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The Stream, June 1: Drought in China

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Food prices for staple crops such as maize will more than double…

The Stream, May 20: Fighting For Land And Water

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Tensions over illegal farmland seizures are turning into violent…

Harvard Students Win Urban Water Design Challenge for Interactive Water Footprint Infographic

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Three weeks, 36 entries: Global competition sponsored by Circle of Blue and Visualizing.org.
China Water Energy Sustainable Growth

Focusing on Sustainable Growth — China Releases Draft of 12th Five-Year Plan

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Clearly wary about the consequences of its rapid economic development on the environment, China has set a path over the next five years to reduce consumption of the two most important resources that power its economy— coal and water. The country plans to rein in water use and introduces new energy intensity reduction targets in pursuit of more sustainable economic growth, according to the draft proposal of the 12th Five-Year Plan, the master economic blueprint that will chart China’s development through 2015.

The Stream, March 3: South Africa's Energy Mix

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Members of South Africa's Parliament are pushing for the country…

Infographic: China's Wind Energy Sector is Global Leader

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Wind generating capacity in China has reached more than 42 GW—the most of any country.

The Stream, February 17: Water + Climate

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Climate change made the floods that inundated England and Wales…

The Stream, February 15: Budget Cuts

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Greenwire gives details on the highs and lows of President Barack…

World Economic Forum Davos Notebook

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Circle of Blue mentioned in Reuters World Economic Forum Davos…

Q&A: Ned Breslin on Rethinking Hydro-Philanthropy in Water Aid

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There’s often a major disconnect between good intentions and long-term positive change, especially in an era of turmoil where philanthropy can sometimes do more harm than good.

California’s Central Valley to Get More Water

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As the state recovers from a three-year drought and copes with a deteriorating water infrastructure, the nation's food supply just got a boost.

Monsoon Season, Water Shortages Worsen Health Conditions in Nepal

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The Nepalese government plans to improve sanitation access to combat water-borne diseases.