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Slideshow: Faces of Tulare County's Drinking Water Crisis

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The Central Valley farming county has the highest number of dry wells in California.

Photo Slideshow: China Completes Second Line of South-North Water Transfer Project

Massive manmade river begins moving water from central China to Beijing.
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Slideshow: Drought in the Southern U.S. Plains Today Recalls the 1930s Dust Bowl

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Strong winds and dry soils are a frightful combination. The…

Great Lakes Ice Cover Most Extensive in 20 Years

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Covering about 88 percent of the lakes on February 13, the ice…
An overview map of the Central Valley project at the C.W. Jones Pumping Plant, a federal facility which supplies water to the project's network of irrigation canals and reservoirs.

Photo Slideshow: California's Lingering Drought and Pollution Defy Solutions

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Less snowmelt from Sierra Nevada leads to more pumping of Central Valley’s contaminated groundwater.

Photos: Water's Heroes, Victims, & Villains at CSV Global Forum in Colombia

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter recently sat on a panel about water, environment, and food security in Colombia. See his take on this drama's main characters in photos that he took in Cartegena's poorest neighborhoods and how they relate to the global picture.

Chhattisgarh's Coal Crux

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Most abundant in Chhattisgarh and the neighboring eastern states of Jharkhand and Odisha, India’s coal belt cinches the nation round the middle, tapering off in its westward stretch to both the south and north.
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Haryana's Food Processors

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In an attempt to remove risk from the grain-producing economy, India guarantees that it will purchase at generous prices and mill at no cost to producers every kernel of wheat and almost every grain of rice that its farmers grow.
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Punjab's Food Producers

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Before the Green Revolution of the mid-1960s, growers in northern India produced an elegant feast of native fruits, grains, and vegetables. By the 1980s, Punjab and Haryana states had together become the largest rice and wheat producers in India.
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Chandigarh, Shared Capital of Punjab and Haryana

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Home to 1 million, Chandigarh is considered the 'cleanest city' in India. It also has the highest per capita income, thanks in large part to the agricultural boom since the Green Revolution of the 1960s in both Punjab and Haryana states of northern India.

Photo Slideshow: China's Polluted Waters

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Pollution is a major driver of water scarcity in China, especially in the places where economic growth is the highest and water resources are under the most stress — China’s dry northern breadbaskets and its biggest manufacturing hubs in the south and east.