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The Stream, February 27: Water Consumption of Global Food Supply Chains

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Food Sustainability A new interactive tool, developed by the…

The Stream, August 8: Rice — A Bright Spot for Global Food

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Global affected 20,000 farmers and ruined about 6,500 hectares…

The Stream, June 13: Land Grabs Threaten Africa's Water

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Large-scale foreign investment in Africa's farmland is a threat…
A coal loader eats away at a mountain of black coal at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. In 2011, the mines, trains, and coal loading terminals here shipped about 114 million metric tons of coal on about 1,000 freighters, bringing billions of dollars in export earnings.

Global Energy Demand Driving Australia's Coal and Gas Export Boom

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International demand and new technologies push nation to the top for hydrocarbon exports. But massive production has also created worries over water.
Protesters in Cusco, Peru in 2008 take part in a national day of strike against the government of former President Alan García, who opened up large areas of the Amazon to logging and mining interests.

International Review of Peru's Conga Mine Recommends Improvements for Water

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Large-scale protests over resource extraction have swept the country in recent years, posing significant hurdles to a mining industry that is expected to bring Peru $US 50 billion in future investment over the next decade.

The Stream, April 6: Radioactive Water Leaks Again At Fukushima

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Asia Twelve tons of radioactive water leaked from a pipeline…

The Stream, March 29: Shale Gas Prospects in China and California

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Water Shortage Years of uncontrolled digging of wells in Yemen…

The Stream, January 5: Qatar's Food Security

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Unlike the other oil-rich, water-poor Gulf states, by 2024 Qatar…

The Stream, December 23: Water Concerns In Argentina

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Water access and use are a concern in Argentina, where 11 percent…

The Stream, November 17: Water Use in U.S. Power Plants

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Coal-fired plants account for 67 percent of the freshwater withdrawals…

Pacific Institute Report: Setbacks and Solutions of Water-Energy Clash in U.S. Intermountain West

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At the forefront of a national trend, this region is already suffering from intense conflicts that willy only worsen with climate change and population growth. However, the report also highlights several ways to dramatically reduce the water requirements for electricity generation.

The Stream, September 28: Future of Food Insecurity?

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Nowhere are the impacts of climate change more pronounced than…