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Special Report: The Global Water Crisis

Since water is crucial to generating energy and agriculture, a water crisis will raise global food prices and slow economic growth. With insufficient water, low economic growth, and high food prices, this could lead to a rise in failed states.
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Water looming as key issue for Nevada Legislature

State lawmakers got a crash course Tuesday on Nevada’s complicated water laws as they prepare to consider several bills dealing with the most precious resource in the driest state in the nation.
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Drought is pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.
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Why Wastewater?

Globally, the vast majority of all the wastewater from our homes, cities, industry and agriculture flows back to nature without being treated or reused – polluting the environment, and losing valuable nutrients and other recoverable materials.
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Water Reuse Can Quench Agriculture’s Growing Thirst

With food demand and water scarcity rising, it’s time to stop treating wastewater like garbage and instead manage it as a resource that can be used to grow crops, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
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How corporations are changing our freshwater future

Everything we use, wear, buy, sell and eat takes water to make. That means the business of water is everyone’s business.  Less than 1 percent of all the water on Earth is both fresh and accessible for drinking, irrigation, power generation and environmental benefits. As we close out 2
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World War III will be fought over water

Watershed Moment: In 2015, NASA’s satellite data revealed that 21 of the world’s 37 large aquifers are severely water-stressed. With growing populations, and increased demands from agriculture and industry, researchers indicated that this crisis is only likely to worsen.
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Oklahoma’s rise in quakes linked to man-made causes

Bill Whitaker reports on the high incidence of earthquakes in Oklahoma, where oil and gas production is injecting vast amounts of wastewater into the earth. During this time of year, Oklahomans are accustomed to searching the skies for signs of tornadoes. Today, they’re just as
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The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water

A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace. Familiar mega-banks, investing powerhouses and others are also buying thousand
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“Oklahoma regulators impose water injection cut to stem earthquakes”

Oklahoma regulators are imposing new restrictions on energy companies injecting wastewater underground as they produce oil and natural gas, in the latest effort to stem a sharp increase in earthquakes. The new rules, announced by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Monday evening,
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