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The Stream, April 26: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

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Food has quickly become the hidden driver of world politics,…

The Stream, March 17: California's Nitrate Contamination

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A new report led by the Pacific Institute reveals that nitrate…

Saudi Water Use ‘Growing Exponentially,’ Higher Prices Needed, Report Says

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Agriculture is draining non-renewable groundwater reserves in the water-scarce country.

Saudi Arabia to Use Solar Energy for Desalination Plants

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New initiative will decrease the country’s reliance on oil for its electrical needs.

Water Scarcity, Food Security Concerns Prompt Global Land Grab

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Area nearly the size of France purchased, leased for food production around the world. Africa, South America, parts of Europe targeted by cash-rich, food-poor nations

Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi Arabia

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Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi ArabiaMadagascar's government has ended a water export deal with Saudi Arabia because it was opposed by environmental, civil society groups in the country.

Drinking From The Sea

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Pressed by growing urban populations, drier and warmer climates and the need to fortify supplies stretched by the increasing worldwide thirst, metropolitan and national governments on five continents are building record numbers of industrial plants to use a nearly alchemic technology to produce drinking water from the sea.

Saudi Arabia to Join Bahrain in Drive for Desalination

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The Middle East takes its water shortages with anything but…

Outsourcing Irrigation, Farming Discontent

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World Economic Forum Report Warns Water Scarcity May Breed New…

Rocky Mountain Oil Range: Is Water for Shale?

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The West harbors beneath its jagged peaks three times more…

Mideast water supply requires heavy cash flow

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CAIRO - In the midst of a food crisis, the Middle East and…