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Colorado Developer Provides Customer List for Proposed Water Pipeline

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Colorado's potential water demand from a proposed water pipeline originating in Wyoming is 50 percent more than the amount proposed for delivery, according to documents submitted yesterday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Putin Approves Waste Discharges into Lake Baikal

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A decree signed last week by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will allow a paper mill on the shore of Lake Baikal to resume dumping sewage and waste water into the lake.

Israel Increases Rates to Pay for Desalinated Water

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On January 1 Israel’s national water company Mekorot raised water rates by 25 percent in order to pay for the incorporation of desalinated water into the national water system.

Epilogue from Steve Solomon's Water The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

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The close of economic journalist Steven Solomon's book is a reflection on the new meaning of water given today's scarcity crisis. Solomon connects freshwater's past and present to paint a future, and potentially very unstable picture of human civilization. By redefining facets of this precious resource, however, he presents the foundation of finding global solutions.

Decades-Long Water War Amongst Southern States May Be Near an End

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A recent meeting by the governors of Georgia, Alabama and Florida may help break a long-running dispute over how much water the Atlanta region can use and the source for that water.

Peter Gleick: Stealing Water from the Future - California's Massive Groundwater Overdraft Newly Revealed

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A NASA report summarizing data collected from new satellites confirms what most water observers have known for a long time. Massive amounts of groundwater are being sucked out of California's Central Valley groundwater aquifers -- unreported, unmonitored, and unregulated.
Video: Copenhagen – Taking the Risk to Define a Zero Carbon, Clean Energy Future

Video: Copenhagen - Taking the Risk to Define a Zero Carbon, Clean Energy Future

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Copenhagen, host of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, claims to be one of the world's greenest cities. It has extensive public transportation, a strong bicycle culture and plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 through progressive blueprints that reduce carbon emissions 20 percent by 2015 compared to 2005.

Melting Glaciers, Drought Jeopardize Bolivian Capital's Water

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Planned migrations to water-rich areas are being considered as an emergency option as La Paz's water supply hangs in the balance.

Drought Causes Record Low Water Allocations for California

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Climate conditions and regulations are causing California to reassess water allocation, potentially taking drastic conservation measures.

Heart of Dryness: Water Infrastructure and Climate Change

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In the third installment of Climate Change Coping Strategies excerpts from James G. Workman's Heart of Dryness we reveal the struggle to develop effective infrastructure in the face of climate change.

Arab World Among the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

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Though water is already scarce and food production will decline in the region, most Arab countries are doing little to prepare, reports say. Food production in the Arab world will be hurt by sea level rises and water scarcity exacerbated by climate change, concluded two reports released last week, according to Reuters.

Peter Gleick: What the Frack? Poisoning Water for Energy Profits

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Injecting water, chemicals, and sand to "frack" the gas from shale rock formations.