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Donghao Chung, Guangzhou's Daylighted Water Refuge

A new urban park constructed from a polluted sewer is a message…

The Stream, August 30: More Crop Per Drop

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A theme of food and water waste reduction, especially in agriculture,…

Rains Bring Black Water in Wake of Colorado Fire

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Though the High Park fire is 100 percent contained, its effects are just beginning. Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton speaks with the experts and the water enthusiasts in the aftermath.

Exxon and Imperial Oil Forced To Go Around Sensitive Idaho River Valley

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Push-back on the transportation of tar sands equipment through a wilderness corridor reflects civic resistance to North American fossil fuel boom.
Wild rice on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin is in the floating leaf stage by early June, with a single shoot lying on the water’s surface. This is considered one of the most critical—and and dangerous—stages in the rice’s life cycle. The plants are just beginning to change physiologically from exchanging gases with the water column to exchanging gases with the air. Therefore, they are very susceptible to heavy rains and flooding events that can either rip out the young plants by the roots, or drown them. June 6, 2011.

Where Food Grows on Water: Environmental and Human Threats to Wisconsin’s Wild Rice

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For generations, the upper Great Lakes region has boasted harvests of wild rice, growing in Lake Superior and other watersheds within the basin. But disease, dams, and climate change are now endangering the uncultivated bounty.

Egypt's Assets in Ethiopia May Help Ease Tensions Over Nile River

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The African country reaches out to its Nile Basin neighbor.

Heavy Rainfall Hampers Tea Markets in India and Sri Lanka

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Severe weather impacts could compromise tea farming for two of the world's biggest players in the industry.

Where Energy Development Puts Rivers at Risk

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American Rivers’ annual tally of threatened rivers highlights effects of drilling for natural gas.

Buried for Decades, Urban Waterways Are Natural Cure for Concrete World

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cheonggyecheon2 Among the losers of the great twentieth century urbanization were the rivers and streams in cities around the world, soon to be sharing their space with millions of new people.

The Smoke of Change: Indigenous Colombians Pray for Water Conservation

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More than 40 years ago, Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez…

Ethiopia Dam Erodes Local Relations

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The air in Ethiopia may catch fire, as plans for a new hydroelectric…

Lawmakers want study of water system

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BAINBRIDGE, Georgia - U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla) and Florida…