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The Stream, September 27: Hydraulic Fracturing-related Health Concerns Linger

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Governor Andrew Cuomo said New York state is still deciding whether…

Peter Gleick: Peak Water

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Peak water is coming. In some places, peak water is here. We're never going to run out of water -- water is a renewable natural resource (mostly). But increasingly, around the world, in the U.S., and locally, we are running up against peak water limits. The concept is so important and relevant that The New York Times chose the term "peak water" as one of its 33

Study: Overpumping Draws Down the World's Groundwater Reserves

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Groundwater depletion doubled between 1960 and 2000.

Dust Storms Create Snow Melt Problems in Colorado

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Storms in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado have already lead to water shortages in Aspen.

Oil Spill in Gulf Could Wash Ashore by Friday, Officials

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The oil spill from an oil rig explosion could be leaking oil at five times the rate previously assumed.

Chinese Farms Generate More Water Pollution than Factories

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Study shows 2007 discharges were double previous estimates.

Relief Organizations In Haiti Prioritize Water Distribution

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Aid groups send purification and desalination systems to prevent dehydration, disease in the devastated country. Relief organizations are rushing to provide clean water to the more than two million inhabitants of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Climate Change Burden-Sharing Must Not Compromise Developing World's Growth, India's PM

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Barack Obama earlier this year.Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that developing countries will not compromise their financial growth for climate change, and that, instead, rich countries need to ensure access to clean technologies.