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The Stream, March 6: More Than 1 Million Syrian Refugees

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There are now more than 1 million Syrians either registered as…

The Stream, January 16: Droughts and Floods Pose Public Health Risks

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Public Health Floods linked to climate change, along with the…

The Stream, February 9: Is Shale Gas a 'Bridge Fuel'?

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A new study into the carbon footprint of shale gas operations…

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…

The Stream, August 31: Leaked U.S. Cables Reveal Perception of Chinese Environmentalism

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Extreme levels of radiation have been detected in soil within…
Mongolia Slideshow

Energy Economy Brings Change to Shepherd Life: Modernization Comes to the Dry Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

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Along the vast frozen grasslands, 23-year-old Wu Yun and her father, Bao Zhu, tend their flock of sheep and cattle. Just over the ridge, the northern city of Xilinhot is booming as the coal industry continues to expand. But it will take a lot of water to feed both the city and the mining.

New Wind and Solar Sectors Won't Solve China's Water Scarcity

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Clean alternatives help, but not nearly enough, to loosen energy-water choke point

US Government Approves World’s Largest Solar Project

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The Blythe solar plant is the sixth on public lands to get federal approval this month.

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.

California Approves World’s Largest Solar Power Project

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The solar project will use groundwater, but its effect on the Colorado River water needs to be determined.

In Solar Power Lies Path to Reducing Water Use For Energy

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California’s latest proposed desert solar power plant could compromise desert habitat.

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.