events…

Report: Thirsty Power Plants Increase U.S. Water Stress

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Water-energy choke points in Texas serve as examples of a larger issue for the United States, as pointed out in a new report for the Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative, spearheaded by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
European Fracking Infographic

Report: Fracking Tests Caused Two Quakes in England, But Unlikely to Threepeat

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Shale gas test drilling likely triggered two minor earthquakes in northwestern England earlier this year, according to a a new report commissioned by Cuadrilla Resources, a private United Kingdom-based energy company.
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World's Water Volume 7

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Peter Gleick, an internationally recognized water expert, tells Circle of Blue what has changed — and what has not — since the 2009 release of Volume 6. The Pacific Institute's biannual report analyzes how water relates to climate change, corporate interests, and policy reform.
Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans Say Climate Change More Dire Than Economic Situation

Eurobarometer Survey: Europeans Say Climate Change More Dire Than Economic Situation

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Just over half of respondents in the European Union's 27 member…
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EIA Report: Global Energy Use To Grow 50 Percent by 2035 — Half of Increase from Fossil Fuels in China and India

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published its annual report on global energy projections. Though renewable energy sources and nuclear power, along with unconventional fossil fuels, will phase out coal production over the next two decades, it will not be at the pace necessary to offset greenhouse gas emissions