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The Stream, October 14: Asian Carp Reach North Dakota

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Invasive Asian silver carp are in North Dakota for the first…

The Stream, September 27: Water (In)Efficiency Around the World

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There is enough fresh water in the world to meet the soaring…

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 8: Peak Water in Saudi Arabia

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Peak water looms more ominously than peak oil for Saudi Arabia,…
World Water Week

Stockholm World Water Week 2011: Megacities, Human Rights, Sanitation, Tech Tools, Energy, and Food

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2,600 global experts. 100 sessions. Seven days. One issue: water.

From Coal Seam to Fracking, Unconventional Gas Industry Faces Opposition in Australia and South Africa

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As an energy boom, propelled by natural gas, continues to gather steam, mining and drilling companies square off with landowners around the globe over who has the right to resources that are located deep below ground.
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Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

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An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.

The Stream, July 5: Water Trading

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The Australian water industry, valued at up to $27 billion, is…

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

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San Francisco is the greenest city in North America, according…
Wastewater Recycled for Drinking Water

Wastewater Recycled for Drinking: Low Water Reserves Prompt Australian Push

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On Australia’s western coast, the city of Perth is in critical danger of depleting the water reserves held by its dams. In response, the government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer.
Shanghai Drought

Rains Bring Relief For Six-Month China Drought, But Chronic Water Problems Loom

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Although now satiated, the dry spell is the latest in a growing trend of severe water shortages threatening China's food production, energy generation, and accelerating modernization.

Infographic: Interactive Timeline Mapping China's Drought-ridden Provinces Since 2007

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Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly persistent problem…