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The Stream, January 5: Qatar's Food Security

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

Peter Gleick: Transcending Old Thinking About California Agricultural Water Use

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The debate about water use in California agriculture is stuck in a 30-year-old rut; relying on outdated and technically-flawed thinking that is slowing statewide efforts to meet 21st century challenges.
Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World’s Water Volume 7

Q&A: Dr. Peter Gleick on The World's Water Volume 7

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Peter Gleick, an internationally recognized water expert, tells Circle of Blue what has changed — and what has not — since the 2009 release of Volume 6. The Pacific Institute's biannual report analyzes how water relates to climate change, corporate interests, and policy reform.

The Stream, October 17: America and the Climate Change Question

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Why is the United States agnostic about climate change while…

James Workman: My Local Wants vs. Their Global Needs — UN Water Forum Hints at Tensions of Competing Agendas

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Heavy hitters in the water world met at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 16 for a public-awareness marketing campaign. But who is the target audience? And what message do they need to hear?

China Turns Profit From Coal-to-liquid Fuels Production, May Expand Controversial Program

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Though China suspended most of its coal-to-liquid fuels refineries in 2008 due to concerns for scarce water resources and high production costs, recent financial gains may lead it to reconsider its policy.

The Stream, September 6: Sixth Famine Zone in Somalia

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The United Nations has declared a sixth famine zone in Somalia,…

Tehuacán Video Essay: Scarcity and Solutions - Pt. 1

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The Tehuacán Valley captures the tragedy and triumph of Mexico’s worst freshwater crisis in decades. In this video, meet Francisca Rosas Valencia, a leader who is working to better her community's water future.

The Stream, August 12: DOE Advisory Panel Releases Natural Gas Report

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A draft report by the U.S. Energy Department's natural gas advisory…

Peter Gleick: When Beliefs Conflict with Facts

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Representative Jim Costa and the California Drought

The Stream, July 1: North America's Greenest Cities

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San Francisco is the greenest city in North America, according…

Peter Gleick: The California Drought (2007-2009) - Myth Versus Reality

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It has been a wet year. Very wet. But remember the drought? California…